Fioravante Zanchetta, age 90 of Macomb, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2022 surrounded by the love of his family. Fioravante, known to many as Floyd, was born on September 25, 1931, to Giulio and Teresa Zanchetta in Vittorio Veneto, Italy. In 1955, at the age of 24, a young Floyd would make his move to Canada. His ship docked in Nova Scotia, and he began his new life. Floyd would meet the love of his life, and future bride, Isabella Tedesco, when he was invited over by her cousin to play cards with them. It was love at first sight for Floyd, knowing that she would be the woman he would marry. Floyd and Isabella would marry on April 4th , 1959, in a beautiful ceremony at St. Angela Merici in Windsor, Canada. Together they would raise four cherished children: Giulio, Angela, Giuseppe, and Fiore. Floyd was always an incredibly hard worker and provider for his family, working during his life as a talented mason. He was proud of what he did, and it truly showed through his craftmanship. Floyd and Isabella were also very devoted to their faith, and the Catholic church. They were long term parishioners at St. Malachy from 1969 – 1995 when they moved to Higgins Lake, they attended St. Michaels in Roscommon from 1995-2010, and St. Isidore Catholic Church from 2010 to present day when they moved to Macomb. Both Floyd and Isabella were incredibly active in all the churches they belonged to, and always devoted their time to many of the church’s causes. Floyd was also a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus member, which he was so proud to be a part of. Floyd and Isabella were also very active in St. Vincent DePaul, and dedicated much of their time and Floyd’s workmanship and ability to fix almost anything to help the charity in any way they needed. In his free time, Floyd loved to go hunting, gardening, bowling, play bocce ball with his friends, and play cards and games with his family. He was also a talented woodworker, making furniture for his family that is still cherished to this day. Floyd also enjoyed classical music and his favorite operas. He cherished the times Isabella and his children were able to return to Italy, visiting all his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins there. Also, the many summer trips throughout Northern Michigan, with his children, grandchildren and extended family were some of his fondest memories. Isabella and he, were also fortunate to take many trips, spending a month in February, with his loved brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law at different locations around the United States. Family always was the most important thing to Floyd, and his greatest accomplishment was the beautiful family he grew with Isabella.
Floyd will be forever remembered by all who loved him.
Beloved husband of Isabella Zanchetta; cherished father of Giulio (Jennie) Zanchetta, Angela (Tim) Rafferty, Giuseppe (Shannon) Zanchetta, and Fiore (Carol) Zanchetta; proud grandfather of David, Zachary (Tayler), Alek, Francesca (Danny), Sarah, Ashley, Jacob, Lindsey, Jason, and Kelly; loving great-grandfather of Quinn; dear brother of Ivone (Aldo) Campodall’orto of Italy, Angelo (Rita) Zanchetta of Italy, and Enrico (Ivana) Zanchetta of Italy; loved brother-in-law of Frank (Carla) Tedesco, Rosa White, Tom (Cathy) Tedesco , John (Teresa) Tedesco, Rosemary Tedesco. Floyd was also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and countless friends in Italy, Canada, and the United States.
Floyd joins in heaven his loving parents Giulio and Teresa Zanchetta, siblings Maria (Domenico) Gava, and Bruna (Pietro) DeNardi, parents-in-law Giuseppe and Angela Tedesco, and brother-in-law Tony Tedesco. Visitation to take place on Wednesday, March 16 from 2:00 – 8:00 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass to take place on Thursday, March 17 at St. Isidore Catholic Church. Instate or gathering time 11:00 AM and mass at 11:30 AM. Procession to follow to Resurrection Cemetery where committal prayers and entombment will take place.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Floyd’s memory can be made to St. Vincent DePaul, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, or the Knights of Columbus