Deacon Frank Zammuto Dies Jan. 6 in Rockford
January 14, 2021
ROCKFORD—Deacon Frank Licari Zammuto, 60, of Rockford died suddenly at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. 
He was born Sept. 20, 1960, in Rockford, to Peter J. and Carmella (Licari) Zammuto. Deacon Zammuto graduated from Rockford’s Boylan Central Catholic High School in 1979. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor of science in biology and received a masters degree in molecular biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduating he went on to be a research associate for UCLA Health Laboratory. 
In 1997, he moved home to Rockford and worked as information technology director for Nicolosi and Associates and then for Giovanni’s Inc. 
In 2005 he started working for MICROS Systems as a senior consultant and in 2010 became a product manager and eventually a senior solutions engineer for Oracle Corporation. 
Deacon Zammuto was ordained a deacon in the Rockford Diocese on Sept. 24, 2016. He saw the diaconate as his true vocation. 
Over the years he taught and directed the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program at St. Anthony of Padua and Holy Family parishes, both in Rockford. 
He was a long-time parishioner of Holy Family Parish, Rockford, and served as their permanent deacon. He was also an associate of the School Sisters of St. Francis. 
Deacon Zammuto is survived by his mother, Carmella Zammuto; his siblings, Susan (Joseph) Castrogiovanni, Joseph (Rebecca) Zammuto, DDS, and Mary (Wayne) Nelson; his nieces and nephews, Kate, Mary and Joseph Castrogiovanni, Cole, Greyson, Carson and Myles Garcia, Joseph and Braydon Zammuto, Dylan Zammuto, and Ava Jane Nelson; his aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins, his brother deacons and other members of the clergy and numerous dear friends. 
He was predeceased by his father; grandparents, and two uncles, 
A funeral will be celebrated at 12 noon Saturday, Jan. 16 at Holy Family Parish, 4401 Highcrest Road, Rockford. Burial will be in St. Mary-St. James Cemetery in Rockford. 
Memorials may be made to Holy Family Parish Adult Formation Programs or to the Zammuto family to make gifts to other charities. 
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no visitation prior to the funeral.  Parishioners may attend.  If the church reaches capacity, the overflow crowd will be able to view it in St. Gabriel Hall. It will also be livestreamed by the parish.
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