Anthony Vincent Zanca, Sr.

Anthony Vincent Zanca Sr. passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the age of 80.  His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that he had touched in some way throughout his life. He was the beloved husband of 58 years to Louise Johnson Zanca, and by previous marriage, Jean Stevens.  Loving father of Debra Wall (Don), Ricky Zanca, Cheryl Bergeron (Todd), Trudy Tritt (A.J.) and the late Anthony Zanca Jr. (Roni).  Son of the late Vincent and Pearl Davis Zanca.  Brother of Conchetta “Connie” Guidry. Proud grandfather of Anthony Zanca III, Ashley Zanca, Jennifer Warton (Shane), Nicholas Wall (Amanda), Nathan Mason (Zelleigh), Kayce Mason, Todd Bergeron Jr., Tony Stafford Jr., Alexander Tritt Jr. and the late Ricky Zanca Jr.  He is also survived and fondly remembered by his 9 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Anthony was born in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish where he enjoyed a long career as a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union.  He truly enjoyed life through his simple pleasures of boating, trawling, shrimping, and laughing with his friends and family. He will always be remembered for his loyalty and dedication to his family and friends, his caring and loving spirit, his laughter, loving his vacation cruises and especially his Harley. He was our pillar of courage and strength, and will be deeply missed by us all.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until noon, followed by a celebration of Anthony’s life beginning at noon. He will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens, followed by a catered reception in the Magnolia Room. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit