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“Sue: Although I have not seen you and John for some time, I wanted to express my sympathies. I have fond memories of fishing for sturgeon, watching...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Jane Kaiser - Franklin, WI

“Fisherman's PrayerGod grant that I may live to fishFor another shining day. But when my final cast is madeI then most humbly pray,When nestled in...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Kenny and Patti Grissman - Oneida, WI

“Met John about 6 yrs ago, Taught me a lot about Sturgeon Spearing. Remember sitting with him in the shack that first year. I just came to watch. ...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Kurt Meisel - Reedsburg, WI

“Dear Sue,, I loved reading all the memories of those I do not know and know well...John touched many lives...he visited Dino & I at the shop and home...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Ellie Papendieck - Chilton, WI

“May the road rise up to meet you.May the wind always be at your back.May the sun shine warm upon your face,and rains fall soft upon your fields.And...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Sue and family,I was really shocked to read that John had passed. I worked with him at the Briggs & Stratton foundry for many years and...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: David Hall - Milwaukee, WI

“I wont be able to attend the service but I want you to know you and your family are in our prayers. John was a good friend and I was shocked by the...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: richard Gosetti - WI

You were my Best Friend and my Best Man.  Until we play again.  I'll be thinking of you.
8 of 18 | Posted by: Kenny Grissman

“MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE ZAFFIRO FAMILY. ESPECIALLY SUE AND RITA.SO MANY FOND MEMORIES OF OUR FAMILIES ON OUR SUNDAY PICNICS TO PHANTHOM LAKE...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: ANGELA PERSON (AZZOLINA) - WI

“John all can say I love you my old but best friend miss you for know .Rick conti. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“I just recently met John as we had become neighbors on Lake Winnebago in Stockbridge. I enjoyed talking with him as he proudly spoke about his well...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“John, We will all miss you so much. You and Sue befriended us over 13 years ago, even though we were Bears Fans. You taught us everything you knew...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“I am still in shock, and so deeply saddened by my cousin John's untimely death. My mom and his mom were sisters, when we came to this country in...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Rosa Chaney - Saukville, WI

“John was always a Ray of Sunshine! We were unable to see one another as much as we would have liked but that did not matter because when we did we...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“I am deeply saddened about you Johnny. Words cannot express that sadness. I miss ya already. I keep looking out my window at the store, thinking you...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Billy Lodi - West Bend, WI

John and I at my niece's wedding “Patti and I were shocked and saddened when we heard that my cousin John had passed. John and I grew up together in Milwaukee. We lived in the same...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Sal Lodi - Atlanta, GA

“JOHN WAS A MUCH LOVED COUSIN OF MY BROTHER JOHN AND ROSS AZZOLINA AS WELL AS MYSELF. WE HAVE MANY YEARS OF BEAUTIFUL AND FUN MEMORIES THAT WE WILL...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Angela Person - Franklin, WI

“John, All the memories I have of hunting and fishing with you and all the fun we had over our years will be cherished forever. Two bodies/one mind at...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Steve VandenBoom - Stockbridge, WI


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John was born on April 7, 1954 and passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

John was a resident of Wisconsin at the time of passing.

John was a 30 year employee of Briggs and Stratton, served his country proudly in the Navy and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Private interment Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Max A. Sass & Sons Mission Hills Chapel 8910 W. Drexel Avenue Franklin WI 53132 Visitation - Max A. Sass & Sons Mission Hills Chapel Zaffiro, S. John Visitation - Max A. Sass & Sons Mission Hills Chapel 8910 W. Drexel Avenue Franklin, WI 53132 Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max A. Sass & Sons Mission Hills Chapel 8910 W. Drexel Avenue Franklin WI 53132 Service - Max A. Sass & Sons Mission Hills Chapel Zaffiro, S. John Service - Max A. Sass & Sons Mission Hills Chapel 8910 W. Drexel Avenue Franklin, WI 53132 Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated.

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