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“Dear Liz and Sharon, We were so sorry to learn of Zina's death. Sam will be so happy to see her again. We will always remember the wonderful...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Phil and Ann Livingston - Hammond, LA

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to the family. I have such fond memories of Zina. She wa a very special lady; may she rest in peace.With...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Lynn Arnold - Metairie, LA

“Prayers, love and hugs to you my friends. Loved Zina and love you. So sorry for your loss but so glad she is whole again. I am so sorry I will not be...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Lynn Gagnon - COVINGTON, LA

“So sorry for your loss. And the loss of our dear long time friend. We have many good memories to cherish when we lived across the street from Dandy's...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Gordon and Eloise Anderson

“Miss Zina,so sorry you are gone but happy you are at peace.I will always have such fond memories of you laughing and joking with me and Liz. Love you...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Carol Monteleone-Terre - Metairie, LA

“So sorry for your loss, Liz.. thoughts and prayers dear friend... ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Faye King DUPONT - Hammond, LA

“Sharon, I just heard about your Mom's passing. I am so sorry to hear it. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you and your family. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Rose Martens - Hammond, LA

“Liz, i am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort for you and your family. I will always remember her from years ago at Dandies. Sweet lady. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Tilly DiMaggio - Natalbany, LA


Zina DiMattia DePaula, resident of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away at her home on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at the age of 88. She was born on Saturday, July 30, 1932, in Hammond, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Sam DiMattia and the late Angelina Dominick DiMattia.

Zina is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth D. Cascio and Sharon DePaula; grandchildren, Katherine and Chris Bordelon, and Brad and Katie Cascio; great-grandchildren, Emma Grace Thibodeaux, Colin Bordelon, and Olivia, Sam, and Bennie Cascio; brother, Sammie (Pattie) DiMattia.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Sam DePaula; and sister, Katy Bittola.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 9:00 am until 10:30 am at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 am on Friday at Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church, 14450 Hwy 442, Tickfaw, Louisiana 70466.
Interment will follow at Rose Memorial Park Mausoleum in Hammond, Louisiana.

Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home. Thank you for your cooperation.

A guestbook is available at www.harrymckneely.com.