Yolanda Mestler

Yolanda Lucia Mestler

Friday, December 2nd, 1921 - Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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Obituary

Yolanda Lucia Mestler, 98, of Groton New York died May 27, 2020 at her home. Born December 2, 1921 in Trieste, Italy she was the daughter of the late Hugo and Maria Biasori Zappatori.

Yolanda grew up on a farm in Italy assisting her parents until she was 17. She then became a nanny and caretaker to several families in Trieste and Milan. She later worked at a United States military commissary where she met Richard, the love of her life. They married on February 27, 1954 in Italy.
They then moved to Groton in 1957 where they built their own home. She raised her two children while working at Smith Corona and Groton Central Schools. She lovingly doted over her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was known for sharing her Italian delicacies with her many friends and neighbors.

Yolanda is survived by her loving husband of 66 years Richard H. Mestler. Also her children, John (Christine) Mestler of Westerly, Rhode Island and Evelyna Hall of Shelby Township, Michigan. Her grandchildren Carie (Tom) George of Cortland, NY, Danny, of Shelby Township, MI and Joe Hall, of Seattle WA, Andrew, of Cincinnati OH and Emma Mestler, of Chicago, IL as well as twin great grandsons Jackson and Cooper George. Besides her parents she was predeceased by a grandson Eric Mestler, her brother, Duillio Zappatori and sister, Josefina Moras.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the SPCA of Tompkins County (www.spcaonline.com) or mailed to: SPCA of Tompkins County, 1640 Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca NY 14850

The family extends an invitation to offer condolences on Saturday, May 30, from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m at the drive through visitation at Zirbel Funeral Home 115 Williams St., Groton.

In Light of the Corona Virus, this will provide the family comfort during a stressful time with a means to protect both family and friends with being able to remain within the safety requirements. People will remain in vehicles while paying respect to Yolanda and family.

Private graveside services will be held at the Groton Rural Cemetery.

Condolences may be made to her guestbook as well at zirbelfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 30th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 30th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Zirbel Funeral Home
    Address
    115 Williams St.
    GROTON, NY 13073
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    Notes
    The family extends an invitation to offer condolences on Saturday, May 30, from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m at the drive through visitation at Zirbel Funeral Home 115 Williams St., Groton. In Light of the Corona Virus, this will provide the family comfort during a stressful time with a means to protect both family and friends with being able to remain within the safety requirements. People will remain in vehicles while paying respect to Yolanda and family.
  • Service

    Location
    Groton Rural Cemetery
    Address
    Clark Street
    GROTON, NY 13073
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    Officiant
    Rev. Christopher Xenakis
  • Interment

    Location
    Groton Rural Cemetery
    Address
    Clark Street
    groton, NY 13073
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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John Mestler

Posted at 11:06pm
I still miss my mother so much. I remember how she use to greet every phone call with "Hi John" in the most enthusiastic way. It has been nearly 5 months and I can still hear her wonderful smiling voice (if that makes sense). She made me happy and I will never forget her warmth, tenderness, and adoring ways to all she met. There is a hole in my heart that she use to fill. I miss you and love you mom
JB

Jane Belonsoff

Posted at 08:20pm
So happy to have known this lovely lady as well as her husband. Heard so many of her wonderful stories. She was a very special lady. Love and sincere sympathy to the Mestler Family Love, Bud and Jane Belonsoff
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Linda Bonavia

Posted at 07:42am
We will miss her smile and friendly wave from her window as we passed her home. She carefully cleaned my classroom after school for years and her cheerfulness and kindness were unfailing. What a good example she was of a hard worker and a life well lived!
Linda and Howard Bonavia
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Roy Rounseville

Posted at 11:57am
I grieve for you and with you! Remember the good times to
help you through your time of sorrow.

Roy Rounseville

Diana Stewart-Frazier

Posted at 09:55am
Please accept my sincere condolence for your mom, John. She was always such a sweet lady, and she loved her children. How wonderful she lived to be 98. Thinking of your family during this sad time.
Diana Stewart Frazier
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