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Joseph F. Zacco, 89

Joseph F. Zacco, age 89 of New Richmond, died peacefully on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at the St. Croix Health Center.

Joe was a Navy Veteran serving in World War II. During the war Joe was stationed on the island of Bora Bora specializing as an aerial reconnaissance photographer. He was a former employee of the Pentagon.

Joe worked as a photographer for many years and was an avid fisherman. He held the state high school high-jumping record in Illinois for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary; and former wife, Agnes.

He is survived by four children, Ronald, Susan (John) Manske, Jeff, and Tim (fiancé Suzy); nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, Tony (Alyce); sister, Jenny (Tony) Gianetto; also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to thank the St. Croix Health Center for the great care that Joe received for the past 11 years.

Mass of Christian Burial 4 p.m. is Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Richmond. The visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment parish cemetery.

Memorials preferred to the St. Croix Health Center -- Activity Department. Please join the family for a reception in the church basement.

Arrangements by Cullen Crea Funeral Home, 715-246-2667.