ZONA, Joseph F. Passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with COPD surrounded by his family on May 9, 2019.
Beloved husband of the late Grace (Marcotullio) with whom he shared 38 years of marriage. Devoted father of Tracey Francoeur and her husband Mark and Gina Zona McNulty and her husband James.
Loving grandfather of Emily, Molly, Jillian and Taylor. Brother of the late Anthony Zona and Marie Zafferano. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
Joe was born in East Boston and continued to reside there his entire life. He attended the University of Maryland and received his Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University. A man of humor, intelligence and kindness, he was well known as the on-air meteorologist at WRKO, WEEI in Boston and recorded his forecasts from Weather Services in Bedford, MA. Joe's forecasts were also syndicated for broadcast throughout the country including WHEN in Syracuse, NY and as far as Honolulu, HI. Joe was the first meteorologist to forecast the infamous Blizzard of 1978.
Joe served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, which was when he began his career in meteorology.
Funeral services will be private. Donations in Joe's memory to the American Lung Assoc. would be appreciated
American Lung Assoc.
1661 Worcester Rd., Suite 301, Framingham MA 01701