Michelle Marie Zere

michelle marie  zere

The Zere family would like to ask all who attend to wear bright colors and hats to help celebrate the life of Michelle.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:

Donald J. Trump MAGA 2024 https://secure.winred.com/save-america-joint-fundraising-committee/17e27e0d92e4122b/?utm_campaign=20230320&utm_medium=website&exitintent=true


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/


Celebration of Life Visitation: April 6, 2023 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Celebration of Life Visitation: April 7, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Celebration of Life Visitation: April 7, 2023 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Celebration of Life Service: April 8, 2023 10:00 am

St Patrick's RC Church (SMT)
280 E. Main St
Smithtown, NY 11787

Interment: April 8, 2023 11:00 am

Smithtown Cemetery
64 North Country Rd.

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Michelle Marie Zere 's name.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN


Memories Timeline


  1. Our deepest condolences to the entire Zere family. I will always remember Michelle for a strong, independent and tenacious person. I am so honored to be in her life. ❤️ Thank you Michelle on so many levels.

  2. Rest in peace Michelle. For the Zere family, she will always be with you, I am so very sorry for your loss.

  3. My Sincere condolences on the passing of Michelle.
    I will always remember her as a vivacious and joyful student. Even as a first grader she was engaged and eager to learn and participate !
    Sympathy to you Marie , David , and your family.

  4. My deepest condolences to the Zere family.
    Rest In Peace my beautiful, intelligent, caring friend.

  5. So sad to hear the world lost such a beautiful person. Michelle was strong, independent, smart, and always brought laughter into a room. She will be greatly missed. Rest in peace in God’s loving arms.

    I have no doubt when she gets to heaven she will begin organizing a huge bash and she’ll make sure the local heavenly media is notified. There will be hats and fascinators and noise makers.

  6. I’m so very sorry to hear that Michelle has passed. She was always beautiful inside and out. Caring and loving. She was my neighbor and I am sending many love and so many prayers to the Zere family. I pray they all find some comfort and healing in our love for her.
    Rest in Peace.

  7. My heart just cries with the rest of the family. 😭😭.

    I remember having such great time playing over the summers, growing up as a kid..💞💞

  8. My condolences to the Zere family. Marie, Michael and David I wish you all take solace in knowing she was always a strong part of your family.

  9. I was saddened to hear of the passing of my childhood friend Michelle Zere. My deepest sympathies to everyone who loved her. Michelle’s larger-than-life spirit, confidence and fearlessness left an indelible imprint on me and helped to shape who I became. Though we lost touch over the years, I have cherished memories. Here’s one that is classic Michelle (even though she was likely only 12/13) Late 1970’s in her Mom’s basement on Moriches road in Lake Grove- disco lights, speakers, bean bag chairs, a transfixed “audience” and of course a microphone- and Michelle belting out Helen Reddy’s “I am Woman Hear Me Roar”. Well, she sure was… and We sure did. Rest in peace dear friend

  10. In 2014 Michelle took my hand and guided me when I was starting my company in the US. She was much more than a realtor, she became a reference and a real friend. She welcomed my family when we moved to America, hosted us several times.
    We celebrated with her our first Thanksgiving, she invited us for Christmas.
    She was beyond professionalism, and she was the best American that we have ever met.
    Me, my family, we are all shocked by her loss.
    Our prayers for her and for her wonderful family, in particular Marie.

  11. Dear Michelle, I know you can’t hear me, but maybe you can. I will always remember your loving and generous ways. Your wit, your compassion for those around you and your deep dedication to your family. Rest now, you are in good hands. Love you and will miss you . You will forever be in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

  12. Michelle was a breath of fresh air and I was immediately drawn to her amazing strong energy. A beautiful Patriot who brought laughter to any conversation. My thoughts are with her family for this tremendous loss. May she rest in heaven at peace with God.

  13. Michelle had a beautiful smile and was a true American patriot. May her memory be eternal. God bless the Zere family.

  14. candleI’m so sorry I won’t be able to attend the services as I’ll be out of town, but please know my thoughts and prayers will be with the Zere family. So terribly sorry for your loss. Love to you all.

  15. Hemchand & Sue Bhagirathe. Our deepest sympathy to your family.
    Sorry for your loss. I

  16. This will be a forever loss for Marie and her loving brothers. The princess of the family..the voice of the family…the clone of her loving mother. No words can define this loss. I love you Marie.

  17. To know Michelle was to immediately love her and never forget her. She was a largerr than life figure in so many ways. My deepest condolences to Marie and David and family. May she rest in peace in the arms of Jesus..

  18. Out deepest condolences..to entire zere family so sorry way to young to go from our whole family

  19. From Michelle’s very first breath in this world, to her, quite literally, very last breath in this world, her Mother, Marie, was by her side. What a bond to break….

    She may no longer be by your side in the physical realm Marie, but she will very much be with you every step of the way as you continue on in your journey. Though you may not realize it yet, you have spent a lifetime preparing her for this very moment. Death is not the end, to the contrary, it is the beginning of her (and your) new chapter FLY HIGH MICHELLE…….and keep doing what you’ve always done best….protect your Mom at all cost….she needs you now more than ever.

    All of my love….

  20. Our deepest condolences to the entire Zere Family.
    May God Bless You and keep you strong. Michelle‘s powerful and beautiful light is shining throughout heaven for all to see.
    We are for you.
    Charmaine and Ken Wittmann

  21. So very sorry to hear about Michelle’s passing. She was such an inspiration to all that knew her. May God open His arms and embrace you as you enter into His Kingdom. My sincere condolences to the entire Zere family… may you find solace in the light that Michelle brought into your lives.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  22. Rest in Peace. You remind me of my beautiful sister who left us 7 years ago….I pray you both will meet in a much better place.

  23. I love you, my beautiful cousin. I will never forget all of our good times growing up together. Every holiday, every summertime pool party, all the performances and trips. Mostly, the stories and laughs. You probably never knew how much I idolized you growing up. I hope you are at peace and some part of you is rejoicing with those in our family who went before you. I will miss you until we can be together again.
    Sending love and light to Marie, Michael, Sandra, David, Jennifer, all the children and all who loved Michelle.

  24. I am broken hearted for my friend Marie and the entire Zere family. No doubt, Michelle lived each of her days on Earth to the fullest. Though she leaves so many to mourn her passing, all can rejoice in knowing that now she walks with Jesus! Hallelujah! May God wrap Marie and this special family in His loving arms with blessed assurance that you will be reunited with Michelle again. Love to each of you, Melanie Collier

  25. I am thankful and blessed to have known Michelle. She was such a speacial person. Sending prayers and hugs to her family .🙏🙏💔💔🙏

  26. candleDear Michael & The Zere Family,

    With deepest sympathy as you remember Michelle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. We are wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and may God comfort you through this time of sorrow.

    Tim Stevens, Chris Lynch, Henry Elsesser, and all of us at the Island Companies

  27. Dear Marie and the entire Zere family
    There are no words that can be said to express the sadness you and everyone who knew Michelle must feel on this day and the coming days ahead but while I am sincerely sad as well I’m going to thank you and god for bestowing such a wonderful person like Michelle on this earth , her time here while not as long as one would hope for has touched and impacted the lives of everyone she has met throughout her journey in life , I for one will never forget her ,she possessed everything that’s special about god’s children. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

  28. candleI had the pleasure of working with Michelle. She will be missed. I can see her now talking with Jesus telling Him how to decorate and prepare the mansions in heaven for us. My prayers go out to her mother, brother and her nephews whom she use to talk about a lot. I also pray for all her family, loved ones and clients. May God continue to bless your family and friends, though you might no longer be with us, your impact on our lives will be. I thank the Lord for that and pray for blessings and joy in Jesus name, Amen!

  29. I loved how she glowed when she shared her brothers’ & mother’s accomplishments.
I loved to hear her sing opera with her brother at the piano, I loved hearing of her adventures traveling around the world with her mother. Her great energy, love of family & country is, and will always be, an inspiration to us all.

  30. candleSo sorry for your loss. Michelle you will be missed by many.
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers-

  31. I remember the day I met Michelle at a LIMBA meeting. I told her how I met her mother Marie and my association with Earnie Fazio. She was a carbon copy of Marie.
    So very sorry. She will be greatly missed and we join everyone in sharing our grief during this difficult time.

  32. Michelle was the most largest than life personality! She was fun, creative, professional, outrageous, funny, personable, and devoted to her family and friends, than one could ever have the pleasure to spend time with! May you dance and sing to your hearts content, among the stars in heaven❤️

  33. 💐 I was so very blessed to have had Michelle and her amazing family in my life. Michelle was the strongest, smartest, happiest and generous woman. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her as I did. Michelle and Marie and her brothers welcomed me into their family back in 1985 and I have alway called Michelle Auntie Michelle after I had children. Caring, thoughtful and full of cheer. Even though we have lived across the country from each other we always thought of each other as sisters. You will be so very missed. 💐

  34. Michelle was indeed a very intelligent and talented person. My sincere sympathy to the family members for her loss.
    Ernie Fazio

  35. My heartfeld condolences on the loss of your daughter. Prayers lifted up for a covering of peace. In sympathy and love

  36. candleI’m so sorry for your loss. I was so upset to find out that Michelle had passed away. I knew Michelle about 30 years ago… She was such a fun and exciting person to be around. Her personality was almost as big as her heart. I will always remember her fondly and will keep her in my prayers. May God’s love surround you and give you comfort during this very difficult time.

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