In Memory of Cathy Zaccardi





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Cathy Zaccardi

Cathy Christye Zaccardi September 18, 1951 – May 29, 2020 Cathy could not go on without her partner of 40 years. She succumbed to her battle with COPD on the morning of Friday, May 29, 2020. She passed away at home, where she wanted to be with her family and her dogs. She was born in New York and spent her childhood there with her father Christopher, her uncle Paul, and her Aunt Mary. Cathy had two siblings, her sister Marianne and brother Charlie. In 1970 Cathy gave birth to her daughter Christye Negreponte. Papa (Christopher) moved the family to the Wood River Valley to start a new life for the family. The family settled in Ketchum until the early 90’s when Papa built the farm on Baseline road in Bellevue. Cathy met the love of her life Jeff Zaccardi on Valentine’s Day in 1981. It was love at first site, they would later marry in 1984 on August 31st and were never seen apart from that day on. Cathy spent 25 plus years working as a public servant for Blaine County School District serving as a board clerk. She was an amazing employee and took so much pride in her work. Cathy and Jeff loved to fish together and spent many days on the Salmon River. In August 1993 they moved to the family farm on Baseline. They raised organic beef and lamb before it was a popular thing to do. She loved all her animals and they produced some extremely fine meat for family and friends. If you were considered a friend by Cathy, you were considered family. She is and will always be missed. Cathy is survived by her daughter, Christye Negreponte and her husband. Also, by her nephew Christian Offen (Jacksonville, Fla.) and her loving, loyal companion Phoebe (border collie) The family asks that you light a candle at In lieu of flowers please donate to the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley.