Denise Zachary
Thursday
12
November

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home
26 Franklin Avenue
Glen Cove, New York, United States
Thursday
12
November

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home
26 Franklin Avenue
Glen Cove, New York, United States
Thursday
12
November

Funeral Service

7:00 pm
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home
26 Franklin Ave.
Glen Cove, New York, United States

Obituary of Denise Lee Zachary

Denise Lee Zachary (Ammie to so many) peacefully passed away at the age of 65 on Friday, November 6, 2020 at her home in Glen Cove, N.Y. Born on June 25, 1955 to Clifton Smith and Dorothy Smith, Denise was the younger sister to Audrey Demarco, Arlene Suttong, Clifton Smith Jr., Sharon Renna, and Linda Pertrizzo.

Denise grew up in Locust Valley, N.Y. until she moved to Glen Cove in 1968, where she then met, who turned out to be the love of her life, and husband Keno Zachary in 1973. Denise had a daughter Pamela who Keno loved and raised as his own. The two then went on to have two children together, Kena Sease (Zachary), and Keno Zachary Jr.

Family meant the world to her, almost as much as an ice cold can of coke, a pack of cigarettes and a shot of Bacardi Gold. Denise always provided love and support for her family and friends. She was the mom of the block, but not just the block, she was mom to everyone whose life she touched and made better. The one, who when turning up the Lane at any given time you could look up and catch a glimpse of her waving at you from the chair on the porch. Always with her door open for anyone who needed a warm place to stay or a hot meal if hungry. A person to listen to whatever you needed or wanted to talk about. She was a woman who held no punches on what or how she felt. You knew you were going to get the truth from her, and people loved that about her. Her home was a place to spend Thanksgiving or any holiday no matter if you were family or not. You will be so missed Ammie. Forever in our hearts.

“You never said I’m leaving,

You never said goodbye.

You were gone before I knew it,

And only God knew why.

A million times I needed you,

A million times I cried.

If love alone could have saved you,

You never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,

In death I love you still.

In my heart you hold a place,

That no one could ever fill.

It broke my heart to lose you,

But you did not go alone.

For part of me went with you,

The day God took you home”

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Denise is survived by her husband Keno W Zachary, her children Pamela Zachary, Kena Sease (Savon), Keno W Zachary Jr. (Jordana), her godson Justin Hudson, her grandchildren Tashana, Kayla, Nakeesha, James, Christopher, Aaliyah, Fatimah, Latia, Jessica, Keno III, and Aiden. Denise also leaves behind a slew of great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation at Dodge Thomas Funeral Home Thursday 2-4 and 6-8. A service will be held at 7pm.

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