Desiree Zaccaria

February 19,1982  –  August 30, 2019


image of Desiree Zaccaria

Desiree Zaccaria

Our beautiful girl Desiree passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019.   She is the daughter of Darryl and Judy Zaccaria, the sister of Jason, the sister-in-law of Leah and aunt of Alexis.

She was born at Providence Hospital in Seattle.  Dez grew up in Kirkland, went to Juanita Elementary, Juanita High School and Bellevue Community College.  She was a natural athlete in any sport she tried and with any ball she picked up.  At BCC she hit the longest home run at that school by a female athlete.

Desiree was involved with the youth group at St. John Vianney and really enjoyed the mission work of visiting nursing homes, attending to the migrant farmer children and especially building homes for the poor in Tijuana.

Her career was in banking and investments.  She worked at Washington Mutual/Chase Bank and Symetra.  She was image of Desiree Zaccariaan organizer and comfortable with her sexuality – she established a group for young women and called it “Les-be-Friends”.  Desiree was also on the board that begin a chapter of the LGBTQ for Symetra.

We will miss her beautiful smile, those deep dimples, baby blue eyes, infectious laugh, huge lovable personality, her hugs, the way she could sing the words to any song and her love of a good dance party.  Our lives are forever changed and we are better for knowing her. Therefore, we all have a huge hole in our hearts that will never be filled because of her passing.

Desiree’s funeral and celebration of her life will be on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 12600 84th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA at 10:00 a.m.  A reception and luncheon will follow at church.  Internment will be at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline.

May her beautiful soul rest in peace…

25 Responses to “Desiree Zaccaria”

  • Judy zaccaria says:

    It’s so hard to see this in print Dez. My heart is broken, but with God’s grace we will get through this. I love you through eternity and beyond.

  • Cindy Klitzke says:

    I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter, Desiree. My prayers and sympathy are with you during this difficult time. May you find that the support of family and friends help you through this. May God heal your broken hearts as time goes on. May she rest in peace.

  • Kati says:

    She will be forever missed, and never forgotten. She made me a better person. My daughter and I will keep her in our hearts.

  • Donna and Jim O’Brien says:

    Oh, Judy and Darryl…..we cannot even begin to comprehend the magnitude of your loss and the weight of your grief. We know that you are comforted by your wonderful faith community and your cherished memories of Desiree. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

  • Keri Trine says:

    My sweet Desilue has been a soul sister and absolute confidant to me since we were 9 years old, I will so greatly miss our deepest conversations but most of all her infectious laugh. She has affected so many lives for the better, may her funny and sweet memories be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow as we all celebrate her incredible soul. I love you Mama Judy and Darryl, we are here with you. Love Keri & Justin

  • Katy Boyd says:

    My first best friend…your smile and those dimples could light up the room, your laughter was contagious, you had the biggest heart. I will miss you dearly my friend, may you rest in peace. I love you.

  • marvin weiss says:

    Karen and I are so sorry for your loss of Desiree and extend our condolences. While never meeting her other than as a small child, I remember Darryl’s many proud moments of talking about her athletic accomplishments.

  • Vince and Sheila Tonc says:

    Judy and Darrell, we are sorry for our family loss. Time goes by quickly and unfortunately often with great sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. All our love!

  • Kristin Johnson says:

    Darryl – so sorry to hear this news. I just remember how proud a poppa you always were about her. I can’t imagine the loss of a child – know that my thoughts are with you all.

  • David Rodgers says:

    So sorry for your loss Darryl and Judy. God’s Peace be with you.

  • John Rafferty says:

    I worked with Desiree and am so sorry to hear of her passing. I will remember her positive and upbeat attitude.

  • Gloria Newvine ( Rauch) says:

    Judy and Darrell,

    My heart goes out to you for your loss. We go back a long way from our early days at St. John Vianney Parish. I will keep you in my thoughts. May your memories of Desiree comfort you.

  • Stuart & Sandra Kastelic says:

    Dear Darryl & Judy & family:
    We are so saddened by the news of your lovely daughter’s passing and wish we had had the chance to know her. Our deepest Sympathy. We will pray for you all. Sending love from Sangudo,
    Stuart and Sandra Kasteiic

  • Helen Beto-Van Wagoner says:

    Dear Darryl and Judy,

    Although because of distance and age difference I only met Desiree a handful of times. I remember her as a baby most likely at Uncle Johnny and Teta Helen’s. I also remember how long you waited for your baby girl. As I recall, you named her after Desiree Harmond. I thought that was the most beautiful name and I was certain she would grow up to be beautiful (because Des Harmond was). Your Des certainly did turn out to be a beautiful person inside and out. I wish I had gotten to know her. From all I heard you we’re loving wonderful parents and she loved you very much. Godspeed!
    My love, Little Helen

  • Jon and Mary Natson says:

    Darryl and Judy,

    We were shocked and saddened to see Desiree’s obituary in the paper. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very heartbreaking time.

    Jon and Mary

  • Lynn and Bonnie Stowell says:

    Judy and Darryl, words are not adequate to express feelings at times like this, but please know we and so many others love and support you during this trying time. It is clear what a wonderful and caring person you daughter was, a reflection of her wonderful parents.
    We are unable to attend the celebration of her life but we will be thinking of you. Lynn and Bonnie Stowell

  • Karen Behling says:

    Dear Judy & Darryl, our hearts go out to you. We remember the darling little girl with the dimples in STJV church all those years ago. We too have a daughter in the LBGTQ community. We cannot fathom your heartbreak of loss. Sending our love & prayers. Sincerely, Karen & Roy Behling
    ( I still use your soup recipe)

  • Courtney Alben says:

    Desiree, you were the first to include me at our Lilacs softball practice. So out going, giggling and smiling all the time! I just adored you. We will all miss you, and remember you in special little ways…. mine is lilacs they are sweet and beautiful just like you❤️⚽️⚾️

  • kimtien T tran says:

    Dee, I dreamed of you last night. You were there, waiting for me to get out of work so we could go to Happy Hours. You will be dearly missed.

    You are free to chase any rainbows now.

    Love you always.

  • Nancy Yee says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

  • James Sabbatini says:

    Desiree, I am so sorry and just found out about your passing. You were one of my favorite people at Symetra. You were there with me at UC Irvine’s first ever Big Dance rooting for the underdog with me. You always had a smile and a courtesy laugh at my awful dad jokes.
    You are one of the most loving and accepting people. May the Lord richly bless you in heaven.
    To live is Christ and to die is gain. May you enjoy eternal life and I hope to see you again.
    Your friend Jimmy Sabbs

  • Amy Thaler says:

    Desiree, I am so sorry to have heard of your passing. I truly enjoyed working with you at Symetra and you were always so kind when I called needing help. The world is a little more dim with out your twinkle in it.

  • Erin Pendle says:

    It’s been ages since we were in touch, but I just learned of Desiree’s passing on Facebook and it took my breath away. She was such a lovely person, so full of life. I will remember her as a sweet, caring, funny soul who brought a lot of light into this world. Rest In Peace, friend. You will be missed.

  • Dee Morrill says:

    To my sweet friend. I miss your smile and your unwavering kindness. I miss our deep conversations and belly laughs. As long as we have our memories, you’ll always be with us. Although my heart aches, I know you’re all around. Be free my sweet friend, be free. I love you.

  • John & Jeri Griffin says:

    Words are not enough to express our condolences at the loss of your daughter. It’s just not supposed to happen this way. Sending healing love your way and may you find peace and comfort at this moment and always. Keeping you in our prayers, John & Jeri Griffin

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