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Norbert Alphonse Zonca

July 27, 1946 ~ June 26, 2022 (age 75)


Norbert A Zonca, D.D.S. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 26, 2022. Norb is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Mary Ann, three loving children Dr. Stephen Zonca, (Kim) Andrew, Julia and Kaitlyn; Anne Zonca Keith (Phil) Ryan and Evan Puvalowski, and  Dr. Jonathan Zonca (Michelle), Alex, Ian, Luke and Elisabeth Zonca.  He was predeceased by Charles, Mary and Martin Zonca.

He has had many great relatives, colleagues and friends.

Norb graduated from the University of Detroit High School and the University of Detroit Dental School. He was a practicing dentist in Hartland for 37 years after teaching at the dental school for several years.  In 1986, he achieved a Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. He also received the “Pinnacle” Award from the Livingston District Dental Society. Norb and Mary Ann built and managed the Trillium Professional Center in Hartland and were members of the Hartland Chamber of Commerce.

Norb served as President of the Livingston District Dental Society, the Cromaine Library Board and the McPherson/Livingston Hospital Board. He also volunteered for the St. John the Baptist Parish Council and Building Committee.

As he neared retirement, Norb began utilizing his dental skills in elaborate woodcarving and woodworking projects. He crafted an amazing array of furniture and wildlife carvings. Much of his work received recognition at multiple shows and contests, including a best of show award in 2018 at the SW Florida Wood Art Show.

Norb had a passion for nature and the great outdoors. He took great joy in sharing this passion, and teaching his kids and grandkids how to hunt, fish, and enjoy all of nature’s beauty. Norb’s favorite place of all was the family cabin in Canada. Many of our best family memories were created there. We enjoyed many wonderful trips across this great country, including another of Norb’s favorite places - Yellowstone National Park.

We will miss you dearly Norb.

Norb’s Community Farewell will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at (10AM gathering) 12PM Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Howell, MI. He will be laid to rest at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights, MI. Memorial contributions may be given to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Please leave a message of comfort for Norb’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
July 2, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
2099 N. Hacker Rd.
Howell, MI 48855

Mass of Christian Burial
July 2, 2022

12:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
2099 N. Hacker Rd.
Howell, MI 48855


Capuchin Soup Kitchen
1620 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit MI 48211

St. John Catholic Church
2099 N Hacker Rd., Howell MI 48855
Tel: 1-517-546-7200

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