On January 5, 2021, we lost our beloved, beautiful, and courageous Graciela Maria Cava Zullo. She fought until the end, never giving up, and left us with a smile despite suffering for almost four years. With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to our hero, our companion, and our inspiration.

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Our wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin, and friend is survived by her husband, Angelo, three children: Nancy (Martin), Gabriel (Paige), and Christian, and five grandchildren: Dylan (14), Ema (13), Gage (12), Maia (10), and Gavin (8). She is also survived by her mother, Rosa Turbinelli Cava and sisters: Sara Zullo and Lucy Karren.

Graciela was loved by everyone and loved everyone unconditionally. She had an engaging personality, vibrant spirit, and kind heart. She was a friend to all who knew her. She was passionate about cooking, traveling, spending time with her friends, and making everyone feel welcome, but her greatest source of happiness and pride was her wonderful family, especially her grandchildren. She loved watching her granddaughters dance, her grandsons play sports, and having the family over for Sunday dinners.

Graciela was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 1, 1955 and lived there until she moved with her husband to Stanford, Connecticut for a few years, where her daughter was born. Her first son was born in Argentina and her second son was born in Utah. She remained in Utah, where she worked hard, made many sacrifices, and was blessed with her five grandchildren.

We will miss Graciela immensely but we are greatly comforted by the knowledge that she has returned to her heavenly home and the open arms of her loving father, Francesco Cava. We are all better for having known and loved Graciela. She impacted so many people around the world and her kindness will never be forgotten. We will carry her in our hearts until we see her again.

On behalf of the family, we wish to express our sincere appreciation for the kind wishes, thoughts, and prayers. Viewing will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 pm and a family tribute will begin at 7:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah 84107. All are welcome to attend. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 11:00 am at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1375 East Spring Lane, Salt Lake City, Utah 84117. Visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment to follow at Murray City Cemetery, 5490 South Vine Street, Murray, Utah 84107. The family tribute service on Monday evening and the funeral Mass on Tuesday morning will be available to view online at www.jenkins-soffe.com. Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com.


Celebration of Life

Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary
4760 S. State Street
Murray, UT 84107


Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
1375 East Spring Lane
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Funeral Service

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
1375 East Spring Lane
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Graveside Service

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Murray City Cemetery
5490 South Vine Street
Murray, UT 84107

Services Handled By

Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary - Murray
4760 S State Street
Murray, UT

Life Story Info

Post Date

Jan 08, 2021

Personal Info


Buenos Aires, Argentina


Murray, Utah, United States




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So sorry for your loss, may God comfort you and your family during this time of sorrow. Respectfully,

Anna Lovato

Anna Lovato , West Jordan, UT, US Jan 12, 2021

No puedo creer lo que a ocurrido. Una persona con tanta vida por delante y tan fabulosa. Ni tengo palabras para poder compensar todo este dolor. Un abrazo enorme de Esther.

Esther Depauli , Seattle, WA, US Jan 12, 2021

Very few people have been blessed to have a friend like you Graceila in their life. I will miss you my friend. May you rest in peace.


Jody Randall , Menifee , CA, US Jan 10, 2021


Angelo A. ZUllo , murray, UT, US Jan 10, 2021