Mathieu Campanozzi describes his late Aunt Anna Zanca as a wonderful, kind and generous woman.
“She was very authentic — very Italian,” said Campanozzi. “She loved to cook for us. She loved to bring food.”
Campanozzi said his aunt was like a second mother to him, and learning that she was killed by a hit-and-run driver while she crossed a busy intersection in Montreal’s west end was devastating.
“A lot of pain and a lot of anger mixed together,” Campanozzi said. “We had the chance to stay with her until her last moments. Her last breath.”
Zanca was 84 years old. She was hit on Sept. 10 at a busy, five-way intersection in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce that has long been the centre of a safety debate. She died the following evening.
She was crossing where Décarie and De Maisonneuve boulevards meet Upper Lachine Road when, police say, she was struck by a