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Nalini Theresa D’Alotto, aged 54, passed away on November 15, 2021. She was born the youngest of 7 to Deonarain and Kunti Rhambarose on May 11, 1967, in Cumberland Village, Guyana.

It can be hard to stand out in a group of 7. Not for Zana, as she was known to her friends and family. Her vibrant spirit endeared her to everyone she met. Even those she met for only a brief time. Her childhood, like most of her life, was spent with family. Talking and laughing and gossiping, of course. But always together. As the family emigrated to the United States over the years they always found space to fit one more in their new home of Queens, NY. It started with her brother Dalchand and sister Surogni. And then came her parents Deonarain and Kunti and the remaining children Ramchand, Mohini, Harrichand, Premchand and the baby of the family, Nalini. She finished up her high school years in Queens and in 1988 she attended Baruch University. That was where she met Lou and their beautiful love story began. They started dating in July of 1989 and by October Lou had already proposed. In three months they had planned two weddings. One traditional Hindu wedding and one wedding in a church just like Zana always wanted.

That was a theme for Zana in her life. When she wanted something, she got it. No matter what it took. She told Lou all she ever wanted in life was to build a family. And she did just that, dedicating her entire life to being a devoted wife and loving mom. She had a beautiful daughter Angela and a handsome son Louis. Lou had an old saying he always liked to tell people. He would say grandparents have to be generals so that parents can be doctors so that their kids can be artists. That is especially true for Zana and Lou’s family. Their fathers each had the discipline, leadership, and toughness of a general. Lou went on to get his doctorate degree and Zana got her degree to work in the hospital pharmacy. And Zana and Lou lived to see Angela and Louis become successful musicians. They also got to see Angela get married. And just like mom, she met her husband Andrew in the summer and within the same year she was engaged. And a few months later she had her two weddings. Zana happily welcomed Andrew in as another member of her pride and joy in life, her family. She always welcomed everyone into her life. She will always be remembered as a shining beacon of light that brought warmth and love to everything she touched.

Visitation will be held at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701, on Saturday 11/20/21 from 6-9 PM and Sunday 11/21/21 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, 11/22/21 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua, 121 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

 

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