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“You are truly a sweet angel, someone who never said a bad word about anyone. May your soul be blessed with travels through the heavens and please...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jude Przemielewski-Herr

“It was a joy working with you Zenti (We always affectionately used her last name), at the Foundry so many years ago. You were the nicest sweetest...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: CyHundley

“It broke my heart to hear of Carrie's passing. I first met her at the age of 14 volunteering at Masterworks during her Saturday morning art classes ...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ellissa Lambert - Bermuda

“Your family is on my mind and in my heart and prayers. Carrie will always have a special place in our hearts and memories at the Boulder Arts and...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Annie Gifford

“I met Carrie at The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art when she was trying to hire an assistant art teacher for the new Art Summer Camp that she was...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Christine Wellman - Paget, CO

“Tim and I were so very sorry to hear this news. Carrie was truly one the kindest, most gentle soul's I've ever met. Her smile could light up a...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle Trudgeon - Boulder, CO

“I'm so sorry that Carrie's death has only now been drawn to my attention. I am weeping tears of such sorrow. This earth has never known a person of...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Butterfield

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Carrie and with your family. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Kimberly Brown Waller

“Carrie was one of the few souls, on this earth, whom no one could never say anything negative about her. She was kind, compassionate and always had...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Carrie Smale Galvez


Carrie A. Zenti, 46, of Gwinn, died peacefully Thursday evening, September 22, 2016, at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee. Carrie was born on October 28, 1969 in Escanaba to Peter and Elizabeth (Olson) Zenti and was a Gwinn High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Michigan State University and a K-12 Art Teaching Certification from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Carrie was employed for 12 years in visual arts at an art gallery with a kind and talented, fun loving group of artists at the Boulder Arts and Crafts Cooperative. She had also worked for five wonderful years in Bermuda as an art teacher and education coordinator at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. Carrie was beloved by her young students and dynamic coworkers for her love of life, the arts and the kindness she shared with all. An artist and photographer, Carrie enjoyed skiing, hiking up Mt. Sanitas in Boulder, mountain biking, yoga, bird watching, following her faith and moral compass, and being a true friend to so many wonderful people who crossed her path throughout the years. Carrie had the good fortune to travel to Europe, Hawaii, South America, Easter Island, Bermuda as well as the West and Southwest. Ultimately though, her home was always the town and woods of Gwinn where she spent the last 7 years bravely battling metastatic breast cancer surrounded by family and friends. Survivors include her mother, Elizabeth Zenti of Gwinn; a sister, Elizabeth (Lyndon) Milliner of Austin, TX and their children, Matthew, Lauren and Michael Milliner; an uncle, William (Judy) Olson of Gwinn; aunt, Barbara (Ernest) Irwin of Flushing, MI; cousins, Tomoko Inoue, John Irwin, Christine Holland, Eric Irwin, Chris Emmendorfer, Peter Zenti, Rico Zenti, Kathy Fudjack, Marilyn Seigel and Julie Silc. Carrie was preceded in death by her father, Peter Zenti; maternal grandparents, Walter and Marion Olson; paternal grandparents, Ognibene and Cecilia Zenti; and many aunts and uncles. The Zenti family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, September 27th from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Canale Gwinn Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony Catholic Church at 6 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Allen Mott officiating. A dessert social will take place immediately after the Mass in the parish hall. Burial will take place in the Gwinn Cemetery on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Escorts will be Bill Olson, Tomoko Inoue, Connie Sather, Geri Lynn Eden, John Irwin, and Chris Emmendorfer. The family would like to thank Dr. Catherine Kroll, Dr. Sheetal Acharya, UP Health Systems Neurology, her Mayo Clinic Health Team of Dr. Michael Link, Dr. Nadia Laack, Dr. Judith Kaur, Dr. Timothy Moynihan, Dr. Joon Uhm and the extremely caring and capable staff at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee. For those wishing to honor Carrie, memorials may be made to the Gwinn Clubhouse or the Forsyth Township Library at PO Box 1360, Gwinn, MI 49841. The Canale Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the Zenti family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com.