Michelle Zazzini, svp/product development for fine tabletop brands at Lifetime Brands, died on January 26, 2015, after a four year battle with cancer. She was 49.
Linda Levine, svp/sales, Lifetime Brands, remembered: “I had the pleasure to work with Michelle for many years. She was the consummate professional who loved being a part of this industry. Michelle had great insight into what both the retailer and the consumer needed and wanted. She was a significant part in creating great patterns. Michelle’s personality, laugh and smile touched many both through work and friendship.”
Glen Baskin, vp/chief marketing officer, Lifetime Brands, added: “Michelle was a creative, hard working, loyal, smart coworker and an even better friend. Everyone’s life she touched was better because she was in it. She was a kind hearted, giving person who always put others before herself. What really stood out was her love for her children Adriana and Michael. They were the most important thing to her and her face lit up every time she spoke of them.”
Zazzini had been formerly brand director for the Mikasa brand at Lifetime. Prior to Lifetime, she was a buyer at Macys.com and Wedding Channel.com. She also held roles as director of buying and merchandising, Camden’s; senior marketing manager, Avon; and buyer, Bloomingdale’s.
She was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Dolores Dall and her brother, John Paul. She is survived by her husband, Michael, son, Michael, daughter, Adriana, sister, Josephine Ferraioli, three nephews and a niece.