Mr. Zappala was among the first non-Jesuits to teach at Boston College when he joined the faculty of the College of Business Administration in 1948. He served as Accounting Department chairman from 1975-81. He retired in 1993 but had continued to teach on a part-time basis until recently.
In 1996, Mr. Zappala was one of three long-time faculty members honored by the Accounting Department for their service, commitment and contributions to the University.
Mr. Zappala earned bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1947.
He is survived by his sons, Frederick of Westbury, NY, and Christopher of Brattleboro, Vt., his daughter, Maria of Andover, and seven grandchildren.
Donations in his name may be made to the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge, 152A Trapelo Road, Lincoln, MA 01773, or to the Winchester Community Music School, 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890.
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