Jock Zonfrillo’s widow marks the late celebrity chef’s birthday with ‘beautiful’ message

Aug 05, 2023
Zonfrillo's adoring fanbase were quick to praise her for her moving words while wishing Zonfrillo a happy birthday. Source: Getty Images.

On what would have been Jock Zonfrillo’s 47th birthday, his widow has poured her heart out in a deeply moving and emotional message to mark the bittersweet occasion.

Taking to Instagram on Friday, August 4, Lauren Fried posted a moving video montage in tribute to her late husband that included a series of happy moments that the couple shared.

“Happy birthday my love. Some moments from your birthdays together, never more special than today,” she wrote alongside the video.

“Today the kids and I are together; spending time with you, watering your grass, singing you songs, still not grasping what forever is like without you in it.

“You eclipsed our family with your chaos and fun, and we are trying to find our new true north. I’m grateful that we are finding moments of joy in our smaller family, knowing that you are forever my husband, forever their Dad/Papa, forever a part of all of us. lz”

Zonfrillo’s adoring fanbase were quick to thank Fried for her moving words while wishing Zonfrillo a happy birthday.

“Thank you for keeping us, jocks fans, in your life sharing your heart and families love. Will have a whiskey in honour of Jock today,” one fan commented.

“Happy birthday jock still can’t believe you are gone Thank you loz for sharing your beautiful husband jock with his fans we appreciate it thinking of u and your family.”

“Beautiful video. Memories are so special. Thanks for sharing with us all and thinking of you,” another wrote.

“This is so special. Thank you for sharing it with us. You are in my thoughts. I can just imagine how you and your family must miss him.”

“Thank you for sharing some of your beautiful and treasured memories. My heart goes out to you all.”

Zonfrillo passed away on Sunday, April 30 at the age of 46 with his passing triggering an outpouring of grief from fans across the nation.

Friends, family, and renowned chefs George Calombaris, Shannon Bennett, and Colin Fassnidge gathered earlier this year to bid farewell to the beloved MasterChef judge in an intimate funeral.

MasterChef co-judges Andy Allen and Melissa Leong, along with tennis icon Dylan Alcott, were also in attendance.

Renowned Australian singer Jimmy Barnes delivered a heartfelt rendition of Amazing Grace as the ceremony neared its end. Zonfrillo’s coffin was adorned with white roses and orchids, draped with a Royal Banner of Scotland in honour of his heritage.

Zonfrillo is survived by his wife Lauren and his four children


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