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Vincent Mazzarella

July 5, 1933 ~ March 19, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Vincent Mazzarella Obituary

Funeral from the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home 22 Oak Street Hyde Park Monday morning at 10:00 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Precious Blood Church Hyde Park at 11:00.  Visiting hours Sunday evening from 4-8 PM at the Funeral Home.  Interment at St Josephs Cemetery in West Roxbury, relatives and friends invited.  

Vincent "Vinnie" Mazzarella, a cherished pillar of his community and a beacon of unwavering faith, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2024, at the age of 90, surrounded by the love and warmth of his adoring family. Born on July 5, 1933, in Boston, MA, Vinnie's life was a testament to his enduring love for his family, his deep-rooted faith, and his commitment to education.

Vinnie's journey began as a bright-eyed young man in Boston, where he completed his education, graduating from high school and later from Boston College with a Bachelor's Degree. His passion for knowledge and dedication to nurturing young minds led him to a fulfilling career as a school teacher at Arlington Junior High School. For over three decades, he taught reading and spelling, leaving an indelible mark on countless students. Vinnie's service extended beyond the classroom as he proudly served his country as a U.S. Army Veteran, spending two years in Kansas City before returning home to pursue his education and start his family.

In 1960, Vinnie married the love of his life, Lorraine (Mobark), and together they built a legacy of love that would span time. Lorraine predeceased him in 2001, yet her memory continued to be honored by Vinnie every day, especially during the last two years of her illness, where he remained steadfastly by her side. Vinnie was a devoted father to Mary, Frank, Joseph and his late wife Maritza, Vincent Jr., Theresa and her husband Paul, Michael, and Anne Marie and her late husband Mark. The loss of his sister Sarina was felt deeply, but the joys of fatherhood and family life always remained close to his heart.

"Papa" Vinnie's love blossomed with each grandchild's birth, enriching the lives of Tabitha, Anthony, Liz Mary, Caitlyn, Kelsi, Michael, Sarina, Cianna, and Mariella. He reveled in the milestones and achievements of his great-grandchildren, Leonardo and Phoenix. A constellation of nieces, nephews, in-laws, and great friends also survive him, each touched by his generosity and kindness.

A man of profound faith, Vinnie's religious devotion was the cornerstone of his existence. He attended church with fervor, embracing the teachings of GOD and Jesus Christ. His interests were diverse and deeply rooted in the fabric of his being. From the thrill of the horse and dog tracks to the tranquil walks he took daily, Vinnie lived a life of balance and discipline. His love for the Boston Red Sox and all Boston sports was unwavering, often attending baseball games or cheering from home.

Vinnie's love for his family shone the brightest. He was a constant presence at his grandchildren's soccer, football, and lacrosse games, celebrating each triumph and offering comfort in times of defeat. Holidays and family gatherings were made all the more special by his presence, and his Italian cooking every Sunday was a tradition cherished by all who gathered around his table.

Words like loving, faith-filled, and intelligent encapsulate the essence of Vinnie. His legacy is one of enduring love, a life lived with purpose, and a faith that never wavered. Vinnie Mazzarella's story is one of a life well-lived, and though he may have departed from this world, his spirit will continue to inspire and guide those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Vincent Mazzarella's life will be celebrated in the hearts of his family and friends, and his memory will be carried forward with every act of kindness and every moment of shared joy. As we bid farewell to this remarkable man, we take solace in knowing that his legacy will live on through the lives he touched and the love he gave so freely. Rest in peace, Vinnie, and may your journey continue with the same grace and love that you bestowed upon us all.

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Services

Visiting Hours
Sunday
March 24, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home
22 Oak Street
Hyde Park, MA 02136

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
March 25, 2024

11:00 AM
Most Precious Blood Church
25 Maple Street
Hyde Park, MA 02136

Interment
Monday
March 25, 2024

St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA

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