OBITUARY

Joseph Richard Mazzeo

November 23, 1928July 10, 2019
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Joseph R. Mazzeo, beloved by his family and friends, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the age of 90. He is survived by his brother John Mazzeo, Jr., and his children, Patrick Mazzeo and his wife Christie, Linda Griffiths, and Carole Buckner and her husband Jeff, grandchildren Joey and Emily, and his loving extended family. As a young man Joe served his country in the U. S. Army, where he was known for throwing barbecues and helping fix people’s cars, and a love of NASCAR racing. He was the oldest son of John and Katherine Mazzeo and big brother to Lou Mazzeo and Tony Mazzeo, who predeceased him, and to John Mazzeo, Jr. He was a loving husband to Eileen Johnson Mazzeo who pre-deceased him, and to Gina Catallo Mazzeo, who also predeceased him. Joe was a family man, active in his community, and with his three children. He helped with softball, band and any fundraiser that needed his help. He always emphasized the importance of hard work to his children. He worked for Bank of America for 38 years starting out as a teller and rising to run several branches before he retired. He also owned a restaurant in Lodi, California, which he and his wife Gina ran for several years. He participated in many different service clubs including Rotary. His children and grandchildren would like to honor him for setting a good example of hard work and integrity, for always being there for them, supporting and loving them through good times and bad, and for being a great cook and host whenever they showed up for dinner. Joe’s helpfulness to others was well-known. He was a faithful member of the Catholic church for much of his life, and attended St. Anne’s Church in Lodi and Holy Spirit Church in Fresno for many years. His family would like to thank the many caretakers that helped him during his last years as well as his friends and family that paid him visits, which meant so much to him. Condolences may be offered by visiting Dignitymemorial.com. Remembrances may be offered to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at ALZFDN.org.

Services

19 July

Recitation of the Rosary & Funeral Service

10:00 am

Whitehurst Sullivan Burns & Blair Funeral Home, Chapel

1525 E Saginaw Way
Fresno, California 93704

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Linda Palm

July 17, 2019

Mazzeo Family,

I worked with Joe Mazzeo at Bank of America, Fresno Main Office, right out of college and stayed there 6 years. He was the assistant operations office and I really enjoyed having him as my boss along with Jim Andreotti. They were both very nice and patient with me.

May God bless you and your loved ones.

Linda Palm

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Biography

Joseph R. Mazzeo, beloved by his family and friends, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the age of 90. He is survived by his brother John Mazzeo, Jr., and his children, Patrick Mazzeo and his wife Christie, Linda Griffiths, and Carole Buckner and her husband Jeff, grandchildren Joey and Emily, and his loving extended family.
As a young man Joe served his country in the U. S. Army, where he was known for throwing barbecues and helping fix people’s cars, and a love of NASCAR racing.
He was the oldest son of John and Katherine Mazzeo and big brother to Lou Mazzeo and Tony Mazzeo, who predeceased him, and to John Mazzeo Jr.
He was a loving husband to Eileen Johnson Mazzeo who pre-deceased him, and to Gina Catallo Mazzeo, who also predeceased him.
Joe was a family man, active in his community, and with his three children. He helped with softball, band and any fundraiser that needed his help. He always emphasized the importance of hard work to his children.
He worked for Bank of America for 38 years starting out as a teller and rising to run several branches before he retired. He also owned a restaurant in Lodi, California, which he and his wife Gina ran for several years. He participated in many different service clubs including Rotary.
His children and grandchildren would like to honor him for setting a good example of hard work and integrity, for always being there for them, supporting and loving them through good times and bad, and for being a great cook and host whenever they showed up for dinner.
Joe’s helpfulness to others was well-known. He was a faithful member of the Catholic church for much of his life, and attended St. Anne’s Church in Lodi and Holy Spirit Church in Fresno for many years.
His family would like to thank the many caretakers that helped him during his last years as well as his friends and family that paid him visits, which meant so much to him
Condolences may be offered by visiting Dignitymemorial.com. Remembrances may be offered to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at ALZFDN.org.