×

DiCicco & Sons Funeral Homes

5975 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights, OH

OBITUARY

Fr. Mario (Thomas Anthony) Marzocchi, SSS

October 29, 1935June 26, 2020

Fr. Mario (Thomas Anthony) Marzocchi, SSS Fr. Mario, 84, was born on October 29, 1935, to Edward and Rafaella (née Guarvilia) Marzocchi in Brooklyn, NY. He is the brother of Carl (Elizabeth) Marzocchi. He entered religious life and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, professing vows on September 8, 1961, in Barre, MA. He studied philosophy at Eymard College (1958), earned a Master of Arts in Religious Education at Saint Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, NY (1981) and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Maryknoll School of Theology (1984). After serving as a religious brother for many years, he discerned a call to the ordained ministry and was ordained a priest on June 23, 1984, at Saint Jean Baptiste Church, New York City. He held many positions over the years, reflecting his considerable gifts. He was a talented artist, who rarely found time to paint as his ministerial commitments grew. He served as the Director of the Blessed Sacrament Brothers Formation Program (1968-1971), an Emergency Room Attendant (1969-1970), with the Congregation’s House of Studies (1973-1974), a High School Teacher at Saint Jean Baptiste High School, New York City 1974-1984), Archdiocesan Director of Catechetics (New York, 1982-1984), Parochial Vicar at Saint Jean Baptiste Church (1984-1987 and 1999-2001) and Saint Vincent de Paul Church, Holiday, FL (2004-2008), and Pastor of Saint Andrew Church, New York City (1987-1993), Saint Paschal Baylon Church, Highland Heights, OH (1993-1999), Saint Jean Baptiste Church, New York City (2001-2002), and Saint Joseph Church Downtown, San Antonio, TX (2008-2019). During his “retirement” in the Diocese of Cleveland, he ministered at several parishes and convents. Fr. Mario died on June 26, after a short battle with cancer. He was so grateful for all the love, care and support of hospital, hospice and other health care workers, especially at Regina Health Center. He will be missed for his devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, his strong catechetical mind, his passion for shrine-center ministry, his kindness, and the reminder that “God loves you.” Please contribute to his honor by supporting the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, 5384 Wilson Mills Road, Highland Heights, OH 44143. Visitation and services will begin Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 2:00 PM, Saint Paschal Baylon Church, Highland Heights, OH where Fr Mario was the 6th pastor. MASKS & PHYSICAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED and there is a limit of 300 for the services. For the Order of Christian Funerals the following will be celebrated in church: Evening Prayer 4:00 PM, Vigil for the Deceased 7:00 – 8:30 PM, with personal reflections and memories shared about Fr. Mario during this service. The Funeral Mass is Thursday, July 2, 10:30 AM and will be live streamed on Facebook. For the link, go to www.church.saintpaschal.com. The Mass will be saved to our YouTube page for later viewing. The Rite of Committal will be private. Online condolences www.diciccoandsonsfh.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • MASKS & PHYSICAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED and there is a limit of 300 for the services

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Evening Prayer (celebrated in church)

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Vigil for the Deceased (celebrated in church) (with personal reflections and memories shared about Fr. Mario during this service)

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Funeral Mass will be live streamed on Facebook (for the link go to www.church.saintpaschal.com)

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • The Mass will be saved to St. Paschal YouTube page for later viewing, The Rite of Committal will be private

Memories

Fr. Mario (Thomas Anthony) Marzocchi, SSS

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Theresa Escobar

July 2, 2020

Dear Family of Fr. Mario and Religious Members of his Order,
It is with the Deepest Condolences that I send this message from myself and my Family. We were so blessed to have Fr. Mario with us in San Antonio, Texas to help us celebrate a yearly family mass to one of the founding families of our Blessed St. Joseph Catholic Church in downtown San Antonio! He was so helpful and devoted to our annual celebration that we felt he was part of OUR FAMILY! I personally was blessed to have helped him celebrate mass as a Extraordinary Eucharist Minnister, and my Granddaughter as an altar server for our Family Mass.
Thank you All for sharing this Fantastic man and A

John Bednar

July 1, 2020

One of the greatest blessings of my life was the opportunity to know Father Mario. He was an extraordinary person and priest. Father Mario was a strong witness to his ministry of serving others. He was extremely kind, generous, supportive and devoted to the Blessed Mother. Father Mario loved the school children and always was present for them. He has a special place in my heart. Rest in Peace my Good Friend.

tom renna

June 28, 2020

Rest in peace Fr. Mario.
God bless your soul.
My family thanks God for putting you in our life, we are so blessed to have known you and been able to call you our friend. My children were so fortunate to spend 4 years with you at St Vincents learning how much God Loved them. Fr. Mario, you are one of the most influential people we have ever met in our life.
You were so blessed to live your life on earth doing God's work and I know that you will continue to do wonders in heaven. You must be so happy today to be with God and all the angels and saints and our Blessed Mother Mary who you dearly loved.
We love you and pray for you Father Mario,




Tony and Ethel Lapitan

June 28, 2020

Fr. Mario SSS lived his life with enthusiasm. He was truly on fire with his love for the Lord and the Church, and that fire was contagious to his friends, his parishioners, and we are sure to his family, whom he often talked about. He was kind and generous to us, especially with his time, and we will be forever grateful to have counted him as a dear friend, mentor and wonderful priest. May we all be consoled that his journey through life has brought him at last into the loving arms of Jesus.

Rick and Lee Ann Costanzo

June 28, 2020

Father Mario showed us and taught us how to love God. We thank the Blessed Sacrament community for sharing his gifts and love with us. He was instrumental in connecting the school to the church and starting the adoration chapel. Many of our youth went to World Youth Day around the world when he was our pastor. Great memories with a great priest.
Rick and Lee Ann Costanzo

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY