OBITUARY

Antonio "Anthony" Fabrizio Mazzei

November 18, 1977August 30, 2021
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Antonio “Anthony” Fabrizio Mazzei, 43, of East Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 30, 2021. Born in Hartford on November 18, 1977, he was the beloved son of Gaetano and Mady (Cohen) Mazzei of Wethersfield. Tony grew up in Wethersfield and was a 1995 graduate of Wethersfield High School. He earned an Associate’s Degree from Springfield College. Tony was a veteran in the mortgage industry, working as a Senior Loan Officer for Movement Mortgage. He loved the mortgage industry and it showed in his work. He was tri-lingual, speaking fluent English, Italian and Spanish. He was often recognized as a top producer and this year would have been his best year in the industry ever in his career. Tony was extremely proud of his dual Italian/Colombian heritage. He planted a huge vegetable garden every year, which was his place of solace and tranquility as he waited for life to grow. He was a phenomenal cook and started a Facebook page at the beginning of the pandemic to give people a place to share recipes and photos of their cooking. Tony’s sense of humor and banter with his fellow online cooks brought so much joy to so many people during a difficult time, and everyone on the page looked forward to the cooking competitions, or “cook offs” as he called them, between him and other chefs. He was a huge sports fan and his dream was to be an ESPN announcer. Tony had a huge heart and wore it on his sleeve. He was a doting father who adored his daughter Alessandra, and a dedicated family man who enjoyed Sunday dinners with his family and friends. He also was a lover of all animals, especially his dogs (His “boys”), Rocco and Bruno. n addition to his loving parents, Tony will be forever loved and missed by his beloved daughter who was the light of his life, Alessandra Mazzei; his brother, Francesco Mazzei and his sister, Patty McGrath and husband Sean, all of Wethersfield. Tony is also survived by his dear nieces and nephew, Nicholas, Victoria and Julianna McGrath, who he was so proud of, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members, co-workers and friends, all of whom he loved dearly and who will miss him forever. A couple quotes about Tony shared on Facebook; “If you were lucky enough to have Antonio Mazzei in your life, you were lucky enough. I hope he knows how much he was loved by all the lucky ones in his life. Thank you for the love and laughter in our lives, your legacy will continue to live on endlessly.” “Tony's #1 motive was to have fun with this. He loved all the banter and little competitions for fun ....A true entertainer! He wanted everyone to be happy and share in his love and passion for all types of cuisine. I know he was so proud of this group and it truly meant so much to him….. We never could have dreamed it would have grown so big out of our little circle of family and friends. Now you all are part of it! Let this group remain and thrive the way he would want it to. Let's all always remember him and how he helped us all.” Tony’s family and friends meant the world to him, even if you were not related to him directly, he always made you feel as though you were his family. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 3rd, at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Parish (Corpus Christi Church), 601 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, September 2nd, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. Masks are required for all indoor services. Donations in Tony’s memory may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380. To share a memory of Tony with his family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, September 3, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, September 3, 2021

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Antonio "Anthony" Fabrizio Mazzei

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Antonella Braho

September 2, 2021

I got the honor to get Anthony in my life and I cannot explain how much he has done for me. He has helped me though the process of getting my first home and has always been there to answer all my questions and guide me . He cared about my family and I and I always felt he was my friend. When I first saw him, he looked just like my dad. My dad passed away when I was 13 year old, and for some reason Anthony reminded me so much of him. Anthony was a kind man. A man with a big heart and I wish I got to thank him for all that he has done. I'm sure he knows now... God always takes the angels here with us to be in Heaven with him. He will forever be in my heart.

john Lo Monte

September 2, 2021

Dear Mady, Gaetano and Family of Antonio Fabrizio, we share you pain for the loss of your precious Son Antonio Fabrizio. May he rest in peace and may God give all of you comfort.

Your Friends,

John and Teresa Lo Monte
and Family

Kelly Bonenfant

September 2, 2021

"I remember it like it was yesterday..."
Tony and I grew up in the same neighborhood in Wethersfield. How I used to see it growing up as youngin's. (the boy in the blue house)
My freshman year of high school (his junior year), we shared a class together. I was the only freshman in the class. First day of school, I walked in late to that class. I was so nervous. 'How could I have a class with no-one I recognized (my grade?)' My thought as I looked through the window. Needless to say I double checked and it was the correct room number. I walked in about 4 minutes after the bell, scampering to a seat. Older boys laughed, made fun of the freshman coming in late (such bullying behavior). I don't remember them, they weren't mportant. I felt embarrassed enough. I didn't see Tony, at first, but I heard him. "Dude, chill, she's my neighbor." There, sitting diagonally behind me was, Tony. THAT was the important thing! Always making sure everyone was happy, a sense of family, and a such a good human!
Tony became my friend that day and WE became "neighbors"
I remember it like it was yesterday...

Debbie Askwith

September 1, 2021

Tony's impact on the world was both profound and positive. I knew him only through the Facebook cooking page he created. That creation was a Godsend to me and others as well. Tony's life seemed full of joy, creative endeavors, and love. His loss is incomprehensible. May his memories of the good times temper your pain. He will be remembered with fondness.

Jimmy Tavares

September 1, 2021

Tony knew exactly what buttons to push to make people laugh, love, and get excited. Friends will remember our silly facebook cooking battles which were pure nonsense and so much fun. So many people told us how fun it was to witness which later led Tony to making his cooking group once the pandemic hit. Thats all Tony. Life of the party. He leaves a big empty hole in our hearts and lives. Gonna miss you, buddy.

Lisa Tomaszewicz

September 1, 2021

I did not know Anthony but I want to express my most sincere sympathies to Patty, his sister, and the family. I cannot imagine losing a loved one this vibrant and youthful, and am so very sorry for your loss.
Sincerely,
Lisa Tomaszewicz

Aileen Rentas

August 31, 2021

I always looked forward to the summers knowing you were coming to Miami. Every year was adventurous. Through the years we always kept in touch and you sure will be missed by everyone. Until we meet again….RIP Tony

Giuseppe Burgio

August 31, 2021

I miss you bro

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