Ralph Mazzei

Ralph A. Mazzei Jr.

Sunday, January 19th, 1941 - Sunday, October 4th, 2020
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Ralph A Mazzei Jr., 79, of Cambridge, died peacefully on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Mazzei (Gasper) of 53 years and devoted father of Joseph & Barbara (Ray) Mazzei of Hanover, Michael & Nancy (Donaghy) Mazzei of Arlington, Anthony & Kelly (Gannon) Mazzei of Cambridge. He was the proud grandfather Michael Jr, Timothy, Ava, Charlie, Ella, Grace & Natalie, and was the step grandfather to Kaitlyn, McKenzie and MaryKate, and great grandfather to Trevor.

Ralph is the son of the late Ralph Sr. & Rose Mazzei (Piteri) and survived by his siblings Peter Mazzei, Carmen Mazzei, Rosemary Natale, Susan Mazzei & John Mazzei.

Brother in law of John Franzini and his late wife Joan, Robert and Helen Voto, Phil and Kathy Gasper and the late Al and Barbara Belliveau, Jane Mazzei, Michelle Mazzei and his brother in law & best friend James Natale and is survived by his many loving nieces, nephews and cherished his four loving Godchildren.

Ralph was born in Brighton and grew up in Cambridge on Oxford Ave with his parents. Graduated from Cambridge Latin High School. A proud Army veteran and member of the American Legion Post 19 for over 40 years and VFW. A life long parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, and worked for the Polaroid Cooperation for over 35 years before a short career at the Marriott Corporation in Kenmore Square before his retirement. A die hard life long New England Patriots fan, an avid swimmer, enjoyed trips to Mohegan Sun and Plainridge Park Casinos, and loved vacationing in Wells, Maine and Pompano Beach & Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Early Sunday mornings he would attend Mass at Saint Anthony’s in the North End and then stop to pick up freshly baked bread to bring to his family for dinner.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the DeVito Funeral Home 761 Mt. Auburn St.,Watertown Thursday 4-7 pm. and to services on Friday commencing at 9 am with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in the Sacred Heart Church. Interment : Cambridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to : Mt. Auburn Hospital Mt. Auburn Hospital - Hematology Oncology Patient Fund - 330 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138 would be appreciated.

COVID Restrictions require visitors to wear masks and adhere to crowd gathering measures.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    DeVito Funeral Home - Watertown
    761 Mt. Auburn Street
    Watertown, MA 02472
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  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, October 9th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, October 9th, 2020 10:00am
    Sacred Heart Church - Watertown
    770 Mt. Auburn St.
    Watertown, MA 02472
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  • Interment

    Friday, October 9th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, October 9th, 2020 11:00am
    Cambridge Cemetery
    75 Coolidge Ave.
    Cambridge, MA 02138
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Donald Ferry Jr

Posted at 08:45am
I didn't know Mr Mazzei as long as some of Joe's other friends but every time I saw him he treated me like he knew the same as everyone else. He was always there with a good laugh or to share a story with you. He gave his family all he had, heart, integrity, and showed them and all of us how to be good people. Whoever he's with now I'm sure he's the life of the party but he will be missed here.

Jesse Turtle

Posted at 04:04pm
Mr. Mazzei was always there to support us guys, whether it was on the football field, our school work or in life. He showed us he loved us in his way and it meant a great deal to have his approval. He was like a second father and the Mazzei house was a second home. I will cherish those memories.
Jesse Turtle

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