Mary S. Ricci Mazzocca 1935-2020

CAMPBELL — Mary S. Ricci Mazzocca, 85, passed away at home Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, with her family by her side.

Mary was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Warren, the daughter of Donato and Ascienza Rossi Ricci.

Mary was an active member of St. Lucy Church, the Cultural Society and the Infant Jesus of Prague Guild, where she was a past president, the Altar and Rosary Society, and the church bocce league. Mary also was a proud Campbell Memorial Band Booster.

She was active in the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and the Sons of Italy Carmelo Foti Lodge No. 2539. In 2019, Mary was chosen as the Woman of the Year for the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest.

She enjoyed cooking, baking and going to all the Italian festivals, especially when Moreno Fruzzetti was performing. Mary loved listening to the Italian radio program. She especially loved listening to her husband Joseph’s radio program, The Italian Hour, on WKTL, 90.7FM, which is being continued by her son Joseph Jr.

Her husband, Joseph Gene Mazzocca Sr., whom she married at Christ Our King Parish in Warren June 13, 1959, passed away Feb. 1, 2016.

Mary will be deeply missed by her children, Frank (Jackie) Mazzocca, Nancy (William) Dellick, Lucille Mazzocca and Joseph Jr. (Tresa) Mazzocca; her sisters, Annamaria Mazarick of Cortland and Dina Ainsley of Champion; her brother, Anthony Ricci; grandchildren, Daniella (David) Pickerel of Toledo, Gabriella (Tyler) Ham of Goldsboro, N.C., Erin Vukovich, Brittany (Michael) Wellman and Shelby Williams, all of Campbell; and her great-grandchildren, David (Cheech) Pickerel, Gianna (Baby Red) Pickerel, Patrick Wellman and Emily Wellman.

Besides her parents, and her husband, Joe Sr., she was preceded in death by her siblings, Louis, Mario, Orlando and Herbert Ricci; and her sister, Lorretta Sellars.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at 9:15 a.m. at the Wasko Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, officiated by the Rev. Msgr. Michael Cariglio.

The family will receive relatives and friends 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at the funeral home.

Due to the state of Ohio COVID-19 mandate, the six foot social distancing rule must be adhered to all times and face coverings are required. For the safety of everyone, we kindly ask that once you pay your respects to the family your exit the funeral home.

The Mazzocca family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home. Visit www.waskofamily.com to view this obituary and send Mary’s family condolences.

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