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Mazzola, Betty L.

Betty L. (Nelson) Mazzola a resident of Westwood, passed away June 17th at the Stanley Tippett House in Needham.  She was 79.   Betty was born January 11, 1930 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of Francis and Cora (Thomas) Nelson,.  She grew up in Lexington, and graduated from Lexington High School.  After high school, Betty attended Framingham State, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree.  After college, Betty moved to Dedham and found a job at the Noble and Greenough School working as an administrative assistant.  She met and married N. Joseph Mazzola, and the couple had three children:  Steven, Jeanne and Nancy.  The couple later moved to Westwood where Betty became a devoted member of the Church of St. Denis.  She was a longtime member of the Dedham Choral Society, and active in prayer groups, church retreats, and often attended spiritual education classes.  In her spare time, Betty enjoyed the theater and attending concerts.  Betty is predeceased by her husband, N. Joseph Mazzola.  She is survived by her children:  Steven and his wife Lois of Dedham, Jeanne and her husband Gary McEachern of Scituate, and Nancy and her husband Tom Looney of Westwood.  She is also survived by her grandchildren; Brian and Katherine McEachern, Lauren, Andrew and Ryan Mazzola, and James and Kevin Looney.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 20th at 10:30 AM at the Church of St. Denis, 157 Washington Street, Westwood.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Stanley Tippett House, 920 South Street, Needham, MA 02492, or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Bill Kehlenbeck
    June 19th, 2009 | 10:07 am

    Dear Steve, Jeanne, and Nancy,
    I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of your wonderful mother. I have great fond memories of working with Betty at the Nobles Day Camp, singing and serving on the board of Dedham Choral Society with her, and seeing her often in Needham when she visited her dear friend and our next-door neighbor, Edna Inge. Your mother was one of the kindest, sweetest, and genuinely nicest people I have ever known. Her beautiful smile and lovely voice will remain in my memory forever.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Bill Kehlenbeck

  2. Joanna Roman
    June 19th, 2009 | 2:21 pm

    All my best to you and yours in this time of sadness.
    Sincerest Wishes,
    j roman & Family

  3. Linda & Lou Valentine
    June 19th, 2009 | 4:40 pm

    Dear Nancy, Tom & Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Fondly, Linda & Lou Valentine

  4. Allie Sabalis
    June 20th, 2009 | 12:27 pm

    Dear Nancy and Tom and to your family:

    I am very saddened by Betty’s passing. She was a lively, intelligent and gracious woman whom it was my privilege to know. I always enjoyed talking with her in your home and at family gatherings.She had a very special personality full of warmth and good will.
    Losing a mother is certainly one of the most difficult passages of life. Know that my thoughts are with you at this time and that you are all in my prayers.

  5. Dottie & Mike Powers
    June 21st, 2009 | 10:48 pm

    Dear Nancy & Tom,
    We are so sorry about the loss of your beloved mother.
    We have fond memories of her at the Brodericks on Superbowl Sunday a few years back. She was so sweet. May the happy memories of her get you through this difficult time. Please extend our sympathies to the boys on the loss of thier grandmother.
    Mike & Dottie Powers

  6. Denise Fairhurst
    June 22nd, 2009 | 10:54 am

    Dear Jeanne and family:

    I am so very sorry to hear about your mother. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing she is at peace.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Denise Fairhurst

  7. laurie westwater tyer
    March 2nd, 2011 | 11:45 pm

    Dear Mazzola kids – Jeanne, Steven, and Nancy
    So sorry about the loss of your mom.
    She was one of the most wonderful moms I knew when we were growing up.
    Thoughts and Prayers,
    Laurie Westwater Tyer

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