Norwood Pioneer Passes On - President of Norwood Monumental Works leaves "rock solid" legacy.
MAZZOLA, Andrew Joseph , "Andy" President of Norwood Monumental Works passed away February 1, 2013 at the age of 85. Born in Norwood, he was the son of the late Carmine D. and Elena (Pantano) Mazzola and husband of the late Barbara A. (Concannon) Mazzola. He was the loving father of Susan B. Leak, Karen E. Mazzola, and Andrew James Mazzola "AJ", loving grandfather of Stephanie Collins, Sandi Hannah, Renee Belanger and Ryan Mazzola, and five great-grandchildren, dear brother of Eleanor Axtell of California, Priscilla Coffey of Sharon and Beverly McCafferty of Scituate, and the late Livia DiBona, Gilda Radzwill, C. William Mazzola, Eva DeVito, Esther Zambella, Louise Kelter, Gladys Serafenelli and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Andy served in the Army Air Force as an Military Police Officer in Germany during WWII and the allied occupation. Andy was a lifetime member of the Norwood Elks Lodge Lodge #1124 and past exalted ruler from 1964 – 1965, as well as brother of the Knights of Columbus, Norwood Council 252. Andy enjoyed, golfing, cribbage, and his "westerns".
Andy was the second generation president of Norwood Monumental Works since 1964. His hard work, dedication and craftsmanship can be found in several towns, cities and states. But he mostly left his trade mark in Norwood which he loved. He was deemed by many as the "hardest" working man in Norwood. He truly loved creating beauty out of stone. A love he has passed on to his son, AJ, third generation president. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 , at 8:00 AM from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., (Rt. 1A) NORWOOD, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington St., Norwood. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 3:00 – 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Andy's memory to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or www.lls.org/waystohelp
or to the
, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 or www.heart.org
or Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Ste. 600, Boston, MA, 02114 or (https://give.massgeneral.org
) or to leave online condolences, please visit the funeral home's website.