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Michael L Mazzei

December 13, 2023

Michael Mazzei Obituary

Michael Mazzei, aka Mickey, of Monmouth Beach passed away at home on Dec 13, 2023. He was 89 years old.

Born in Newark NJ, Michael lived in Montclair, West Caldwell & Jackson, before moving to Monmouth Beach in 2016. Michael was predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Roberta, and his brother, Alphonse. He is survived by sister-in-law, Angela, and was a loving uncle of Kim & husband Allen, Donna & husband Larry, Paula & husband Gregory, and Frank & wife Annemarie and cherished grand-uncle of Nicole, Daniel and Kai.

Michael attended Barringer High School in Newark, where he lettered in varsity baseball and basketball. Upon graduation, he entered Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. After his first year, he transferred to Seton Hall University to be closer to family and friends. He graduated with a business degree and played 3 years of varsity baseball. After graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He completed basic training and was sent to transportation school at Fort Eustis, VA, where he graduated at the top of his class. Although he was offered assignments in Frankfurt Germany and Fort Knox Kentucky, he chose to be assigned to the transportation base at Fort Story VA, the closest base to his NJ family and friends and to his future wife Roberta Giampietro. This opportunity also allowed him to play semi professional baseball on weekends with the East Orange Soverels. 

In 1958, after his father died, Michael received a hardship discharge from the Army and returned home to assist his brother in running the family party rentals business.  After selling the business in 1988, he worked at a pool company until he retired in 1996.

Visitation will be held at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch on Wed Dec 20 from 5 -8 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Dec 21 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 28 Livingston Ave. in Roseland. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Upper Montclair. In lieu of flowers, kindly make contributions to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or through the web at www.stjude.org. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 20, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave
LONG BRANCH, NJ 07740

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
December 21, 2023

10:30 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church
28 Livingston Ave
Roseland, NJ 07068

Interment

Immaculate Conception Cemetery
712 Grove Street
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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