Age 88, passed peacefully in hospice care, the evening of Saturday, March 1, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Mazzotta; and dear mother of the late Sammy Mazzotta; beloved aunt of Jean (Nusser) Kablack and Harton Wolf, who were blessed to have her spend these past five years with them. Beloved sister of Warren "Pro," 92, of Gainesville, Florida; beloved aunt of Anne Wilson (Rodney), John Kloffenstein (Renee), Laura Buchanan (Grant), Helen Fogarty (Jim) and Polly Dubetz (Tony); treasured great aunt of Joshua Kablack (Darcy) and Aaron Kablack (Sara). Her pleasant disposition, positive outlook, wit and wonderful sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her. She was an avid reader, lifelong writer of longhand letters to everyone she cared about and a passionate sports fan, always rooting for her Pittsburgh home teams no matter where she lived. Also preceding her in death were brothers, Herbert, Charlie, Richard, Raymond, Arthur, and Norman; and her beloved only sister, Vivienne. In addition to the nieces and nephews already mentioned, she is survived by many others, including three grandchildren, Mark, Kristine and David; two great-grandchildren, Dakota and Joshua; her dear grand-nephew, Adam; and her beloved great-grand-nephew, Caleb, who brought her so much joy. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no visitation. Family and friends may gather at D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY LTD., 4522 Butler Street, Lawrenceville, at 12:00 p.m. to proceed to the Chapel in Allegheny Cemetery for a 12:30 p.m. Service on Friday, March 7, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Family Hospice or a .
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Mar. 5, 2014