Monday, May 17, 2010
In Memory of Stacy Mazzone
Yesterday I received some very sad news, my friend, Stacy Mazzone passed away. She was such an incredible, amazing, and loving person. She constantly gave...opening her home & taking caring of anyone who needed help.
When I first met her, she had taken in two young brothers along with her two boys. She cared for them like they were her own. They were being raised by a single dad who worked a lot and often had to be away from home. Instead of allowing the boys to be alone, she took them in. She was their mom for several years.
She volunteered at the school, had parties almost weekly for her husbands Baseball/All Star teams. She was an incredible hostess. She was so vivacious and full of life. She made you feel as if you had known her for years.
Her friendly, openness drew me to her years ago on the baseball field. She was always cheering on her boys as they excelled in baseball. Her family were her heroes...they were her life. She seemed to draw strength from them.
It was never as apparent until the passing of her oldest son, Nick Mazzone (click link) last year. She struggled daily to fill the emptiness, trying to continue to find the strength to carry on.
As the months passed her sadness was apparent to all who had known her over the years. She had a huge gaping hole in her heart that she was unable to close. She continued to push, struggling to make it through each day for her husband Nick & young son Justin. Trying to hide the pain that consumed her daily.
Each one of us could not imagine the anguish of losing a child. As much as we might try to comprehend it...it's unfathomable.
I will forever remember Stacy Mazzone as the incredibly beautiful, fun loving, caring, amazing mom and friend that she was. Sitting in the baseball stands, loud blaring horn in hand...ready to sound it each and every time her boys hit a home run or their team won. Jumping up and down, blond hair flying as she hugged whoever was around during her excitement. Running to the snack bar before the game was over, standing at the gate as the team came out hugging them & handing out snack tickets. Shouting out, "POOL PARTY AT OUR HOUSE!"
You will be missed my friend!!!
Stacy's Memorial Service will be held:
Friday, May 21, 2010
First Christian Church
1207 Main St
Huntington Beach, CA