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
11:00 a.m.

First Christian Church
1207 Main St

Huntington Beach, CA



8 comments:

Sunshine said...

i was devastated to hear this new today myself....stacy was such a beautiful person and such a good friend to my 3 kids and me.....i will miss her so very much....

April said...

Ok, that is such a sad story. How sad for that family. They have been through so much. She sounds like such a neat lady. Luckily her memory will live on.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful insight on Stacy with us. Althought I didn't meet Stacy until after the passing of Nick Jr. I could tell she was a great mom. I only new the Stacy who was struggling everyday when my son joined the Giants the same year Nick Jr. passed. I can not even try to imagine what she was going through, but I could see the sadness in her everytime I have seen her. My heart goes out to Stacy's family and friends.

CC said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss.
Xx

Helenskie said...

such a sad story =( =(


(love ur blog, im a follower now!)

Lucy said...

You are a beautiful lady and I m so sorry to read of another loss.

Leesa said...

Lisa,

I'm very sorry for the loss of your beloved friend. I know how hard it is to lose someone we love. My prayers go out to her family and friends.

A beautiful post for a beautiful woman. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Leesa

Lancelot Link said...

Thank you, Lisa, for your wonderful and kind words. I didn't find your blog until this very morning (Thursday 24 October 2013), and didn't even know until this morning that we had lost Stacy. I was actually searching for something about Jody Joslin when I found the news. I have wondered why my attempts to contact Stacy went unanswered. My siblings and I grew up right across the street from the Joslin Family; Jody and I were very close for many years. I miss them all so much! I miss all the wonderful adventures we shared in our crazy neighbourhood in the 70s! Hide-and-seek, ding-dong-ditch, playing drive-up, skating the newly-repaved section of Grand Drive, having sales and putting on shows, watching Stacy and Colleen Donaldson practice their cheers for Talbert . . . my goodness, the list goes on and on and on. I miss you Stacy! I miss you so much Jody! I miss you Peggy! I miss you Jim! I miss you Helen! I even miss you, Fluffy! :) You will never be forgotten! With love from Vacation Wonderland, -lancelot