PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - John Mazako Sr., 68, departed this life in the company of wife and daughter on November 28, 2019 at Port St. Lucie Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Port St Lucie, FL
John is proceeded by his son, John Mazako Jr, his eldest daughter Beverly (Mazako) Riley, Parents Henry and Genevieve (Paliokas) Mazako and a sister who died at birth, as well as many loving aunts and uncles and good friends.
John is survived by his spouse Jean (Sipe) Mazako, daughter Kelly Kirk and son-in-law James Kirk and his beloved grand children Oceana and Brookelyn Kirk, Cameron Mazako, Shaun Marquand- Mazako, Anthony Hazen, Sapphire and Savannah Mazako, Reid Mazako, Ceryna Riley and Cheyenne Riley. His brothers, Henry Mazako Sr. and wife Carolee; Bernie Mazako and wife Karen. Nephews and niece, Henry Mazako and Wife Renee, Bonnie Jakmauh and Michael Mazako. As well as, uncle Martin Paliokas, cousins, great nieces and nephews.
John was born in Jersey City, NJ on May 1, 1951. His family moved to Oxford, CT in 1951. He lived in Oxford his entire life until 2012 when him and his wife retired and became snowbirds in Florida. John graduated from Southbury High School in 1970 where he lettered in Track and Field. John was a tractor trailer owner/operator. From there, John began to work as a Carpenter with H.Wales Lines. He worked as a Laborer, Forman, and Superintendent of Commercial Construction, for Carpenters Union Local 24. The jobs he ran included IBM Southbury, Otis Elevator, Whitney Center and several jobs out of state.
It was always obvious that the two most important things to John was his family and friends. John made everyone feel welcome and made sure no one left without a meal. As the jack of all trades he made sure his kids and their friends all knew how to fix their oil and brakes, or at the very least how to use a screw driver. Being handy he also enjoyed fixing any type of car, boat, machinery as well as helping his friends with projects. He also enjoyed giving hayrides at Schrieber’s Farm, boating, yard sales, square dancing and traveling. Most importantly John was a loving father and husband and will be missed greatly, but his memory will forever live on.
Celebration of life services for John Sr and John Jr will be held in the spring at the convience of his family. At that time, interment will be at Southford Cemetery, Southford, CT. Details will be finalized at a later date. The Carpino Funeral Home of Southbury has been entrusted with the arrangements. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.CarpinoCares.com. In Lieu of gifts the family requests donations to be made to either the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate or Lewey Body Dementia Association https://www.lbda.org/donate.
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Lewy Body Dementia Association
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The Michael J. Fox Foundation
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