MAZZARELLA, Emily (Bergamasco)- Of East Boston, April 3rd. Devoted wife of the late Vincent J. Mazzarella, Sr. Beloved mother of Barbara Petrillo and her husband Louis, Vincent J. Mazzarella, Jr., Susan Smith and her husband Michael, Karen Mazzarella and Michael Mazzarella. Daughter of the late Angelo and Mary (Cardillo) Bergamasco. Cherished grandmother of Nicole Panzini, Jennifer Hrdy, Ryan Smith, Vinnie Foster, Matthew Smith and Michael Mazzarella, Jr. Also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Emily Rose and Sophia Hrdy and Raleigh Smith. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, April 9th at 8:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 o'clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-8 PM. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Those attending are asked to follow Covid-19 protocols regarding face covering and social distancing and are asked to enter the funeral home, respectfully pay their condolences and exit to allow others to enter.
A lifelong resident of East Boston, Emily passed away Saturday evening at home surrounded by her loving family after brief illness. She along with her late husband operated the Mazzarella Funeral Home in Orient Heights since 1952. After Vincent's untimely passing in 1982, Emily operated the Funeral Home on a temporary license granted by the Board of Registration for Funeral Directing and Embalming. Her permanent license which culminated after 3 years of intensive study at the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences was received in June of 1985. She was also an active and vital member of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce and associated with the St. Lazarus Holy Name Society.
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