Catherine Rose Mazza, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2005 in Gold Canyon, Arizona, where she resided with her son and daughter-in-law. Her loving family was by her side throughout her illness. Catherine, the daughter of Italian immigrants, Antonio and Palma Rose Paonessa, was born in Utica, NY, where she lived with her husband of fifty-nine blessed years, the late Joseph Mazza. She moved to Arizona in 1998. Catherine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose love, caring and exceptional Italian cooking skills made lasting impressions on generation after generation. The true heart of her family, her love and devotion, always showed through. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Rosemary Mazza of Chandler, AZ, son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Danna Mazza of Gold Canyon, AZ, granddaughter and husband, Lynn and Joe Cuffari of Tucson, AZ, granddaughter Cathy Potter of Edicott, NY, granddaughter and husband, Mary Mazza and J.T. Smith of Gilbert, AZ, granddaughter and husband, Lori and Dan Malene of Scottsdale, AZ, granddaughter and husband, Janice and Dallas Pruitt of Tucson, AZ, granddaughter, Christine Mazza of Chandler, AZ, grandson and wife Joseph and Samantha Mazza of Gold Canyon, AZ, great-grandchildren, Kevin and Kristopher Lane, Joe Cuffari, Jr., Dominic and Louis Malene, Gabriella Mazza-Smith and Raymond, Thomas and Abigail Pruitt. Private funeral and entombment services were hald at the Matt Funeral Home and Calvary Mausoleum. Her family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to Odyssey Hospice of Phoenix, AZ, Messinger Mortuary of Scottsdale, AZ and the Matt Funeral Home of Utica, NY for all their help and support during this most difficult time.
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