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Matthew J. Mazzola

Place of birth: Winston-Salem, N.C.

Matt attended St. Thomas More Catholic School in Chapel Hill and graduated from Chapel Hill High School, Wake Forest University, and Duke University with his MBA before setting up his consulting business in Washington, D.C.

Matt will always be remembered as a loving husband, son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin and friend, and of course, as a die-hard fisherman.

His love, smile and humor will be missed by all.

Funeral Notice Detail

Matthew James Mazzola, 40, of Washington, D.C., passed away Nov. 25 after a short illness.

Matt is survived by his beloved wife, Coretta Mallery Mazzola of the home; his parents, Joseph & Peggy Mazzola of Cleveland, Ohio; his brother and sister-in-law, Joe & Leslie Mazzola, nephew and niece, Emilia & Chase Mazzola of Naples, Fla.; grandmother, Lorraine Ahearn of Winston-Salem, aunts and uncles: Linda Mazzola Sprague, Virginia Mazzola, Jim & Jo-Anne Mazzola, Brian & Ellen Ahearn, Christine and Dan Hurley, Lorraine G. Ahearn & Kevin Brigham, Patrick & Lesa Ahearn; and his many cousins: Shawn, Eric, John & Jesse Ahearn; Mary Kate Hurley Osborne, Elizabeth Hurley Cox, Gina Hurley Wilhelm; his goddaughter, Jocelyn Mazzola and Suzanne & Michael Brigham.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Take a Kid Fishing Foundation at

A Memorial Service will be held at

St. Thomas More Catholic Church

940 Carmichael St.

Chapel Hill , NC 27514

On: Dec 04, 2015 — At: 1:00 PM

5 Responses

  • Christine sigel On

  • Christine sigel On

    Deepest Sympathies

    So sad for the Mazzola family, my childhood family since I was 12. I'm grateful I had the opportunity to be w/you over the holiday. I can’t imagine the terrible loss you must feel at his death There is so much unfairness in life, and passing at a younger age goes against the laws of nature. I know helplessness, grief, loss and other emotions have to be worked through. My deepest condolences to you and your family at this heart-rending time. I hope the outpouring of support and sympathy will be of some help. I wish there were words to erase your pain, and no one can take your memories or his spirit if that is any consolation.

  • Michael Shaughnessy On


    Dear Mazzola family, I attended St. Thomas More with Matt and Joe. Am so very sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Yours, Michael Shaughnessy

  • Lorraine Ahearn On


    my sweet Mattsy....this world will never be the same without never hear you say "Nana, my Nana" just one more time...Arrivederci, dear heart! Nana

  • Lorraine Ahearn On

    Our nephew and valued friend

    It's not often that someone you knew as a baby and a funny little kid turns into a grown-up friend. We will always hold a special place for Matt, who taught us much about joy and fun on the nighttime "crab walks" we took. We're so thankful to have been a part of Matt's life, and grateful that he had a way of telling people how he felt. Love always, Aunt Rain, Uncle "Cabbie", Suzzy & Mickey


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