Obituary: Stanley J. Mazur

MIDDLEBURY — Stanley J. Mazur, 72, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Fresh River Health Care in East Winsor. He was husband of Diane (Posila) Mazur, his loving wife and caregiver.

Mr. Mazur was born in Springfield, Mass., on April 7, 1942, son of the late Stanley J. Mazur, Sr. and Lillian (Nycz) Mazur. He was a longtime resident of Middlebury. He had graduated from public schools and technical high school in Springfield, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering. Stanley retired in 2004 from Uniroyal/Crompton/Chemtura, Inc. after 40 years of service, holding many managerial positions. He participated and enjoyed fishing, golf, hockey, tennis, walking and running. He also was a spectator of football, the Kentucky Derby, NASCAR, and of course, the Boston Red Sox. He also enjoyed reading, music and going to shows at the Palace Theater.

Stanley was a hardworking, conscientious and well-respected true gentleman. His greeting was always a smile and a handshake. He was devoted to his family, caring for his parents and other relatives, and spending holidays and special occasions with them. He took pride in his homes in Middlebury and Cape Cod, where he spent pleasurable time gathering many cherished memories. Stanley lived a wonderful life, and in his words, “the best of the best.”

Besides his special valentine Diane of 38 years, he is survived by his brother, Richard Mazur, his wife, Sandy and their son, Matthew of Somers; his sister-in-law, Carole Franzoso; his nephew, Sean Posila; his favorite aunt, Frances Nycz; his cousin, Michael Charkiewicz, his wife Sandra, and their sons, Dwight and Dennis; cousin, Paul Nycz; and several special friends.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude in assisting Stanley through his long journey with dementia. A special thank you to Dr. Philip Mongeluzzo, Jr. and his staff, Claudia, St. Mary’s and St. Francis Hospital, and most recently Kettle Brook Care Center, and Masonic Care Home Health and Hospice (especially his nurse Eileen) for their care and support during his illness.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck is assisting the family with arrangements.

Donations, in Stanley’s memory, can be made to UMASS Amherst Class of 1964 50th Reunion Gift, the 1964 Old Chapel Renovation Fund, University of Massachusetts Class of 1964, Memorial Hall, 134 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003

To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.

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