Active at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish

Published in the January 20, 2016 edition

Agrippina-Mazzola-obit-webLYNNFIELD — Agrippina “Bebe/Aggie” Mazzola of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere and Portland, Maine, passed away peacefully on Jan. 15 in Peabody at the age of 95.

She was the beloved wife of the late Philip J. Mazzola, who predeceased her in March 1995. Agrippina was born in Portland, Maine on Nov. 29, 1920 to her loving parents Biaggio and Pauline (Deforte) Severino. She was a graduate of Portland High School in 1938.

Bebe was the devoted mother of Dolores (Mazzola) Ciccanesi and her partner Robert Bompane of Peabody and Richard Mazzola and his wife Maryann of Lynnfield. She was the loving grandmother of Susan Ciccanesi of New Hampshire, Joseph Ciccanesi III and his wife Stephanie of New Hampshire and Carolyn Mazzola of California. She was the devoted great-grandmother to Ava and Addison Ciccanesi and was the aunt of several beloved nieces and nephews. Agrippina was the sole surviving sibling of the Severino/Vasile Family. She was predeceased in death by her brothers James Vasile, Anthony (Tony) and John (Sonny) Severino; and sisters, Mary Gilberti, Nancy Pompeo, Jenny Ciriello, Josephine Mayer and Stella Brelis. Aggie is survived by in-laws Tina Severino, Peter Brelis as well as Mary and Ciro Mazzola, Joseph Mazzola and Lucille Barengo.

She was a devout parishioner at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and was a member of the Prayer Shawl Ministry. She regularly attended the Lynnfield and Peabody Senior Citizen Centers, where you could always find her socializing, exercising and crocheting “Hug-A Bears” and “Calico Cats” for less fortunate and sickly children. Aggie spent many wonderful years vacationing with her husband and family in Maine and wintered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. with her husband Phil.

Her funeral from the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., (corner of Park Street and Rte. 28) North Reading, at Reading line will take place on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. Her Funeral Mass will take place in Our Lady of Assumption Church, 17 Grove St., Lynnfield at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends may visit with the family in the Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 4-8 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living and Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz Hospice and Palliative Care Center for their kind and gentle care. Donations in Aggie’s memory may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 17 Grove St., Lynnfield MA 01940 or to the Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 123 Captain Row, Chelsea 0 MA 02150. To sign the guestbook, visit