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Gerald Mazzarella, RIP

Updated: Jan 31

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: C. J. Doyle friendsofthesbc@gmail.com

The Friends of Saint Benedict Center today are mourning the loss of a long serving member of the Third Order of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Gerald Mazzarella, a lifelong resident of East Boston, died on January 1st, after a long illness. He was 77 years old.


During an academic career of forty-one years, Jerry Mazzarella, a gifted and dedicated high school teacher, educated and motivated thousands of students in the Boston Public Schools. A pious traditional Catholic, Jerry was committed to the practice of his Faith, the pursuit of wisdom, and the defense of eternal truths. Impelled by an apostolic zeal for souls, and animated by a fervent desire to impart the good, the true and the beautiful to others, Jerry created and designed a wondrous and edifying Catholic website, the Confraternity of the Holy Trinity Through Jesus and Mary, also known as the Home Monastery. A loving and devoted husband and father, Jerry leaves behind his wife of 42 years, Colbe Corcoran Mazzarella. Many in the pro-life movement know Colbe as the organizer of the Stations of the Cross for Life in Boston, and as the recurring guest host on the program Life Matters, on the Boston Neighborhood Network. Jerry is also survived by eight children and their spouses, and by seventeen grandchildren. The Mazzarella family requests prayers for the repose of his soul. The Friends of Saint Benedict Center wishes to extend our sincere condolences to Colbe and to her entire family on this sad occasion of their grievous loss. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Jerry on Thursday, January 6th, at St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, on 59 Ashley Street in East Boston. Jerry Mazzarella will be laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Mourners will be able to pay their respects at the Ruggiero Memorial Home, at 971 Saratoga Street in East Boston, on the morning of the Funeral Mass, at 8:30 AM.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead,

that they might be loosed from sins.

2 Maccabees 12:4

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