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Obituary for Robert "Bob" Mazzola

Bob Mazzola, age 79, of Hyde Park, VT passed away suddenly and peacefully at the UVM Medical Center Hospital in Burlington, VT on March 31, 2021.

Bob was born on April 1, 1941 in Englewood, New Jersey to Salvatore and Mary Mazzola. He grew up in Cliffside Park, NJ and graduated in the Class of 1959 of Cliffside Park High School. Bob received his Bachelor’s Degree from Erskine College in South Carolina in 1963. He then joined the United States Army where he served six years for our Country. He later met his former wife Patti and had three beautiful children, Michael, Matthew and Nicole.

Bob leaves his loving wife Janet; his children Michael Mazzola and spouse Dayna of Bear, Delaware and his daughter Nicole O’Brien and spouse David of Roswell, Georgia. He also leaves his grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Mazzola and Pierce and Brooks O’Brien. Bob also leaves his step-children Sean Murphy and spouse Erin of Bakersfield, VT, and Lisa Prive and spouse Joel of Morrisville, VT and step-grandchildren; Teagan and Madison Murphy and Katelyn, Emilie, and Zachary Prive. Bob also leaves his former wife and mother of his children, Patti Mazzola of Englewood, New Jersey. Bob was predeceased by his parents and by his son, Matthew Mazzola.

Bob worked many years in the sales industry but had a real passion for the mountains of Vermont and building construction. He retired in the year 2000 and moved to Vermont to explore the wonders of the Green Mountains and enjoyed skiing, and hiking. This is where he met the love of his life, Janet Cootware Murphy and they married on Trunk Bay Beach on the island of Saint John, USVI on March 3, 2008. He spent many winter seasons volunteering as a Hospitality Host at Stowe Mountain Resort where he so enjoyed skiing.

Bob had many talents. His specialty was construction. Bob took great pride in designing and building his and Janet’s dream home in Hyde Park. This encompassed cutting the trees on the property, having these milled into beams and lumber for the construction of a beautiful home that he is truly very proud of. The house remains a labor of love which is a showcase of his attention for detail. Bob’s life is enriched by many lifelong cherished friends and family. Bob is a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie No. 3210 of Jeffersonville, VT.

Per Bob’s wishes there will be no services at this time. A memorial celebration in his honor will be held at a later date at his home in Hyde Park, VT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research. Donations can be made online at or by mail to The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research at Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163. Please include “Robert Mazzola Memorial” in the memo.

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