Published in Connecticut Post on April 29, 2012
Raymond P. Mazzucco,
90, of Port Charlotte, Fl., passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Fawcett
Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born February
1, 1922, in Bridgeport, CT., to Philip and Antoinette Mazzucco.
Raymond graduated from Central High School in Bridgeport, CT in 1941.
He was a US Navy veteran of WWII from 1942 -1946, where he received an
Raymond was a member of The American Legion for 50 years. After serving
his country in WWII, he was recruited and played minor league baseball
from 1947 to 1950 as a professional pitcher.
Raymond's claim to fame was pitching to the young Mickey Mantle whom became
a friend to him.
In 1950, after Raymond's career in baseball, he became a Bridgeport Firefigher.
He retired after 27 years of service. He moved to Port Charlotte, FL in
1984, where he became very active in table tennis, horseshoes and also
competed in the Senior Olympics.
He is survived by his daughters, Antoinette (Joe) Garofalo, Donna (Rich)
Silva, Christine (Shane) Lusk, son Brian Mazzucco, sisters, Mary Gianatasio,
Theresa Clyons, and his seven loving grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Maryann, his
son, Raymond Mazzucco, sisters, Angie Demanovich, Rose Stowell, Emily
Morrissey, Assunta Cocozza, brothers, Dominick, Joseph, James, and Peter.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 at San Pedro
Catholic Church in North Port, Fl.
Please visit www.charlottefuneralhomeandcemetery.com
Arrangements entrusted to Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Punta Gorda,