Denise E. Mazzola (O’Shaughnessy), of Kingston, 69, passed away peacefully May 7, 2021 at home with her loving family by her side after a short battle with cancer.
Born in Boston, MA on May 11, 1951 to the late John and Kathleen (McArdle) O’Shaughnessy. She grew up in Weymouth and was a graduate of Weymouth High School, class of 1969. She lived in Marshfield for 21 years where she made many lifelong friends and then moved to Kingston where she has resided for the past 22 years.
Denise was the beloved wife of Russell H. Mazzola Jr. for 44 years and loving mother to her son, Anthony Mazzola and his wife, Erin Mazzola of Lakeville, MA. Denise loved being a mother and devoted her life to raising him. She was the proud Nana to her first grandson, Anthony Mazzola Jr. who was the light of her life. She looked forward to meeting her new granddaughter this coming September.
She worked for U.S. Customs, HUD, Department of Labor and National Bureau of Labor & Relations for 30 years. She enjoyed traveling all over the world in her younger years. Denise had a special love for all of her dogs, which were all Golden Retrievers especially her Sadie. She was an avid Boston sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching the Red Sox, Bruins & Patriots.
Denise was a loving sister to Robert “Bo” O’Shaughnessy of Marshfield, Sheila Water of Westminster, CO, Neil O’Shaughnessy of New Smyrna Beach, FL, the late Jo Ann Clapp of Quincy, the late Kathleen Rawdon of Braintree, and the late Jack O’Shaughnessy of Norwell. She is also survived by her three sister-in-law’s, Theresa Shumway of Winthrop, ME, Catherine Thibodeau of Otis, ME and Carol Kawa of Mattapoisett, MA and many loving nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Visiting hours will be from 12:00 – 4:00 PM on Sunday May 16th at Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main Street, Kingston, MA.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 17th at Saint Joseph Parish, 272 Main St, Kingston MA. Burial will follow in the Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury, MA.
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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Denise to Dana Farber Cancer Institute www.dana-farber.org/gift.