Mary L. Mazza Belcastro

September 10, 1925 ‒ April 28, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio
Formerly of Clarksburg, West Virginia

Mary L. Belcastro went to be with the Lord Friday evening April 28, 2017 from Country Meadow Care Center. She was 91.

Born September 10, 1925 in Clarksburg, WV, to Vincenzo James and Caterina (Morrow) Mazza, she was graduated from Roosevelt-Wilson High School in 1944.

Mary had worked as an assembler with Therm-O-Disc, retiring in 1989.

She enjoyed gardening, and craft projects (especially crocheting), and her pasta, meatballs, and lasagna dishes qualified her as an exceptional Italian cook. Mary’s kitchen was a tool for her heart, she loved on her family and friends with her cooking, her presence, and their delight in her lost art of yodeling.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Mansfield and Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarksburg, WV.

She is survived by her children Don (Ellen) Belcastro of Conway, NH, Frank (Kim) Belcastro of Nazareth, PA, and Debra Belcastro-Such of Mansfield, OH; grandchildren Brett (Lauren) Belcastro of Boston, MA, Ryan (Kamee) Belcastro of Denver, CO, Emma (Edward) Davy of Lock Haven, PA, and Adam (Kristina) Belcastro of Richmond, VA; great grandchildren Kolbe Belcastro and one on the way; sisters Rose Vallelonga of Clarksburg, WV and Clara “Virdie” (Pat) Wash of Flint, MI.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank A. Belcastro on January 4, 1994; a granddaughter Hannah Belcastro; and siblings Salvatore “Sam” Mazza, Saverio “Zolly” Mazza, John Mazza, Paul Mazza, Frank Mazza, and infant brothers Salvatore and Anthony Mazza.

Friends may call Friday, May 5, 2017 from 8:30 to 10:30 am  in Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, WV 26330. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 124 East Pike Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is serving the family, and encourages a message of sympathy or support – and watch Mary’s tribute video – online at:


From Daughter, Debbie:

What I will remember most about my Mom is the way she would offer her heritage to anyone who wanted to experience the best Italian cooking…with food in massive amount. It was her greatest pleasure to share with friends and family…each and all, and every generation.

It is through our memories that we can ultimately celebrate the life of Mary. And I will always spark a memory whenever I hear these lyrics from a song by R E M:

“I have lived a full life … these are the eyes that I want you to remember … I need something to fly over my grave … I want you to remember.”


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  • Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of your loved one.
    I graduated from high school with Mary, she was always a sweet
    and kind girl. I left West Virginia for Aurora, Colorado in 1963.

  • Don, Frankie, Debbie,

    Sorry to hear of your “Aunt Mary’s” passing. I will always have good memories of our Sunday family visits with your family. It was always good food, good laughter (who could forget your Mom’s yodeling and your Dad’s Donald Duck impressions!), and most of all, being with good people. I’m sure all of our folks are together now watching over us all.

    Godspeed, Aunt Mary. Godspeed.

  • We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

  • Isaias 33:24 dice que llegara el día en que nadie dirá “estoy enfermo”.
    Revelacion o Apocalipsis 21:4 dice que “Dios limpiara toda lágrima de los ojos y la muerte no sera mas, ni existirá ya mas lamento ni clamor ni dolor”.
    Y en Hechos 24:15 dice que “va ha haber una resurrección”.
    Entonces vemos que muy pronto nuestro nuestro creador Jehova Dios tiene el poder de devolverles la vida de nuestros seres queridos que hayan muerto.
    Y les devolvera la vida de nuestros seres queridos que hayan muerte.

  • Isaias 33:24 dice que llegara el día en que nadie dirá “estoy enfermo”.
    Revelacion o Apocalipsis 21:4 dice que “Dios limpiara toda lágrima de los ojos y la muerte no será más, ni existirá ya más lamento ni clamor ni dolor”.
    Y Hechos 24:15 dice que “va ha haber una resurreccion”.
    Muy pronto habrá paz porque Jehova Dios acabará con toda la maldad y el sufrimiento y les devolverá la vida a nuestros seres queridos que hayan muerto.