Paulina Mazza

April 18, 1919 ‒ January 02, 2011

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Paulina Mazza, age 91, of Hillcrest Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was born on April 18, 1919 in Coshocton, Ohio to the late Frank Costanza and Minnie (Mills) Prine. Paulina co-owned Amos and Andy’s with her first husband Homer Kramer and was a co-founder of Mazza’s Restaurant. She was an avid fan of horse racing and her two prized horses, Ben Ash and Mr. Ridgewood. Paulina was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Paulina loved her family and will be missed by many.

She is survived by her three grandchildren, Travis Mazza of Washington, D.C., Mike (Lisa) Mazza II of Howard and Tony Mazza of Las Vegas, Nevada, three great grandchildren, Aron and John Mazza and Alexis Mazza, a daughter-in-law, Dana (Ron) Aaron of Medina, a step-daughter, Camille Compton Solie of Mount Vernon, sister-in-law, Margaret Mazza, many step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother and step father, Grant Ulysses Prine, her loving husband, Joseph C. Mazza Sr., a son, Michael J. Mazza Sr., a step-son, Joseph “JoJo” Mazza and a step-daughter, Jollene Lybarger.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a Rosary will follow at 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond will be celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

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