Paula J. Mazzilli, 62, of State St., Phoenix, NY died on Sunday.
Born in Syracuse to the her late parents George J. and Maybelle (Noll) O’Connell, on November 11, 1948, and was the eldest of eight children.
A graduate of Central Tech., Syracuse, married and later was a waitress for her in-laws at The First Log Cabin Restaurant, Phoenix. Paula was active in community events, Phoenix Sr. Citizens, Phoenix Area Food Food Pantry, an avid fan of Barry Manilow, musician, and author, Danielle Steele.
Paula had been a Breast Cancer Survivor in prior years., with great strength, and kindness, considered “life of the party” to those people who surrounded her.
Pre-deceased by her daughter, Francesca Lou Mazzilli, June 11, 1977.
Surviving are her daughters, Lisa M. (Gary) Large of Baldwinsville, Maria T. (Eric) Gloska of Mattydale, Angela F. (Scott) Reed of Liverpool; her daughter’s father, Frank Mazzilli of Syracuse; her brothers, Jeffrey and Michael both of Baldwinsville, George O’Connell of Syracuse; her sisters, Colleen Guy of Matty dale, Kelley Harvey of Baldwinsville, Maureen Dann of Ellerbee, NC, Georgia Neviel of MN; eight grandchildren who were the “apple of her eye”; several nieces, nephews, cousins; her second family the residents of Paddocks Landing where she was known as “little sister”; and her beloved bird Zeith.
Calling hours are this Thursday from 4 to 7 pm at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home. Services are Friday at 8:45 am at the funeral home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, and at 9:30 am St. Stephen’s Catholic Church 469 Main St., Phoenix, with the Rev. Philip Brochmyre officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, 800 Grant Blvd., Syracuse, 13203.
Contributions: Phoenix Area Food Pantry, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix, NY 13135.