Frank Mazzio, age 85, died Saturday, October 1, 2011 at South Jersey Regional Medical Center following 2 months of failing health.
The husband of the late Mary E. Pettit-Mazzio, was born in Port Norris on December 4, 1925 to the late Fred Mazzio and Elizabeth Dagastine. He had been a Bridgeton resident most of his life.
Before his retirement, he had owned and operated the Cumberland Amoco Station in Bridgeton for 65 years. Frank was a WWII veteran, serving as a tail gunner in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He had flown in over 20 missions in Japan and the Pacific theater. He had achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross and a Bronze Star. He had also been a member of the Parish of the Holy Cross-St. Teresa's and had served as an usher for several years.
Surviving are one daughter, Judy L. Morrison and husband Raymond of Bridgeton; one grandson, R.J. Morrison of Bridgeton; one granddaughter, Ashley Morrison of Bridgeton; and a great-grandson Parker Frank Morrison of Bridgeton. He had been preceded in death by his wife Mary E. Mazzio.
Funeral Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Township. In Lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made in Frank Mazzio's memory to the N.J. Veterans Memorial Home, 524 N.W. Blvd. Vineland, N.J. 08360. Written condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhomes.com.