Roland Mazzilli

Roland Mazzilli Obituary


Age - 97


September 10, 2023


Somerdale, NJ

Roland "Ray" Mazzilli, age 97, of Somerdale, NJ passed away peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. Roland was born on December 5, 1925 in Camden, NJ. He was the son of the late Isabela and Giuseppe Mazzilli and the youngest of 7 siblings. He is survived by his devoted wife Ida (nee Belperio) Mazzilli of 61 years and his loving children Rolana (Don), Joseph (Helen), and David (Danielle) and his cherished grandchildren Gary (Shara) Good, Stephen (Christine) Good, and Nicole, David, Alexa and Gianna Mazzilli. Roland is also survived by his beloved great grandchildren: Giavana, Antonio, and Nico Good. Additionally, he is survived by his sister-in-law Grace Forster and brother-in-law Michael (Josephine) Belperio along with many loving nieces and nephews. Roland was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed his years working for the Federal Defense Department for the United States Government where he formed lifelong friendships. His leisure love was traveling with his wife Ida. They visited 6 continents, countless countries and cities making their way back to their ancestral towns in Italy. They met up with distant relatives and made new friends along the way. Once they returned from one trip Roland was planning their next adventure. They enjoyed each other's company and were the best travel companions. Roland loved his music, dancing, pasta and playing cards. In his later years, he formed relationships with his wonderful caretakers and would tell stories and give them some of his heartfelt advice about life. Roland was truly grateful and appreciative for all they did for him during this time. Most of all, Roland was a family man who loved his children and grandchildren. He was devoted to his wife, his life and his family home that was built by his parents. He lived his life to the fullest every single day and will be missed by all who knew him. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Roland's viewing on Thursday, September 7, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish - St. Luke Church located at 55 Warwick Rd in Stratford, NJ. Funeral Mass to follow at 11:30 AM. Burial to immediately follow to Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Roland's honor to the NJ Hospice or a Veterans organization of your choice.

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