Thomas Peter Mazza of 16 Dexter St, Newport RI passed away peacefully on September 16, 2023 at the age of 82. Thomas (Tom) was born in Newport on October 12,1940 and was preceded in death by his father Charles Mazza; mother Dorothy Mazza; and son Thomas Lama. He is survived by his older brother Charles (Buddy) Mazza, three children, Margaret Lama, Dawn Mascis and David Mazza; son in law, Ronald Mascis and three grandchildren, Garrad Lama, Nicholas Mazza and Natalie Mascis.
Tom was a long-standing member of the Newport Yacht Club. He could often be seen there on any given morning with a cup of coffee and sharing his breakfast with his favorite seagull who he named “Ichabod”.
Tom does not want a funeral where friends and family would mourn his departure from this world but rather a celebration of the life he lived. The Newport Yacht club will host a “Celebration of Life” which will take place in the Summer of 2024, the date to be determined later.
Donations can be made in his name (added to comments section) to the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation www.roseisland.org.