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Died: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019

Mass of Christian Burial

Thu., Mar. 07, 2019
Location: St Lawrence Church


8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Mar. 07, 2019
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

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Ralph “Way-Way” Mazzacane passed away peacefully on February 25, 2019. Way-Way is survived by his wife of 60 years Angela Rizzo Mazzacane. He was born February 28, 1938 to Helen Anderson Mazzacane and Ralph Mazzacane Sr. He is survived by his son Ralph Mazzacane III, and daughter Lorraine Mazzacane, his sisters, Marlene Cavo and Janet Goglia. Predeceased by his brother, James Mazzacane, and sisters, Lorraine Porrello, Delores Boukis, Mary Farace and Betty Azevedo.

In his youth Way-Way was an undefeated amateur boxer and a very popular stock car driver at the West Haven Speed Way. He began his working career at North Haven Tire Supply, then began a long career as a union painter with various companies until his retirement as a foreman for FM Testani Painting Contractors. He will always be remembered as the life of the party. He loved to dance and everyone would stop to watch as his did his famous flip across the floor.

Friends may call at the Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St, New Haven on March 7th from 8:30 to 10:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at St. Lawrence Church, 207 Main St., West Haven, CT. Interment immediately following at St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Animal Haven, 89 Mill Rd., North Haven, CT 06473.

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Ruth A. Adinolfi
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Angie, Lorraine, Ralph, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Bob and Cathy Prentice
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Angie and family - So sorry to hear of Way Way’s passing. May time be healing.

Rhoda and Ed Lemkin
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
Angela, we are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed having Ralph’s painting skills enhance our home and his wonderful sense of humor. Please send our condolences to your family.

Ralph and Angela Meade
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
There are not enough words to express the heart felt loss of such a wonderful friend and neighbor. You were one special guy, Ray, and we will never forget you, nor we will forget all the fun times we had together. The memories we have of you will remain in our hearts forever. ❤️❤️❤️ You are now at peace and in heaven and out of those I have lost, I know you are the one that will fly the highest on the wings of angels. Our deepest sympathies to Angie, Ralph and Lorraine. Life will be hard for a while without the “spark” but his spirt will live on in what ever you do. Rest In Peace dear friend. Love you and miss you 😘

Dennis and Denys Lindauer
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Aunt Angie , Ralphie , and Rainey I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Way-Way .I have sooo many wonderful memories of him. Hilarious stories , watching him dance he truly was the life of the party ! But most of all i'll always remember his love for his family .We were all better to have known him and to have had the time with him we did . He will be missed and never forgotten. My love and prayers are with you . Dennis

Helen Neri
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Angie and family
I'm so sorry to hear of Way Way's passing. My thoughts and prayers are
with all of you.

Peace be with you.

Lori Casbarro
   Posted Fri March 15, 2019
Angie & family, on behalf of my Dad, Lou, I send lots of love from the both of us. My Dad was heartbroken to hear Way-Way passed away. My Dad told me last week. I remember how much he talked about the both of you for years. I'm glad my Dad enjoyed & had fun with Way-Way & the beach guys. My heart is heavy for you Angie. God Bless.

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