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Maryfrances (Vera) Mazzeo

October 6, 1941 ~ April 23, 2022 (age 80)


Maryfrances (Vera) Mazzeo (Maryfran), 80, resident of Myrtle Beach SC fought every day of her three-year battle with ovarian cancer but surrendered peacefully at Embrace Hospice House on April 23, 2022. 

Daughter of Louise and James Vera (both deceased), Maryfran grew up with her sisters Patricia Vera and Ann L. Carroll (deceased) in New Bedford MA and Hartford CT, as 2nd generation family from Faial Island, Azores.

It was in Cathedral High in Hartford CT where Maryfran and Frank met and eventually married in 1962.   Together they raised 4 children in Manchester CT as well as both having successful careers in the insurance industry.  They eventually retired to a warmer climate to enjoy their golden years in Myrtle Beach. 

Maryfran was a strong woman who was always committed to her family and friends.  She loved fearlessly and protected wholeheartedly everything and everyone she believed in. 

Maryfran is survived by her devoted and loving husband Frank, sister Pat Vera, son Stephen and wife Katie, grandchildren Tyler & Megan, daughter Christine and husband Matt Peterson, son Jonathan and wife Lisa, son Mark (Linda), nephews Jim (Scott) Carroll, Sean Carroll and niece Elizann (Stu) Carroll.

Funeral Masses will be celebrated at 11 AM, Monday, May 2, 2022 at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach, SC and The Cathedral of St Joseph in Hartford CT at a time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance at

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Funeral Mass
May 2, 2022

11:00 AM
St Andrew Catholic Church
503 37th Ave N
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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