Violet Baker Mazza

June 12, 1931 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Violet Baker Mazza, 92, of Bridgeport, WV, passed away peacefully at her home on August 19, 2023.

She was born in Mannington, WV, on June 12, 1931, a daughter of the late John Hershel Baker and Arla Quintilla Roberts Baker Eddie, and her stepfather, the late George Carl “Red” Eddie, who came into her life when she was ten years old.

Violet was a 1949 graduate of Mannington High School and attended St. Mary’s Nursing School for two years. While there, she met the love of her life and married Albert Carl Mazza, who preceded her in death in 2009, after 56 years of marriage.

She is survived by her four children: Phyllis Cann and husband Sam of Bridgeport, Patricia Lind and husband Mel of Crescent Springs, KY; Albert Mazza and wife Karen of Mooresville, NC.; and David Mazza and wife Tonia of Clarksburg; eight grandchildren: Sarah McNeely and husband Tim, and Laura Matheny and husband Rob, all of Bridgeport; Sammy Cann and wife Amanda of Raleigh, NC., and Rebekah Cann and Julia Cann of Hilton, Head, SC; Madison Bonasso and husband Joseph of Morgantown, Christian Mazza of Tampa FL; and Trey Mazza of Mooresville, NC, as well as eight great-grandchildren: Isabel Gray Cann, Mazza, Sam III and Mary Grace Cann, Violet and Rosie Matheny, and Griffin and Kendell McNeely and baby girl Bonasso coming in December. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews to whom she was close but especially her niece Janet Lynch Baker who is like a daughter to her.

Violet lived in Glen Elk for 60 years, the last surviving member of the Mazza family which included the late Frank and Elizabeth Mazza, Louie and Flora Mazza, Raymond “Mondo” and Christine Mazza, a tight-knit group of brothers and sisters-in-law. Her life-long wish was to write a book about her experiences in Glen Elk and with the Mazzas with the intention of titling it “Farm Girl Turns Italian,” and jokingly telling those she met that her maiden name was “Bakerini.” For the last ten years of her life, Violet lived in the home of her daughter Phyllis and son-in-law Sam at Maple Lake.

She is also the last surviving member of her immediate family which included: sisters, Lucy Baker Lynch and Nellie Mae Baker, and brother, Noah Baker, along with nephews, Albert and Donnie Lynch.

Violet sold Avon and worked at the Hallmark House of Cards in downtown Clarksburg, but she is most famously known for her “sales associate” job at Embellishments where she worked for her dear friend Cathy Goings for 12 years. She loved her work at Embellishments and made many close friends who were charmed by her sense of humor, contagious laugh, and stylish appearance.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Immaculate Conception Church (for the Restoration Fund) 150 S. Maple Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301.

Family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Dr., Clarksburg, on Friday, August 25, 2023 from 2:00-8:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 10:00 am with Reverend Father Casey Mahone as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.DavisFuneralHomeWV.com. Davis Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mazza Family.

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August 25, 2023

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home
124 Olen Thomas Drive
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301

Prayer Service
August 25, 2023

7:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home
124 Olen Thomas Drive
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301

Mass of Christian Burial
August 26, 2023

10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
126 Pike Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301


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