Silvio Mazzella

Silvio Mazzella, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, died on December 19, 2021. He was 76.


Mr. Mazzella was born on March 26, 1945 in the Bronx to the late Ignazio and Guiditta (Russo) Mazzella. He proudly served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War and was very active in veterans’ affairs including being an organizer of Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day ceremonies at Peace Plaza. He was a constant advocate for the Bronx and especially the Morris Park community- being a member of the Morris Park Community Association, past chairman of the Community Advisory Board at Jacobi Medical Center, advisory board member at Montefiore Medical Center, past treasurer of the 49th precinct police council, past treasurer of Community Board 11, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. For many years before his retirement he worked as a salesman for Unisource.


He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Yvonne (Cintron) Mazzella; his son, Silvio Mazzella II; his daughters, Yvette Solis and Yva Mazzella-Rodriguez; his grandchildren, Brianna, Emmanuel, Lucas, Yvonna, Yvette, Sofia, and Samantha; his brother, Anthony Mazzella; and his niece and nephew, Lisa and Anthony Mazzella.


Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, December 23 at 11am at St. Clare’s Church, 1918 Paulding Avenue, Bronx. Interment will be private.



  1. Steven Amalfitano on December 20, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Rest In Peace Uncle Silvio Love
    Steven, Carlin & Matthew Amalfitano

    • Yva Mazzella on January 1, 2022 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you Steve, Carlin and Matthew. I’m sorry they didn’t mention all the cousins that he is survived by. I know he loved Aunt Rita very much and cared strongly for all his nieces and nephews. Much happiness, health, and love for the new year.

      Thank you everyone else for your kind words and prayers.

      Yva Mazzella

  2. Stephanie Raptis on December 20, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Silvio was a true gentleman, a wonderful man and a pillar of our Community. He worked tirelessly on each of his endeavors and will be sorely missed. I am proud to say he was my friend.

  3. Larry Mauriello on December 21, 2021 at 1:51 am

    Silvio, eventhough I only knew you a few years it was a honor and a great pleasure. You will be missed.
    Go in peace.

  4. Christine Cunningham on December 21, 2021 at 10:08 am

    May you rest in peace and may your family find peace and love in all the happy memories prayers fir all.

  5. Debbie on December 21, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Silvio, a great man & hero to his community. A Marine, a gentleman, husband, father & grandfather. You will be truly missed. Please watch over us. Watch over Yvonne she will miss her life partner. Be Blessed by our Father.

  6. Pastor Jay A Gooding Sr on December 21, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    My buddy Silvio will certainly be missed. His compassion and LOVE for God, his Family and his Community will forever be etched and embedded in our hearts and minds.

    He was one of our original members in the Clergy Council 49th Pct and the greatest cheer leader, communicator and supporter of Jacobi Hospital’s “Stand Up to Violence”

    My prayers and condolences go out to Mrs Mazzella and family.

    Scripture teaches us “to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord”
    R.I.P. Sir Silvio. (Gone but Never Forgotten)

    Pastor Jay A Gooding Sr
    President Clergy Council 49th Pct
    Director of Community Outreach Jacobi S.U.V.

  7. Roseann DeLuccia on December 22, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Although I did not know Mr. Mazzella personally he was a constant at the 530 evening mass at Saint Claire’s every Saturday! He would always graciously say hello. I offer my prayers and condolences to his family and may they always find peace in their memories! Sincerely Roseann DeLuccia

  8. Frank Quadrino on December 29, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    To my Brother Knight, Rest in Peace

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