Edward P. Mazur

November 3, 1958 - March 15, 2014
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LUDLOW- Edward P. Mazur, CFSP, 55 of Ludlow, MA and Stratton Mountain, VT died peacefully Saturday March 15, 2014 after a valiant 3 year battle with cancer. Born in the old Ludlow Hospital, November 3, 1958, he was the youngest son of the late Ben S. and Emily D. (Kapinos) Mazur. Educated in Ludlow Public Schools, he was a 1976 graduate of Ludlow High School. He furthered his education at Holyoke Community College and was a 1978 graduate with an Associates Degree in retail management. He was a 1982 graduate of the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, and received his funeral director and embalmers license later that same year. Ed worked at the family firm, Kapinos Funeral Home, for many years and was a driving force in making many changes. In 1984 the firm was renamed Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home to reflect the heritage of ownership. He also worked for several area funeral homes as a member of their adjunct staff.
Active in the funeral service community, he was a member of the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, and the International Order of the Golden Rule. In 2004 he was appointed to the Massachusetts State Board of Registration in Embalming and Funeral Directing by Governor W. Mitt Romney, and has served as secretary, and chairman. During his tenure on the board sweeping changes were made to pre-need funeral regulations, and a comprehensive rewrite of archaic state laws. Ed was currently serving as a Board member of the Funeral Service Foundation, the charitable voice of the National Funeral Directors Association and as a Board member of the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association.
Ed was committed to community service in the Town of Ludlow. He served as a call firefighter with the Ludlow Fire Dept for over 20 years. He was appointed to the Board of Assessors in 2001 and served for over 10 years. He was currently serving as a member of the Long Range Planning Committee. He was a charter member and board member of the Ludlow CARES Collation, a member of the Ludlow Lions Club and a Charter Member of the Ludlow Rotary Club. In addition he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Randall Community Center/Ludlow Boys and Girls Club. He led the community in 2000 in the Celebration of Freedom to raise funds and to honor and recognize World War II Veterans and home front workers. He led the town in prayer in the dark days following the September 11, 2001 attack, he and his committee, planned an emotional service of hope and remembrance. In 2005 he led the towns relief effort in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. He was also on the ground on day 5 after the hurricane to help funeral service professionals in Mississippi during the aftermath of the storm.
After super storm Sandy in 2012, he and Maxine led a clothing drive to aid the residents of Staten Island and the New Jersey Coast. In December 2012 the large evergreen tree on the funeral home property become an angel tree where the public could honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy by decorating the tree with angels.
Ed was a past member of the Springfield Symphony Chorus, and Schola Cantorum.
Ed was honored in 2006 as the Holyoke Community Colleges Distinguished Alumni and in 2008 as the Ludlow Polish American Citizens Clubs Citizen of the Year. He was recently named the Ludlow CARES Coalitions first Citizen of the Year.
He was a communicant of St. Cecilias Church in Wilbraham, MA.
He is survived by his wife and best friend Maxine C. (Bizon) Mazur, a brother Robert J. Mazur and his wife Laura of Wilbraham, and a brother in law Matthew A. Bizon of Springfield. He was predeceased by his mother in law Irene Bizon on March 5, 2014. He also leaves his beloved Springer Spaniels Rylie and Holly, an uncle, cousins, extended family members and friends.

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Funeral services celebrating his life will be Friday, March 21, 2014 at 9:45 AM followed by a Concelebrated Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Cecilias Church, 42 Main St. Wilbraham, MA at 11 AM. Rites of Committal will follow in Hillcrest Park Cemetery.

Hillcrest Park Cemetery & Crematory
895 Parker Street
Springfield, MA 1029
St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church
42 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 1095

 

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Born: November 3, 1958
Died: March 15, 2014

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Maxine Mazur posted on 12/19/16

Loved you yesterday, love you still. Always have, always will. Love Maxine, Rylie and Holly

 

Kathy Wisnefski posted on 3/18/14

Maxine, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear husband and a treasured trustee of the Funeral Service Foundation. Ed will be missed. Kathy

 

Angela & Marcus Rechsteiner posted on 3/18/14

Family and Friends - Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The greatest compliment we would like to share with his passing - is live your life to its fullest and keep all the cherished memories of Ed and those who are close to you alive. Ed was an energetic, inspirational and humorous individual. He will truly be missed. We wish you all the best and wish we could be there. Much love, Angela & Marcus

 

Linda Jo & Mel Gershowitz posted on 3/18/14

We really can't find the right words to express just how saddened we are of losing our dear friend Ed. The Town of Ludlow has lost a great soul, fighter, helper, caring, & loving person. Our hearts are broken but so grateful to have known this man. Pls except our deepest sympathy as we are hurting as well.

 

Antonio & Amelia Morais posted on 3/20/14

Our deepest sympathy. Antonio and Amelia Morais

 

Adrianne Faggas posted on 3/22/14

Dear Maxine, I wish to express my sincere sympathy to you on the great loss of your husband Ed. He was a kind and generous person. He was an asset to funeral service and his presence will be truly missed. May his memory be eternal in your heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers today and always. God Bless You.

 

Ron and Alene Janocha posted on 3/23/14

Maxine, We can't imagine how difficult a time you are going through losing Cioci Irene and your soul mate Ed in such a short period. Remember that God doesn't put more on your plate that He doesn't think you can handle. He must have plans for you. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Ron and Alene

 

Scott Fowler posted on 3/29/14

My life has truly been enriched by knowing Ed Mazur. He was a great example of what is right about funeral service. Always willing to be of help, he was a mentor to many. His tremendous strength and courage during his illness was an inspiration to me. I wish the world had more people like Ed Mazur. Scott Fowler The J. F. Floyd Mortuary Spartanburg, SC

 

Kurt Farnsworth posted on 3/29/14

I was very deeply saddened to hear of Ed's passing. He was a wonderful and caring man who was a pillar to the funeral community. Your smile, honesty and laugh will be missed by absolutely all who had the honor of knowing him. God's speed Ed, and may you rest with our Lord, Jesus Christ forever.

 

Mary Casella posted on 3/17/14

Rest well Eddie in the hands of our Lord Jesus Christ. It was an honor being your friend since the time you were in high school and through the years we shared in the Schola Cantorum. I am sure the angels are holding a seat for you in the Heavenly choir. My sincere condolences to your wife Maxine.

 

Karen Romansky posted on 3/17/14

May you rest in peace my dear friend. My condolences to all who loved you.

 

Glenn Miller posted on 3/17/14

Dear Maxine and family. Our deepest sympathies to you, family and staff. He was a hoot to be around and listening to some of his stories. May he rest in Peace and May his Memory be Eternal, Sincerely, Glenn and Patty Miller, Spartanburg, SC

 

Jane Oddo posted on 3/17/14

Dear Maxine, My sincere condolences to you my friend! May warm and loving memories sustain you. Ed was a wonderful man, who touched and made a difference to so many - well done, good and faithful servant! May the love of friends surround you and hold you up! Love, Jane

 

Aggie Steiner posted on 3/17/14

Such a beautiful tribute to a man who loved life in service to others.

 

Jeff Cole posted on 3/17/14

I wish to extend my sympathy to Ed's family and friends. I was glad to know Ed from the Western Massachusetts Independent Funeral Directors Association, as well as when he served on the Board of Registration.

 

Jzyk Ennis posted on 3/17/14

Maxine and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate the life of Ed in the coming days. He was a true professional and I am proud to have known him. May God sustain you and richly bless each of you. Thank God for the life and memories of Ed Mazur! Jzyk S. Ennis Trussville, Alabama

 

Steve Palmer posted on 3/17/14

My deepest sympathies on the loss of Ed. He has my utmost respect for his service to his community and the families that called upon him, his state and national associations. As a native Bay Stater and fellow NEI graduate, I wish you eternal rest.

 

Frances Libiszewski posted on 3/17/14

Ed was a kind and gentle man who was of great assistance to me when my husband passed away on Cape Cod several years ago. I will always remember and be grateful for what he did to help me. He was a truly good man who will surely be missed by his family, friends, and the community for which he cared greatly. Frances Libiszewski Harwich, Cape Cod, MA

 

Marianne posted on 3/17/14

Eddie, I can't believe your gone! It seems just like yesterday we were neighbors as kids after school. You were always a special person. You will be truly missed but you will live in my memories forever. May God Bless you and keep you close to Him until we meet again. With Love...

 

Melanie Carden posted on 4/11/14

Ed will be missed by many. I'm thankful to have known him, he helped our family through many funerals. May he rest in peace, until we meet again.

 

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