Marie Hazel Buzzi

Date of Passing:

April 4, 2015

Buzzi, Marie, ‘Hazel’, 86, formerly of Chapel Road, an amazing daughter, wife, mother, grandmother went to heaven on April 4, 2015. She was the wife of the late John Buzzi. Hazel, as she was affectionately known, was a gifted artist, community volunteer and teacher.

Born in Arlington, Massachusetts on May 14, 1928, she was the daughter of Marie Hazel and Marshall Wood. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy (where she was the first to illustrate their yearbook) and then continued her art career at the Mass College of Art.

Living mostly in Barrington, she was known as a Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader, an art teacher to adults and children, a waitress at Newport Creamery, member of the Barrington Players and Saint Luke’s Church and as recently as 2014, ‘the’ cartooning teacher in the Barrington Community After-School program.

As a young adult, she was elected the youngest President of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was President of the Bristol Elks for 12 years and graciously donated her artist talents for their National Conventions. An extra-ordinary passionate Red Sox fan, she cheered her beloved Red Sox team on for over 70 years. Her measurement of her success in life was simply measured in smiles.

Hazel leaves nine children, Marie Carreiro, Karen (Richard) McLaughlin, Kathy (Russell) Woodward, Debra (David) Wieners, James (Maria), Donna (Randy) Lee, MaryJo (Franklin) Osgood, Jon (Emilie) and Andrew (Dick). She was the proud grandmother of 18 grandchildren, Allison (Thomas) Meehan, Erica (Mimmo) Elia, Lindsay and Adam Carreiro, Ryan (Susan) Woodward, Christopher (Theresa) Reed, Jamie Langhoff, Jessica, Sereth, Crossy and Terrence Osgood, Brendan, Caitlin and Michael McLaughlin, Cara and Nicholas Buzzi, Melissa and Eric Buzzi. She was the great grandmother to 8, Jack and Will Meehan, Luca, Matteo and Liliana Elia, Willa Woodward, Elijah Osgood and Julia Buzzi. Hazel also leaves behind her beloved four-legged friends, Annie, Henry and Penelope.

The family would like to thank the care given by North Main Radiation Oncology, Dr. Angela Taber, Dr. Linda Coffin, her beloved hospice nurse, Melanie and her special pet therapy friend, Sarah Fogarty.

Her funeral will be held on Friday April 10, 2015 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Thursday 4-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Marie’s memory to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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