Fred Mazzucca passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at the age of 91. Born in Red Bank, Fred graduated from Red Bank Regional High School, where he was an outstanding baseball and basketball player and ultimately chose the Jersey shore to be his lifetime home.
Fred graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1952 earning three varsity letters in baseball. After his service in the Army, he played against Whitey Ford and singled off him in his first at bat. When asked how he did on his second at bat, he laughed that Whitey struck him out on three pitches!
While stationed in Chicago during his service, Fred met Donna who would become his wife. They married and settled in Little Silver where Fred pursued his career in accounting and enjoyed being a CPA for over fifty years.
A devout Catholic, Fred rarely missed mass. He loved his family, doting on his four grandchildren, good food, all things Yankees and Notre Dame football. Fred’s love and dedication to his family and friends provided for wonderful times spent going out to lunch on Thursdays and Saturdays with close friends and extended family.
Fred is predeceased by his parents, Patsy and Mildred (Bruno) Mazzucca, his wife, Donna, sister Hantie Chieffalo, brother Ralph Mazzucca, and son-in-law, Tom Sleavin. Fred is survived by his children, Kathy Wheaton (David), Amy Sleavin, Fred Mazzucca Jr. (JoAnn) and Matthew Mazzucca. Also surviving are the loves of his life, Brittany Wheaton, Brooke Wheaton, Michelle Mazzucca, Harry Sleavin and beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be on Friday, November 18th from 4 to 7 pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 19th at 9:30 am at St. Anthony of Padua, 121 Bridge Ave, Red Bank. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown.