WEBSTER — Thomas J. “Zeke” Mazeika, 66, died Thursday, August 23 at home surrounded by his family.
He leaves his wife of 34 years, Barbara A. (Huttle) Mazeika; a son, Paul J. DeGrenier and his wife Tammy of Webster; a daughter, Veronica L. Weeks and her husband Jason of Vernon, Conn.; five grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons; three brothers, Paul Mazeika and his wife Joan of Oxford, John “Jack” Mazeika and his wife Elizabeth of Millbury, and Robert “Bob” Mazeika of Worcester; two sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Freeland of Jefferson and Maryellen “Pixie” Blunt and her husband William of Millbury; nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by Joseph DeGrenier in 2013 and by his brother Daniel Mazieka in 2005. He also leaves his beloved dachshunds, Austin Tex and Lily Rose.
He was born and raised in Worcester, the son of Daniel Mazieka, Sr. and Mary (Hamilton) Mazieka. He graduated from Worcester Boys Trade School in 1970. He had lived in Webster since his marriage in 1983.
He served in the United States Navy for four years.
He was an expert welder for several power plants, most recently Dominion Electrical. He retired in 2014.
Mr. Mazieka was a communicant of Saint Joseph Basilica and a member of its Knights of Columbus Council 12980. He was also a collector at the church and volunteered at the parish festivals. His interests include golfing, manicuring his lawn and maintaining his flower garden. He enjoyed sports, especially the Boston Red Sox. His family was the light of his life.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, August 28, from Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Saint Joseph Basilica, 53 Whitcomb Street. Burial will be in St. Joseph Garden of Peace. The Webster-Dudley Veterans Council will perform the military honors at the cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, August 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Donations may be made to St. Joseph Basilica Gym Fund, 53 Whitcomb St., Webser, MA 01570.