Born in Harwick, PA in 1925 to John and Balbina Terejko, Bea graduated from Springdale High School and then went right to work at Scaife’s Armament Factory in Oakmont to support the war efforts during WWII. She met her husband-to-be in 1950, Bob Mazzotta (deceased June 2018), and knew she had found her soulmate. They married within 7 months of meeting and then spent a lifetime together as residents of New Kensington. Bea, 93, and Bob Mazzotta, 94, created an continuing legacy of a loving family who count themselves so blessed to have had Bea as their mom, grand and great grandma.
Bea (Grandma Bea) will be remembered by her 4 children, Debbie (Barry) Bier, Rob (Janet) Mazzotta, Carole (Glenn) Mazzotta-Schubert and Gary (Kathy) Mazzotta, 8 Grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren as a caring, loving angel here on Earth. Bea created a very happy home where she welcomed all with mouthwatering food and an ever-ready empathetic ear to listen.
Bea was a wonderful fulltime wife and mother who perfected many of her Italian husband’s favorite Italian dishes. She was an excellent seamstress, clothing her kids throughout most of their school years. She & Bob enjoyed keeping a nicely landscaped yard, having large family cookouts, and later, as empty nesters, the company of good friends, dinners, movies, Florida sun and the power of laughter. As they aged in place, in their home of 61 years, they ended most pleasant-weather evenings by enjoying their friendly neighborhood from the view of their front porch.
Though we all will miss her, we know Bea is back in the sweet embrace of Bob’s arms, together in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest a donation to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, https://www.bcrf.org/. The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research.
Friends will be received Monday from 9:00 A.M. until time of prayers of transfer at 10:30 A.M. in the Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home, Inc., 1509 Fifth Ave., Arnold, PA 15068, JohnPaul Bertucci, Owner/Supervisor. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 A.M. at Mount St. Peter R.C. Church, New Kensington.
Burial will be private.