Barbara Anne Mazzella, 83, of Nashville, passed away Nov. 17, 2020.
Mrs. Mazzella was born in Somerville, New Jersey to the late Robert and Mary Hensle Traylor. She received a doctorate from University of Rome.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Rooney, and son, Jefferey Paul Mazzella.
She is survived by sons Stephano (Jenna Leigh Trimble) Mazzella and Anthony Mazzella; daughters Marta Mazzella (Morgan) Dellinger and Claudette Joy Catalano; brothers Michael (Roz) Traylor and Jeffrey Traylor; sisters Betsy DeGange and Maggi St. Germaine; grandchildren Patrick Sam Mazzella and Celeste Marie Catalano; and many other loving family members.
A celebration of life will be conducted at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, an act of kindness to someone in Barbara’s memory is appreciated.
She was the matriarch to all who knew her, and she lit up every room, truly the life of the party, and just like her favorite man, Frank Sinatra, she did it her way.
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 615-794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com