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Richard R Randy Mezzei - Class Of 1966 VIEW PROFILE


Richard "Randy" R Mezzei

August 6, 1947 ~ January 26, 2023           (age 75)

Richard "Randy" R. Mezzei, 75 years old, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2023. Randy was born August 6, 1947 in South Bend, IN to the late Steve and Mary (Horvath) Mezzei.  He was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Patricia Mezzei.

Left to cherish the memory of Randy is his loving wife Antoinette "Toni" (Makowski) Mezzei of 49 years, they married on September 3, 1973 in St. Adalbert Catholic Church.  Randy was blessed with two children that survive, Michael R. (Rachel) Mezzei and Karen M. (Kevin) Beckner; beautiful grandchildren, Brayden Mezzei, Ella Beckner, Owen Beckner, Aubrey Beckner; sisters, Patricia (Al) Szabo, Denise (Larry) Rzepka; brother, Steve Mezzei; and many nieces & nephews.

Randy was a 1966 Riley High School graduate.  He honorably served his country in the United States Army, he received a Honorable Discharge, and a National Defense Award. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 284. Randy was a meat cutter for 26 years at the family business, Mezzei Food Mart.  He then worked for Martins Super Market Erskine Plaza, as a Meat Manager, and retired March 4, 2016.  Randy was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in New Carlisle.

Randy met the love of his life Toni on a blind date, and it was love ever after. They would have celebrated their 50th year of marriage this September. He was a loving husband, father, son, and friend.  Randy enjoyed family vacations, and the yearly getaways to Florida and Tennessee that he and Toni would take.  Also, when he was stationed in Germany, Randy, his mother, and sister, Denise all traveled to seven different countries that was very memorable to him.  As a child Randy always spent his summers at Diamond Lake, where he enjoyed water skiing.  He also enjoyed gardening, landscaping, cooking, and was a big Purdue Football & Basketball fan.  Most of all he enjoyed attending the grandkids sporting events.

Per Randy’s wishes, cremation will take place and the scattering of his cremated remains will be at St. Joseph Cemetery Czarnecki Gardens. A Private Family Mass will be held at a later date.  St. Joseph Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, 55756 Tulip Rd., New Carlisle, IN 46552.

Condolences for the family may be made at www.sjfh.net.

01.28.2023 djb


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