Joan Canavan Mazzatenta thumbnail

Joan Mazzatenta

December 18, 1935 - April 5, 2010

Joan Canavan Mazzatenta, 74, of Hendersonville died Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Elizabeth House following a brief illness. She was born in Lima, Ohio. Prior to moving to Hendersonville 17 years ago, she had lived in Warren, Michigan, for 28 years.

She was a Department Secretary at the Lima Engine Plant in Lima, Ohio, prior to her marriage.

An active member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, she served as a Eucharistic Minister for the 11:30 mass and was a longtime member of the Womenís Guild at the church and a participant in Roseís Ministry.

Joan was an ardent Atlanta Braves fan, an avid gardener, and a lover of mystery novels.

Surviving is her family with whom she was very close: husband of 47 years, Ernest D. Mazzatenta; sons Michael Lawrence Mazzatenta and wife Joan of Mesa, Arizona; Mark Andrew Mazzatenta and wife Toni of Greensboro; daughter Maureen Rose Mazzatenta of Shelby Township, Michigan; two grandchildren Andrew and Carolyn; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:30am on Friday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Hendersonville. The Reverend John Salvas will officiate. A reception will follow in the St. Francis Hall. Burial will take place at 2:00pm in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC. The family will receive friends from 2-4pm and from 6-9pm Thursday at Shuler Funeral Home, with a prayer service to be held at 7:00pm.

Contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to the LCC Education Foundation for Scholarships, PO Box 1505, Lima, 45802.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 9, 2010

Time: 10:30 am


Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Angels Chapel

208 7th Ave. West
Hendersonville, NC 28791

The family will receive friends from

2 – 4 PM and 6 – 9 PM Thursday, April 8 at the funeral home. The Prayer Service will be held at 7 PM Thursday.

Leave a Condolence

View All Condolences Post a Condolence

What our families say...

“From the initial meeting and throughout our different times the attentiveness was nothing but outstanding.”


A Session ID is required to purchase jewelry with your loved one's fingerprint, click here to continue. If you do not have an ID, click here to contact us to get your Session ID.