05/18/1937 - 05/21/2020
Madeline Mazzamuto passed away on May 21, 2020. We will celebrate her life of 83 years at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. In support of the health of our community, seating is limited due to the social distancing requirement set by Governor Abbott during the services. The services will be live-streamed and will be available for thirty days on this page. Please sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.
Madeline was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, to Francis and Marie Frascati. Madeline loved to sing and dance during her school years. She was part of the glee club and performed many times with her classmates. After graduating from Erasmus High School, Madeline quickly went into the working world, traveling to New York City every day. She worked as a secretary at an upscale restaurant called “Whites Restaurant.” It was there that she would meet several of her favorite actors, like Gregory Peck, Cary Grant, Dean Martin, and Kirk Douglas. She had two sons Gregg and Joseph. They were her “world” In the mid 70’s Madeline worked several jobs every day but would still be home in time to cook dinner and take care of her family. During that time, she met Sal. Sal was venturing into the restaurant business, and soon after, he and Madeline were commuting from NY to NJ every day working their first restaurant called Papa V. They would have that restaurant and several more until 2018. They fell in love and got married in 1992. Madeline and Sal moved to Lubbock, Texas, in 2002 to take over a family business called “One Guy from Italy.” One Guy was, and still is, one of the most famous restaurants in Lubbock, Texas. In 2018 Sal and Madeline retired from the restaurant business to spend more quality time with each other.
Madeline loved her children and would do anything in her power for them. She loved her grandchildren, Frankie, Angelica, Joey, and Vincent. They were the apple of her eye. She looked forward to seeing them. She loved her daughters-in-law, Denise, and Susan. Madeline loved her dog, Daisy, immensely. Sadly, Daisy passed away earlier this year. She loved to go to Las Vegas and play the slots, she had a passion for shopping, especially on QVC and HSN. Madeline loved life and was always positive, even when she was not feeling good. She absolutely, wholeheartedly loved Sal, who was her lifeline to happiness. Madeline was a tough lady when she needed to be, and she could be gentle and caring when the need was there. She impacted so many people’s lives, and it’s just too many to count. Madeline would literally give the shirt off her back if you needed it and was extremely generous to people and charities. She was funny and always went out of her way to make people laugh. Her favorite movie was “Meet Joe Black.” She probably watched it 50 times. Her favorite song was from that movie, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. She just loved that song, and how it sounded on the ukulele. She even bought one to try and learn it.
Survivors include her husband, Salvatore Mazzamuto; two sons, Gregg Giordano, and wife, Denise; and Joe Felicia and wife, Susan; four grandchildren, Frank and Angelica Giordano; Joseph and Vincent Felicia; and brother, Rick Frascati.
She was preceded in death by her father, Francis Frascati; mother, Marie Frascati; two brothers, Junior and James Frascati; and her Maltese, Daisy.
Madeline never broke a promise to you; her commitment was a guarantee. She was a great cook, and in good spirit, there were always little wars about who was the better cook between her and her two sons. Of course, her sons never admitted it, but it was her. And why???, she taught them everything. You can bet right now she is already putting dibs on who is making the sauce for Sunday up in Heaven. The table will be large. Her guests, family, and friends are already waiting for her. Scripture tells us in Psalm 23, verse 5, “Thou preparest a table before me.” God is with her. She is in good hands!