Richard (“Dick”) Henry Mazur, 77, died peacefully at home on October 9, 2020 with his family surrounding him. He was born on October 13, 1942 in Middletown, CT. He was the son of Henry G and Elizabeth (Tarpill) Mazur.
He attended school in Connecticut and graduated from Nathan Hale Ray High School in Moodus, CT. A lifelong lover of the outdoors, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America, attaining their highest honor—Eagle Scout. Dick had the additional privilege of becoming the very first Eagle Scout from East Haddam, CT.
In 1981, Dick relocated with his family to New Hampton from East Haddam. He was a self-employed stonemason and carpenter, and briefly owned a local watering hole (The Rock Bottom Tavern) with his wife. He was a long-time member of the NRA and the Gold Prospectors Association, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gold panning, mineral and rock prospecting, and gardening, all of which he did with his family whenever possible. In his later years, however, his greatest passion was gardening. Dick’s acres of gardens fed not only his family but he frequently shared his bounty with his community as well.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lorraine (Sobstad) Mazur of New Hampton; his son Clay Mazur and wife Allison of New Hampton; his daughter Tanya Mazur and husband Robert Havlin of Katy, TX; two grandchildren Nicholas Mazur of New Hampton and Avery Havlin of Katy, TX.
Due to health restrictions, the wake and funeral had limited attendance. After defying the odds for several years, the recent sudden and intense changes due to Dick's heart problems were extremely difficult for his family. Dupuis Funeral Home handled the arrangements and helped them immensely.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pemi-Baker Community Health, Hospice Memorial Donations, 101 Boulder PT. Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH 03264. Dick’s family is forever grateful for the compassionate care they provided.
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