Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

Fr. Robert Easton Mazzola

Indianapolis - Reverend Robert Easton Mazzola, 80 years young, died
suddenly on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at his home, from an apparent heart
attack. While under a doctor's care, his death was unexpected.

Fr. Mazzola was born on May 26, 1937, in Bloomington, Indiana to Arthur Joseph
and Elizabeth Rose Easton Mazzola. He was baptized on June 2, 1937, at St.
Charles Borromeo Parish, in Bloomington, Indiana. After his family moved to
Connersville, Indiana, he attended St. Gabriel Parochial School, for eight
years of grade school, from September 1943 through May 1951. During this time,
he received the Sacraments of First Holy Eucharist on October 27, 1944, and of
Confirmation in March of 1947.

Following the eighth grade, Fr. Mazzola entered the Saint Meinrad Seminary on
Monday, September 10, 1951, and for the next twelve years, he attended high
school, college, and Theology. On Sunday, May 5, 1963, at Saint Meinrad
Archabbey Church for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, he was Ordained to the

During his Priesthood, Fr. Mazzola was assigned as the assistant pastor of St.
Francis deSales, while concurrently serving as a part_time instructor at
Scecina High School, both of Indianapolis, until May of 1964. He was then
temporarily assigned as assistant pastor pro tem, SS. Mary & Michael
parishes in Madison, Indiana, with Our Lady of Sorrows mission, in Vevay,
Indiana. From 1964 through 1969, Fr. Mazzola served as the assistant pastor of
St. Michael parish in Charlestown, Indiana, along with the mission parish St.
Francis Xavier in Henryville, Indiana. He then returned to his home parish of
St. Gabriel, in Connersville, Indiana from 1969 through 1973, serving as an
assistant pastor. After temporarily serving as assistant pastor at St. Andrew
parish in Richmond, he was later re_assigned to St. Rose of Lima parish, in
Franklin, Indiana, from 1974 till 1983, as well as serving as Catholic Chaplain
of Franklin College. In July of 1983, he returned to Richmond to serve as the
pastor of St. Andrew parish, while concurrently serving as the Catholic
Chaplain of Earlham College. On July 7, 1983, while remaining the pastor of St.
Andrew parish, he subsequently was appointed pastor of St. Mary and Holy Family
parishes, also located in Richmond. In 1995, Fr. Mazzola took a sabbatical in
Israel, and upon his return in August of that year, he was assigned as pastor
of St. Michael parish in Greenfield, Indiana until December 1997. In early
1998, Fr. Mazzola was appointed to be the Auditor for the Metropolitan Tribunal
for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, located at the Catholic Center, while
holding residences at St. Gabriel and St. Matthew parishes in Indianapolis. Fr.
Mazzola was a member of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission from 1973
through 1986, as well as serving three years on the Archdiocesan Council of
Priests until 1994. He remained at the Metropolitan Tribunal until his
retirement in 2011.