|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Friday, June 20, 2014 - 09:42 am: Edit|
CW4 (Ret) Sevino Joseph 'Mo' Mozzochi was born in Little Italy, New York City, NY on 22 September 1913 and died on 7 June 2014.
He was the son of Louis Mozzochi and Francesca Apizzi Mozzochi who immigrated from Ciregna, Northern Italy through Ellis Island to be married in New York City. When he was five, the family moved to Deep River, CT. Sevino had two sisters, Mary Trabucci (deceased) and Gloria Niebler of Deep River, and six brothers, Attilo, Albert, Gary, George (deceased); Raymond, and Paul of Deep River. Attillo and Sevino drove home in the historical 1938 category 3 "Long Island Express" hurricane that devastated Long Island and Connecticut (there weren't any warnings of the storm). As an adult Sevino was a foreman and welder for Sight Light Corporation, where he welded lights for submarines. He witnessed the great depression of the 1930s.
On Memorial Day 1943, he was drafted by the U. S. Army and called to active duty on 14 June 1943. Sevino served three years and then re-enlisted in 1946. His 30 years in the Army included service in the Military Police, Counter Intelligence Corps, Adjutant Services and as a unit Personnel Technician. He spent 11 years overseas, stationed in Austria, Italy, Germany, Korea, Japan, Greenland, and Vietnam. Domestically he was stationed in Arkansas, Virginia, California and Hawaii. His service spanned WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Sevino received two bronze medals and retired as a CW4 in 1973.
Sevino was affiliated with many Masonic organizations: member of Temple Lodge #755 F. & A. M., Fort Smith AR 1958; Past Patron Lei Lehua Chapter #6, O.E.S., Wahiawa, HI, 1986-87; Past Patron Nellis Custis Chapeter 169, O.E.S., Springfield, VA, 1989-90 and 1998-99; Past Worshipful Master of Spring Lodge #217, F. & A. M., Springfield, VA, 1997; Member of the Scottish Rite Temple; Member of the Kena Temple A. A. O. N. H. S.; Lei Lehua Assembly #3 International Order of Rainbow Girls Rainbow Dad, 1970-1980. He was also a charter member of Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Springfield, VA.
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Alice Irene Clancy Mozzochi in 1999. He has two daughters Frances Bouffard and son-in-law Brian of Washington, VA; and Betty Clewis of Flint Hill, VA; granddaughters Nita Irene Marie Clewis of Front Royal, VA, and Austin Bouffard of Roanoke, VA; grandson Adam Bouffard of Alexandria, VA; great grandson Tristan Scott Charles Richards of Frankford, DE and great granddaughter Jennifer Buono of Daytona, FL. In 1999, he moved to live with Frances and Brian in Washington, VA.
He was a devoted fan of the New York Yankees and vividly remembered attending games where Babe Ruth and other historical players became giants in the sport. A patriot, officer, beloved father, husband and brother, at his 100th birthday celebration, Sevino expressed with great fondness "I loved serving my country and being in the U.S. Army, it was an honor." Graveside service with Military Honors will take place at Arlington National Cemetery.