Catherine Mammola

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Catherine (Czar) Mammola, nickname “Ducky”, 78, of Franklin, MA died Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Catherine was born on July 8th, 1945, in Somerville, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Paul E. Czar, Sr. and Clara L. (Martin) Czar. She began her beautiful rolodex of funny and adventurous stories in Somerville amongst her many family members. Catherine was a professional people person. She made friends in every room she entered and every job she took. Her loving and sociable presence continued on to Franklin, Mass where she would spend most of her adult life.

Catherine was devoted to her family, loving every holiday celebration. From a young age she was quite the athlete and an incredible softball player. Whether it be the “Brown Annual Family 4 th of July cookout” softball game or the Franklin Town Women’s Softball league she was always the true competitor. Catherine also helped start a Women's Bowling League for her Franklin Community.

Catherine was a bright light in a dark place. Catherine will be remembered for making her peers feel like the most important person in the room, being present in every conversation and taking care of those in need. Whenever one of her siblings was sick, Catherine was always there to be a caregiver. She helped raise grandchildren, was always available to help babysit for her nieces and nephews, and along the way made lasting impressions on their friends. 

Those who loved her knew she was kind hearted, loyal and so appreciative. Her niece Karin  remembers fondly the nightly phone calls thankful for the home cooked meal delivered to her commenting “Karin, five-star meal” lol or the reminder of when to tune into her favorite television show/movie or Broadway music station.  The little things in life mattered to Catherine like her nightly calls from her son Tom and her visits to Vegas,  trips to the movies theatre with her grandson Joseph during his youth, and playing games with her son Mark and his family.  

Ducky is a local legend to many due to her infectious personality and desire to capture beautiful everyday moments with her many cameras. Ducky made sure to let everyone know “You are never fully dressed without a smile”.

Catherine is survived by her Son, Tom Mammola and Partner Jennifer Ernst; her Son, Mark Mammola and Wife Katie Mammola; her Grandson Joseph Mammola and his Mother Danielle Twomey, and her granddaughters Kara Mammola, Kelly Mammola, Ali Mammola, and Erin Mammola. She will be forever missed by all.

Catherine was predeceased by her Mother, Clara Czar, her Father Paul Czar; her Brothers, William Czar, Paul Czar, Thomas Czar, Walter Czar; her Sisters Eva Brown, Diane Czar, Paulette Czar; and her granddaughter Autumn Lever.

A special message to “Nana/Ducky” from her grandson Joseph Mammola and Niece Karin Sheridan, we will forever remember your favorite saying to us. “Remember those three words – I love you, I love you, I love you”.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the Franklin Food Pantry, 341 W. Central, Franklin, MA  02038

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