Carmela (Candy) Kaspersky of Woodsboro, MD, passed away December 23, 2018 at home. She was daughter of the late Delmo and Mildred Paschini Mazzoni, born and raised in Peckville, PA on April 15, 1933.
Carmela was a much loved wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to her husband Jack, she is survived by son, Michael Kaspersky, and companion, Ann Lundahl, Thurmont, MD; and son, David and wife Robyn Robertson Kaspersky and children, Justin, Samuel, Joseph, Jonathan, and Rebekah. She has as brother, Joseph
P. Mazzoni, and wife, Yvonne, Peckville, PA; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her dear infant grandson, Daniel Kaspersky. After a short time working in Washington, DC, Carmela met her husband a marine stationed at Quantico, VA, and they were married in 1952. When he was discharged from the service, they moved to Montgomery County, MD, and she became a stay-at-home mom. Later they moved to Frederick County where Carmela (Candy) worked for the City of Frederick in the office of former Mayor Ronald N. Young. After several years in the mayor’s office, she accepted a position at Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Frederick, MD. She enjoyed working at the general aviation organization over a decade and became Director of Human Resources and Corporate Vice President.
Following her retirement, she developed her interest in art and began painting with watercolors, exhibiting in local and regional galleries. She was a member of Frederick County Arts Association and the Delaplaine Visual Arts Educational Center. Carmela deeply loved her family and cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren. She was adept at sewing and crafts, enjoyed decorating her home and sightseeing.
According to her wishes, Carmela donated her body to the Maryland State Anatomy Board for medical research. She was a longtime member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Libertytown, MD, where a memorial mass will be celebrated by Father John Dietzenbach at 11:00 am Saturday January 12, 2019. After the service, the family will receive friends in the church parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 9190 Church Street, Union Bridge, MD 21701 or Mission of Mercy, 22 South Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701.