Mazza Family Fund

On September 1st, 2020, our beloved friend, Pete Mazza, passed away at the age of 42 after a valiant, courageous, and inspiring 17-month battle with cancer.  In typical Pete fashion, he fought for life all the way until the very end.  Our hearts are broken.

And while Pete’s time with us was far too short, his legacy will long endure.  Chief amongst that legacy is his family-- his wife, Megan, and their three beautiful children – Elsie (9), Cora (7), and Christopher (3).   

Megan appreciates the outpouring of love and support that so many of you have already provided, and  thanks all of you who have already asked how best you can help. 

Just as when Pete was first diagnosed in April 2019, we now ask that you join us to help his family during this extremely difficult time. In addition to losing a loving husband and devoted father, Megan and the kids have also lost significant financial resources. Unfortunately, although Pete had limited life insurance, it is woefully insufficient to provide Elsie, Cora, and Christopher the rich childhood, overflowing with sports, arts, music, and adventure, that Megan and Pete always intended.

To that end, we are seeking donations to help Megan defray existing and increased childcare costs that she will now have to bear without Pete.  

Everyone who crossed paths with Pete, whether in Cheshire, at Yale or Michigan, or in San Diego, knows that he was an absolutely remarkable man.  Michigan Law School grad.  Captain of the 2000 Yale Football Team.  First Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Diego.  Partner at Jones Day. More importantly, he was a caring son and brother, a loving husband, and a devoted father.  In addition to all that, he was the most faithful of friends.  Pete's obituary, which can be found here , is a beautiful tribute that more fully describes Pete's amazing life.  And Megan has established an email account, [email redacted], so that we can all share stories, notes, photos, and more with Elsie, Cora, and Christopher about their incredible dad now and over the years.

Throughout the years, Pete, Megan, and their family have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with so many of us – their family, friends, teammates, and colleagues - through times good and bad.  Now, in these most trying times, we have the chance to provide Pete’s family with that same support and to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Megan and their kids now and in the coming days.

Thank you all so very much in advance as we come together to help Megan and her family during this unimaginable time.  

 Friends of Pete

  • Brian Maloney 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 7 mos
  • Mack Jenkins 
    • $183 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 7 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

James M 
San Diego, CA
Megan Mazza 
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