BWH and the Department of Radiology mourn the loss of Anne Mazzella, a radiologic technologist, who died earlier this year. She was 58.
Ms. Mazzella, of Somerville, worked at BWH for more than 15 years, most recently in outpatient Radiology at 850 Boylston St. She received her associate degree in radiologic technology and worked at the former Harvard Community Health Plan prior to joining BWH. Colleagues said she always had a smile on her face.
“Anne put others first,” said Sandy McNamara, a fellow radiology technologist at 850 Boylston, who was friends with Ms. Mazzella for more than 20 years. “She had a big heart and would do anything for anyone.”
Ms. Mazzella’s supervisor, Keri-Leigh Doiron, chief Radiology technologist at 850 Boylston, says she will remember Ms. Mazzella as a hard-working, dedicated employee who always went the extra mile when caring for her patients.
“She would offer a blanket if a patient was cold or walk patients over to another service within the department if they needed directions,” Doiron said. “These small gestures meant a lot to our patients.”
Maryjane Devine also worked with Ms. Mazzella and described her as an exceptional technologist who mentored many peers. “We were all very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her,” said Devine.
“My sister was always about helping our family and others,” said brother Mark Mazzella. “Even when she was ill, she was thinking about what everyone else was going through. I will always use her as the example as to how to live life.”
In addition to her brother, Ms. Mazzella is survived by many extended family members and friends.