Gina Marie (Cuzzone) Kaufman

  • Born: December 15, 1966
  • Died: February 17, 2020
  • Location: Gilbert, Arizona

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Gina by adding your memories and photos.

Gina Marie (Cuzzone) Kaufman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to many passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020, at the age of 53.

Gina was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, and grew up in Richmond, Virginia, where she met her soulmate and husband, Clay Kaufman. A short time later, they said "I do" on a Colorado mountain top. They spent the next three decades raising their children, working together, creating family traditions, living all over the country, and traveling the world. Until her health declined, Gina lived like most people only dream. With an infectious laugh, she created family traditions, spur-of-the-moment excitement, fireside conversations with family and friends, game nights, and weekend getaways riding quads through the desert. Family time filled every weekend. Gina was known for her epic children's birthday parties and unforgettable adult ones. Raising two extraordinary children was her greatest pride. Gina was also a modern renaissance woman: businesswoman, dog whisperer, master crafter, chef, baker, mechanic, and family tax preparer. Gina never met a problem she couldn't master before lunchtime.

Gina will be remembered by her husband and best friend Clay Kaufman of Gilbert, Arizona; their children, Zackary "Zak" Kaufman and Christina "Nina" Kaufman; her mother Patricia Izzo; her brother and sister Nick Izzo, III and Beth Cuzzone; her father, Nick Izzo, Jr.; her nieces Kenna O'Donnell and Kayden Izzo; and her in-laws Dan and Micki Kaufman. Predeceasing Gina is Paul K. Cuzzone and her grandparents, Fredrick "Papa" and Helen "Gram" Corbett, whom she adored. Gina will also be remembered by her extended family and dear friends.

A Celebration of Life will take place at Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park Street, Stoughton, Massachusetts, on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The family asks to please consider in lieu of flowers, donating in Gina's memory to the Cancer Research Institute, Web Donation, 29 Broadway, Floor 4, New York, NY 10006-3111.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Very sorry to hear of her passing...I went to high school w/ Gina and remember her as a very vivacious and fun gal...sending peace and comfort to her family and friends...

Shelly Carel

Posted by Michelle Carel - Richmond, VA, VA - Acquaintance   February 19, 2020

We are so very sad for Gina's passingOur deepest and sincerest sympathy to all of you. We are thinking of you folks during this difficult times.
With Love, Kevin,Danielle and Amanda

Posted by Kevin Doherty - Stoughton, MA - Friend   February 19, 2020

After meeting Gina just a couple of times, she was someone who always left lasting memories with me as being kind, generous and the life of the party. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing and feel honored to have known her and her family and to have been able to create the memories I did.

Posted by Bethany DuVall - Flagstaff, AZ - Family Friend   February 19, 2020


Clay, Zach, Nina, Auntie Pat, Beth & Nicky - I am so very sorry.
We called each other cousins which by blood we were not but we were more than family friends so that didn't work either. Beth and I were the annoying little sisters while Gina and Zina were the cool big sisters. To me, Gina was a goddess with the way she carried herself, her inner light, her storytelling and yes for the physical beauty that she was and will always be.
All I ever wanted to do since I was a little girl was move to Hollywood and work in "Hollywood". By 1991 that had not happened. I felt lost and defeated. Gina and I were talking and she said, "Sherry, Pick a date, rent the Uhaul and don't change it. For anyone or anything." That simple piece of advice meant so much more on a much deeper level. I set the date. June 22nd 1992. And here I sit, typing this from my office in Los Angeles while living my dream. Thank you for all you gave to every person who had the privilege of knowing you. I love you Gina. I'll be looking out for signs....

Posted by Sherry Thomas Lane - Sherman Oaks, CA - Family   February 18, 2020

May memories of the love and joy your family shared ease your heart break and help to celebrate her life. You have an angel with a wild sense of humor and the biggest heart ever to watch over all of you. My prayers are with your family.

Posted by Lynn Cummins - Goodyear, AZ - Friend   February 18, 2020

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