Selectmen pick 33-year-old as new manager

23sonorwood - Norwood General Manager John J. Carroll. (Handout)
Norwood General Manager John Carroll is retiring in December.

Tony Mazzucco, town administrator in Adams, was chosen unanimously by Norwood selectmen at their Nov. 7 meeting to succeed General Manager John Carroll, who will retire next month after 39 years, a few months shy of his 90th birthday.

Mazzucco, in a phone interview Tuesday, joked that his soon-to-be predecessor has been on the job longer than he’s been alive. The 33-year-old said he is wrapping up in Adams and expects to be on the job in Norwood by Dec. 18.

He said he had a chance to meet with Carroll, who showed him around town.


Mazzucco grew up in Randolph and said he feels like he is coming home in taking the Norwood position. He graduated from Bridgewater State University with a master’s degree in public administration in 2011 and worked in Vermont and Maine before taking the job in the Berkshires nearly three years ago.

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He said he already signed a lease on an apartment in Norwood and hopes to serve the town for a long time, though doesn’t know if he will be able to match Carroll’s tenure.

“It’s legendary,” he said.

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