SOUTHINGTON - Joseph A. Giammatteo, 84, of Marion passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday May 4, 2013, at his home. He had been the loving husband of Teresa (Ciotti) Giammatteo for 60 years.
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Joseph was born June 15, 1928, in Southington. He was the youngest of eight children, born to the late Joseph and Lucy (Feola) Giammatteo. As a lifelong Southington resident, Joseph owned and operated Southington Oil Company with his brothers and sisters from the 1950s until his retirement in 1993. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
In addition to his wife Teresa, he is survived by three sons, Paul and wife, Martha, of Southbury, John and wife, Katey, of Middlefield, and Thomas and wife, Sharon, of Bloomfield. He is survived by seven grandchildren, Anne Giammatteo Whitfield and husband, Sean, of Alexandria, Va., John Harland Giammatteo, of Southbury, Hope Giammatteo and Eric Giammatteo, both of Middlefield, Nim Weiselfish and wife, Jen, of Hong Kong, Ayelet Connell-Giammatteo and husband, Matthew, of Bloomfield, and Amir Horowitz and wife, Andrea, of Palo Alto, Calif.; and six great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his brother, Carmen Giammatteo and his sister, Hope Coletto, both of Southington; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Nicholas, Marco, Rocco and Domenic Giammatteo; and sisters, Henrietta Sgrillo and Sabina Zaino, formerly all of Southington.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St., Plantsville. The family will receive family and friends before the Mass from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. The family requests no flowers. Donations in Joseph's memory may be made to the Southington Care Patient Activity Fund, 45 Meriden Ave. Southington, CT 06489. For online condolences, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com
Plantsville Funeral Home
975 South Main Street
Plantsville, CT 06479
Published in The Record-Journal on May 9, 2013