Norwich - Matteo "Matt" Joseph Scalaro, 85, of Norwich, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
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He was born on Oct. 15, 1928, in Norwich, the son of the late Matteo and Sarah (Sammatero) Scalaro Sr. Matt served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1948. He was united in marriage to Prudence (Morosini) on Feb. 3, 1950 at St. Mary Church in Greenville. Matt was employed by the U.S. Civil Service, working at the commissary as a meat cutter at the U.S. Submarine Base in Groton as well as Shop Rite Supermarket.
He was a communicant of SS. Peter & Paul Church where he served as an usher. Matt was a member of the Norwich Elks, VFW Post 104 in Taftville and was an avid New York Yankees fan. He was an active member of the United Italian Society of Norwich.
Besides his beloved wife of 63 years, he is survived by five children and their spouses, Janice Czikowsky of Norwich, Beverly and Joseph Razzano of Chantilly, Va., Peter and Donna Scalaro of Berlin, Mary Ann and Stephen Cornell of Brimfield, Mass. and Matthew and Jennifer Scalaro of Bernardsville, N.J. He is also survived by a brother, Antonio Scolaro and his wife, Tina, of Norwich. Additionally, Matt is survived by 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Joseph, Epifiano and Gustavo Scalaro; and three sisters, Irene Jarry, Mary Batten and Nellie MacDonald; and two grandchildren.
His family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave., Norwich. The funeral will assemble at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at Labenski Funeral Home and proceed to a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Church, 181 Elizabeth St., Norwich. Interment will be at a later date.
Matt was a strong supporter of Catholic education, therefore in lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Community Foundation of Greater New Britain for the Matteo J. Scalaro Fund for Catholic Education. Donations may be mailed to 74A Vine St., New Britain, CT 06052.
Labenski Funeral Home
107 Boswell Avenue Norwich, CT 06360
Published in The Day on June 5, 2014