DeMatteo, John P. ROTTERDAM John P. DeMatteo, 82, of Floral Avenue, passed away peacefully at Ellis Hospital on December 10, 2011, after a long illness with his beloved family at his side. Born in Schen-ectady on January 15, 1929, he was a son of the late Evan and Mary Navarette DeMatteo. John served in the Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star three times and other numerous ribbons and accommodations. For more than 34 years he was employed as the maintenance super-intendant at Albany Law School. He became beloved "Dad" to his crew members throughout the years. The gymnasium that bears his name was dedicated to him in 1989. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. John is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Bernadine Mauro DeMatteo whom he married on January 29, 1955; his sons, Evan (wife June) and John DeMatteo Jr.; his grandchildren, Nicholas P, John J. DeMatteo, Jake Sim (fiancee Jeongah) and "granddog" Ricky, all of Schenectady. He is also survived by his siblings, Joseph DeMatteo, Frances LaGreca, Mary (Everett) Tate and Angeline Bray all of Schenectady. John was also survived by sisters-in-law, Dolores Ridley of Fayetteville, N.Y. and Dorothy Mauro of Schenectady; brother-in-law, Nicholas Mauro Jr. of Kingston, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Viola DeMatteo and brothers-in-law, Chester Mauro Sr., David Ridley and Richard Bray. Family and friends are invited to call at the DeMarco Stone Funeral Home Inc., 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will begin on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 8:15 a.m. Immediately following a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m., at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Schenectady. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens, Colonie. Memorial donations may be made in John's memory to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church or to the Albany Law School, Albany, N.Y. The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to Dr. H. Schlossberg, Dr. B. Navarro, Dr. S. Khan, Dr. A .Vakiner, the Rev. Robert Hohenstein, the Community Hospice of Schenectady and the Nursing Staff of Units C4 and A6 at Ellis Hospital.
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Published in Albany Times Union from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2011