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LaMATTINA, Dolores (DeRuosi) Lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on February 10th at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore LaMattina. Devoted mother of Salvatore LaMattina and his wife Lisa of East Boston, Robert LaMattina of New Hampshire, David LaMattina of New Hampshire and John LaMattina of East Boston. Dear sister of Mary Roach and the late Sue DiRosa and Joseph, Angelo, Richard, David, Salvatore, Anthony, Peter and Sylvester DeRuosi. Cherished grandmother of Robert, Lauren, Liana, Domenic, Bella and Maximo. Adored great-grandmother of Reggen. Family and friends will honor Dolores' life by gathering at Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston (TODAY) Thursday, February 18th at 10:00AM for a Funeral Mass in celebration of Dolores' life. Services will conclude with Dolores being laid to rest with her husband at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. Dolores was a longtime employee of the City of Boston, working the front desks of the Paris Street Gym and Pool for many years. She was adored by members and staff for her warmth, humor, and generosity. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and brought them together for Sunday dinner at her home every week. She was so proud of "her boys," and she shared that same pride with her grandchildren. She will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salesian Boys and Girls Club, 150 Byron Street, East Boston, MA 02128 or the East Boston Social Center, 68 Central Square, East Boston, MA 02128. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit 617-569-0990

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Published in Boston Globe from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2021.
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February 17, 2021
Bobby, I wouldn't expect you to remember me after all these years, but we knew each other from the karate circuit. How times flies. I'm so sorry about the loss of your mom, and I wish the Lamattina family peace.
Jan Moore-Oleson
February 17, 2021
Bobby, I don't expect you to remember me after all these years, but we knew each other on the karate circuit. Time flies. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom, and I wish the Lamattina family peace.
Jan Moore-Oleson
February 17, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

The Partee Family
Timothy Partee
February 16, 2021
We shared a lot of fun while working at Paris St. Bath House as Dolores and I would refer to it. She would say "hey Fran that´s what it was! When you were a kid, girls could only take a shower on Monday´s and Thursday´s." But we had the best times there every Holiday, the kids and neighbors got free Hoodsies, and donuts.!" There were games and prizes". Dolores and I shared real memories of days gone by. But her smile never did. God bless you, your a new star in our heaven above, Love Fran
Fran Ippolito Riley
February 15, 2021
My heart goes out to the LaMattina family circle. Dolores, as the matriarch, brought up a close-knit, loving and spirited family! She will be missed. My thoughts are with you all during this sad and challenging time. May she rest in peace with those who have gone ahead.
Kristen Henderson
February 14, 2021
My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the LaMattina Brothers and family. I´m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember all the good times we shared growing up together and the fun we had with your mom. May God bless you all through this sad and difficult time and may God rest your moms soul. Rest In Peace Dolores. I love you all.
Maureen (Cerulli) Damigella
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