Georgina Mateka
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Georgina C. Mateka
Georgina C. Mateka, age 96, wife of the late SMG John J. Mateka, died Friday, April 28, 2017 at The Carolton in Fairfield. She was born in New York, NY and has lived in Fairfield since 1964. Georgina taught 4th grade in the Fairfield Public School System from 1964 until 1988. She was a member of the Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association, the NEA (National Education Association) and the American Legion Auxiliary of George A. Smith Post 74 in Fairfield. She had a special fondness for cats, and will be remembered dearly as having been a loving wife and mother. Georgina is survived by her sons, John C, Mateka of Fairfield and Michael F.X. Mateka of Bridgeport. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Thursday at 9 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield. Burial will be in Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly, NJ. Arrangements are in the care of the FAIRFIELD FUNERAL HOME OF EDMUND W. DOUGIELLO, 36 South Pine Creek Road.

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Published in Connecticut Post on May 1, 2017.
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May 3, 2017
Georgina and I started our Fairfield Public Schools careers in 1964 but Georgina persisted in that endeavor longer than I. She is one of those who have made our schools the quality schools that they are. I thank her for that and offer my condolences to her family.
Joseph Zapytowski
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