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John Mattera
Born in San Pedro, CA on March 23, 1942 to parents Giorgio and Assunta (di Meglio) Mattera, Giovanni Mattera soon came to be known as John. He was a 1960 graduate of San Pedro High School where he excelled in football. John retired as a marine clerk from ILWU PMA Local 63. On December 25, 2011, with his devoted wife Amanda Broderick at his bedside, John passed peacefully from her loving embrace into God's loving arms. John leaves behind his beloved grandsons, Ford Michael and Wade Paul Mattera; son John Michael (Shannon); daughter, Michelle Mattera (Sean Millis); stepsons, Adam and Matthew; niece, Susan Mattera, for whom he was especially grateful; and a large extended family. He was predeceased by his brother, Vince Mattera, in July of this year. Services will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church in San Pedro on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 10:30 am with entombment to immediately follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or The . Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.

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Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 30, 2011
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