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John Michael Mattera

John Michael Mattera was born March 11, 1958 and found peace on the morning of May 6, 2012, surrounded by his loving family and friends. John is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Tina; his children, Christine and John; his dog, "Ace"; his father, Bernard Mattera (Millie); brother, Tony Mattera; sisters, Debbie Vuoso (Marco) and Donna VanDanDries (Mike); mother-in-law, Maria De Luca; sister-in-law, Carmela Colonna (Isidoro); brother-in-law, Mike De Luca (Lynn) and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and lifelong friends. John was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley A. Mattera, niece, Marissa Vuoso and father-in-law, Raffaele De Luca. John had a strong love and dedication not only for his family, but also as a commercial fisherman. For 35 plus years, John worked on the sea, always looking for the perfect school of fish to set his net on. He owned and operated the fishing vessel, Pioneer, alongside his father. He then later worked as a light boat captain on the Little Viking. John also loved to cook for his family and celebrated every Christmas Eve with traditional Italian seafood dinner. He enjoyed playing cards, having get-togethers with his very dear friends and just simply loved being at home with his wife and kids. The Mattera family would like to thank the doctors and medical team at Kaiser Permanente, Harbor City for their endless support and compassion towards John and his family. A funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, May 11, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Church. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits and share memories at www.mcnerneysmortuary.com.


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Published in Daily Breeze from May 9 to May 10, 2012
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