James Mattioli
Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home
315 Monroe Turnpike
Monroe, CT
Mattioli, James R.
"Our Beloved Prince"
James Radley Mattioli, age 6 ¾, fondly called 'J' passed away on December 14, 2012 in his classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School. An energetic, loving friend to all, James loved baseball, basketball, swimming, arm wrestling and playing games on the iPad (especially the lawn mowing game). He loved to wear shorts and t-shirts in any weather, and grab the gel to spike his hair. He would often sing at the top of his lungs and once asked, "How old do I have to be to sing on a stage?" James loved to dive off the diving board at the Treadwell Pool, swim like a fish in both of his grandparents' pools and ride his bike, proudly without training wheels. He often said, "I need to go outside Mom, I need fresh air." He loved and admired his big sister and wanted to do everything that she could do. They were the best of friends, going to school together, playing games together, and making endless drawings and crafts together. James was working very hard to advance his reading in 1st Grade and his sister Anna was his endless partner in supporting this effort and challenging him to read more and more difficult words. James was born 4 weeks early at Bridgeport Hospital. It was an ongoing quip that James came into the world early because he was hungry. He loved hamburgers with ketchup, his Dad's egg omelets with bacon, and his Mom's french toast. He often asked to stop at Subway for dinner for a ham sandwich, and wanted to know how old he needed to be to order a 'footlong' sandwich. James was an early-riser, always the first to wake the family up, ready to start the day and get dressed. He loved to 'cuddle' on the couch at the end of the day with his Mom grabbing his pillow and brown fleece blanket. He adored spending time with his Dad doing yard work, walking at Fairfield Hills and watching him grill burgers on the deck. If Dad was outside, James wanted to be right there with him. Their love of one another was one of a kind and James was his Dad's mini look-a-like.James was especially thoughtful and considerate, always the first to welcome guests at the backdoor with a hug and hiscontagious smile. Recently he chose to forgo a gift for himself, and decided to use that money to purchase a mug for his Grandfather for Christmas instead. James loved all teachers and staff at Trinity Day School and Sandy Hook Elementary School and found special joy in math and recess. He was a 'numbers' guy, coming up with insights beyond his years to explain the relationship between numbers and unique ways of figuring out the answer when adding or subtracting. He loved the concept of 'googleplex' which he learned from his good friend Christopher. He spent endless hours playing hockey with his best bud and cousin, George.James will be incredibly missed by all who loved him: his Mom and Dad, Mark and Cindy, his beloved sister Anna, grandparents Jack and Kathy Radley of Sherrill, NY, John and Angelina Mattioli of Stamford, CT, aunts and uncles, Mark and Lynn (Mattioli) Forrest of Stamford, CT, Raymond and Susan (Mattioli) Higgins of Mahopac, NY, Laurie (Doyle) Mattioli of Arlington, MA, Trevor and Stephanie (Radley) Bonat of Concord, NH, Nicholas and Melissa (Radley) Guarracino of Oxford, CT, Marybeth Radley of Washington, DC, Marcus Radley of Hartford, CT and cousins Lexi, Dana, Chelsea, Angelina, Juliana, Sophia, Lucy, George, Jane, Charlotte and Stryker. James is predeceased by his beloved uncle, John R. Mattioli Jr. The Mattioli family will receive friends at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home in Monroe, CT on Monday, December 17th between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, CT at 10am on Tuesday, December 18th with burial to follow at St. John's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Darien, CT. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in James' memory to the James R. Mattioli Memorial Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.To leave an online condolence please visit www.spadaccinofuneralhome.com. We wish to extend our love and heartfelt sympathy to all of the families affected by this tragedy.

Published by Danbury News Times & Connecticut Post on Dec. 17, 2012.
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James & Family

James as you walk with the angels May You Surround Your Family With Your Rays Of Sunshine.

Thinking of You

Heavenly Hugs
A Mom Of.An Angel Cam
December 17, 2020
My condolences To the family i cant express the way i fell towards this situation
damian frazier
March 21, 2020
Can't believe an NBA legend lost his life yesterday. I guess you can play hoops with him, buddy.
January 27, 2020
Hi James,
You could have turned 14 this year. And I shall keep you in my thoughts...
January 6, 2020
Approaching another Christmas without you, buddy :(
November 24, 2019
Hi again,
I had no idea you were into hockey! I'm sure you continued to play the game with the Humboldt Broncos players who left us over a year ago.
October 2, 2019
I never knew you but you look so much like my son. My heart bleeds still for your family. I have posted a few times before. I wanted to say I haven't forgotten your sweet smile.
May 30, 2019
James Mattioli Family,
Love and peace for you and your adorable angel watching over you.
James is a treasure who's ever with you.
Love from Santa Fe, NM
Corey Kruse
May 28, 2019
Its so hard to believe youre gone. Surely your mom and dad would echo that sentiment. Hope youre enjoying eternal bliss in heavenly sanctuary, my friend. Maybe well see eachother there.
May 25, 2019
June 17, 2018
I think of you so often. I cannot imagine what your family must go through. Prayers as always from Georgia.
March 23, 2018
March 21, 2018
March 13, 2018
Remembering the wonderful boy James and his family on this day and hoping you take joy and comfort from his memory.
Evan R
December 19, 2017
December 6, 2017
I am always thinking of you James..You have touched my heart ..May God keep you happy in his gardens 4 ever...
Sara a
November 11, 2017
May God bless you, sweet angel, and your precious family as well.
Toni Marks
November 9, 2017
November 8, 2017
August 22, 2017
Thinking of you always James
janie velasquez
July 4, 2017
RIP James,

Our family thinks of you often.
We send light to your family.
Marc Wong
June 22, 2017
R.I.P.James, and God bless your family.
Carole Ann Davis
June 21, 2017
Valenda Newell
June 20, 2017
James may you rest in gods loving arms forever.
May 1, 2017
I thank you, I love you and your family

April 15, 2017
Pam Mattioli
April 13, 2017
happy easter J,love you
April 12, 2017
Remebering you always !!!
March 23, 2017
Happy Belated birthday! I know you are having a blast in heaven with your friends..You are thought about often and are missed everyday..FAYE
March 23, 2017
Happy Birthday sweet boy! Tears are flowing looking thru the pictures and thinking that you should be her celebrating. Just so wrong...I think of you and your family often
March 22, 2017
happy b day James
william Lasater
March 22, 2017
happy birthday james,love you
March 21, 2017
merry xmass
james havens
December 16, 2016
Still remember that horrific day like it was yesterday.. When I see your picture I can't help but cry. Hugs and prayers to your family and all the families that lost their little angels that day.
December 14, 2016
Dearest James,

Tomorrow marks 4 years since you left this world. It still brings tears to my eyes to think about it. Sending you kisses and hugs.
Rita McFarland
December 13, 2016
love you jimmy
james havens
November 9, 2016
will be thinking of you james ,love jimmy
jimmy havens
October 18, 2016
R.I.P. James Mattioli, and God bless your family.
Carole Ann Davis
August 7, 2016
Sending you xoxox in Heaven!
Pam Mattioli Sandels
August 6, 2016
I still think of you and your sweet face. I haven't forgotten you or your family. Peace to them.
August 5, 2016
james ice cream for you ,from my heart to yours ,love always jimmy
jimmy havens
August 3, 2016
I still think about you and your family as well--wishing them the very best and happiness in life. Memories of you are sure to bring peace into their hearts.
lian Rosenberg
July 9, 2016
james we all love and miss you ,jimmy
July 8, 2016
james you are always on my mind ,love jimmy
June 7, 2016
thinking of you J,LOVE JIMMY
May 26, 2016
love jimmy
April 12, 2016
James, as I look once again at your photo I can't help but wonder what you would be like today. I am sure you are much loved and much missed by your family.
Rita McFarland
March 28, 2016
love jimmy
March 24, 2016
Thinking of your family on your birthday...I still get so sad when I think of that horrible day and looking at pictures of you thru this site. Happy 10th Birthday little angel
March 23, 2016
happy birthday to you J,love you jimmy
March 22, 2016
hey james happy valentines day love jimmy
February 9, 2016
hey J always thinking of you ,love jimmy
January 18, 2016
wishing james and his family a merry xmas ,love jimmy
December 17, 2015
My heart still aches when I think of James and his schoolmates and teachers. R.I.P. God bless you and your family.
Judy Ortega
December 16, 2015
My heart will forever ache for this angel. I think of him often. Love and peace little man. You are loved by so many
Jessica Bell
December 15, 2015
Its been 3 years since that horrible day. I will always remember your sweet face and think of your family often. God Bless you and the other angels in heaven
December 15, 2015
I will always remember you and your schoolmates and teachers. Rest in peace.
Julie Boni
December 15, 2015
R.I.P. James, and may God bless your family.
Carole Ann Davis
December 14, 2015
Will always keep you and your family in my prayers James.... God Bless Angel
A Pierce
December 14, 2015
Thinking of you sweetheart and knowing you are happy and healthy in heaven.
December 14, 2015
December 13, 2015
love you jimmy
November 19, 2015
A light shining down.
October 20, 2015
I know you are so loved by God and happy in heaven. We are in pain and your mom and dad miss you, but they may comfort that you are finally home and happy.
October 16, 2015
Always thinking about you and all your friends and teachers. Keep watching over your family on high James..
Jeri Lange
October 16, 2015
Thinking of You
October 15, 2015
hey J happy halloween , love you jimmy
October 14, 2015
I will always remember your precious smiling face. xoxox
We're praying your family has found some comfort and peace.
Pam Mattioli Sandels
September 10, 2015
hey j thinking of you ,love jimmy
September 9, 2015
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful child. Keeping your family in prayer.
July 29, 2015
I think about all of you daily.. You are so missed and I keep you and your family close to my heart.
Jeri Lange Dunn
July 24, 2015
a candle for james
July 23, 2015
God Bless
Colleen Davis
June 19, 2015
I still remember, I will never forget your angelic face!
June 18, 2015
hey J wishing your dad a happy fathers day ,love jimmy
June 16, 2015
R.I.P. James, may God bless your family.
Carole Ann Davis
May 18, 2015
Always Always in my heart James.. You are a beautiful angel.
Earline P
May 7, 2015
Thinking of my favorite angel and his family this spring. Many blessings to you and yours~
Corey Kruse
May 7, 2015
james happy mothers day to your mom
May 6, 2015
happy easter j,love jimmy
April 1, 2015
Wishing you a happy belated birthday James. Love to you and your family.
March 27, 2015
Still thinking about you little man. My 6yo son and I ate at subway today in memory of you.
March 24, 2015
Happy Birthday James. May you celebrate with the Lord and all the other angels in heaven.
March 23, 2015
Happy d bay James we all miss u : )
william Lasater
March 22, 2015
Thinking about you today and all the other Angels that went with you. Hope heaven is everything you ever dreamed of. Im sure your family misses you so much, but they'll see you again!
March 22, 2015
HB James. I hope to meet you someday in Heaven. My best wishes to your family always. Love, Conrad
March 22, 2015
Happy Birthday James, the world will miss you. Much Love, Rita
March 22, 2015
Today you would have been 9 years. Happy birthday in heaven beautiful ange. R.i.P
Patricia Hernandez
March 22, 2015
Happy Birthday in Heaven......Love to you, your family and friends. Sincerely, Frances C. Uva
Frances C. Uva
March 22, 2015
R.I.P. James, and may God bless your family.
Carole Ann Davis
March 21, 2015
james mattioli happy birthday this sunday ,be thinking of you ,love jimmy
March 20, 2015
hey J happy valentines day ,love jimmy
February 11, 2015
hey J thinking of you love jimmy
January 21, 2015
James will live in my heart forever. The world misses him and the children. We will see him again in heaven.
Arlene P
January 12, 2015
I love you, James. Peace and love to the Mattioli family. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.
Michelle Marks
December 21, 2014
You are never forgotten and always in our hearts sweet little boy. I hope I will have the pleasure to meet you when our lord calls me home. Prayers to the Mattiolis.
Marie Demaria
December 20, 2014
Thinking of you and your family little James. Keep watching over everybody baby boy!
Crystal Carey
December 20, 2014
Always remembered fondly each and everyday. Love to family.
Samantha D
December 17, 2014
I can't believe it's going on 2 years that you were all taken from your families and community. Always in my heart..
Marjorie Dunn
December 15, 2014
still remembered with a heavy heart
dave s
December 15, 2014
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