Gisella Maria Mattessich

gisella mattessich

April 8, 1931 ~ December 2, 2023

Mattessich, Gisella, nee: Bussani age 92, of Fort Lee, on Saturday December 2, 2023. She was born April 8, 1931 in Sansego, Italy to the Late Nicolo and Maria (nee: Piccinich) Bussanich. She emigrated to the Unites States in 1951 coming to Lyndhurst before settling in Fort Lee. She was a homemaker. Beloved wife of the Late Marco Mattessich. Loving mother to Ornella Mattessich and John Mattessich and his wife Amy. Cherished grandmother to John, Olivia, Luke and Grace. Devoted sister to Angela, Giuliana, Rachele, and Mario. She is predeceased by her sister Maria Silvana and her brothers Giovanni and Guido.

The family will receive their friends on Friday from 5-8pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Saturday at 10 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in Main Madonna RC Church at 10:30 AM. If so desired, memorials are encouraged to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Parkinson's Disease Association, or The St. Anthony of Padua Association. For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100


Funeral Mass: December 9, 2023 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Main Madonna R.C Church
340 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visiting: December 8, 2023 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Entombment: December 9, 2023 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. A beautiful woman who was alway nice to the neighborhood boys running around. I am happy that she is reunited with Mr.M (another great guy!)

  2. I met Gisella when she first arrived in the United States and went to live with her uncle and his family who were close friends of my parents . All of us children loved her because she was so kind, thoughtful and had such a sweet smile. My parents and I attended her wedding. She was absolutely beautiful. She stayed beautiful inside and out her whole life.
    My deepest condolences to the entire family.

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