Jose A. Di Matteo

jose di matteo

April 28, 1933 ~ June 18, 2023

Di Matteo, Jose, A., age 90, of Fort Lee, passed away on Sunday June 18, 2023. He was born on April 28, 1933, in Altavilla Milicia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy to the late Vincenzo and Maria Stella (nee: Aiello) Di Matteo. Beloved husband to the Late Dina (nee: Perrone) Di Matteo. Loving father to Sylvia Tommas, Daniel and Anselmo (Nidia) Di Matteo. Cherished grandfather to Daniel Anselmo, Daniel Jorge, Michael Tommas and Luca Di Matteo. Loving Brother to Salvatore and Mariela. He is predeceased by his sister Domenica and his brothers Angelo, Gino, and Calogero. Pino left Sicily in 1952, and on the way to the port of Genova, an a train stop in Napoli, met the love of his life Dina from Calabria. They were to embark on a ship taking them to a new life in Argentina. He worked as a pressman in the printing division of the federal police of Buenos Aires. In 1973 Pino moved the family to New Jersey. He worked in the gear manufacturing industry specializing/refining gears for the Department of Defense. He retired working for the borough of Fort Lee school district (School 4)….where he had to endure the weather elements and strenuous walk of 50 yards from the house.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday June 21, from 3-5 & 7-9pm at the Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library. The funeral will leave at 10:30am on Thursday June 22 for a Funeral Mass at the Historic Madonna Church at 11am. For condolences, directions, or information 201-944-0100 or


Mass: June 22, 2023 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: June 21, 2023 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: June 21, 2023 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frank Patti And Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: June 22, 2023 11:45 am

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. I don’t know what to say other thank you for being my Father…I will miss your presence and voice every second for the rest of my life, and never forget the ton of video calls. You’ve been struggling, coping with Mama Dina’s passing six months ago, but was strong enough to wait until all of our birthdays had passed before deciding to leave us on Father’s Day.
    You were the other half of the rock of our Famiglia.
    Now you can get the peaceful rest you deserve next to our beloved Mamma Dina.
    Heaven has truly gained an Engineer and will be engaging you every time they need to fix stuff or brainstorm to make things better for everyone.
    Ci vediamo nel futuro Papa!

  2. I only met your father once while we all were flying together. I to Rio, you and your dad to Buenos Aires. He was so funny with a great sense of humor and a perpetual smile. He was, indeed, a true gentleman, an awesome father, husband, and every other relationship you can connect him to. His immense love for your mother propelled his departure from this earth. Because it was unbearable for him to be here without his true love. His struggles of emptiness and tsunami of grief left by your mother; was substantial enough for him to pray to the Lord for one last wish. To be with his soulmate in the hereafter. What a love story, Danny! While we cannot take your pain away, his life is worth celebrating . Now, he is up in the heavens keeping a watch on you all and letting everyone know that he has reached the promised land.

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