Services:

All services will be private.

Contributions:

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to any of the following organizations that support our Armed Forces: Building Homes for Heroes, the USO, and the Employer Services for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). He also was strongly committed to FoodShare, and their valuable work.

Matteo Julius DiGiacomo


October 30, 1922 - November 11, 2012

Matteo (Matt) DiGiacomo, 90 years young, passed peacefully on November 11th. It was fitting that a World War II Veteran so very proud of his service as a medical officer chose this day to leave his family. One of his proudest moments was to witness his grandson’s entry into the Marine Corps.

Matt spent most of his 90 years in Norwalk, Connecticut. As a young boy he caddied at Longshore Country Club in Westport. He walked or biked the round-trip of 12 miles from his home in South Norwalk to his caddy assignments. His fondest memories were of family get-togethers in Fairfield for picnics or holidays. For most of his career, he was employed as an auto body worker. Like any craftsman, he took pride in his work and the manner in which he could make a damaged car look better than new!

After the death of his wife, Rose, Matt moved to Newington, CT, where he spent 9 happy years in the home he so enjoyed. He had never lived in a ranch house, and had the largest home and yard that he had ever owned in his entire life! His great love was being outdoors, working in his yard. He was never afraid of hard work, and would look for any opportunity to work outdoors in any weather.

When he was no longer able to care for himself, he moved into his daughter’s home in Berlin, CT; so he would be cared for as his health declined.

Matt is survived by his daughter, Diane; son-in-law Stephen, and grandson Matthew.

All services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to any of the following organizations that support our Armed Forces: Building Homes for Heroes, the USO, and the Employer Services for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). He also was strongly committed to FoodShare, and their valuable work.

  1. Diane,

    What a wonderful job you did caring for your dad. I’m certain that he appreciated all of your efforts, even if he didn’t have a chance to tell you. Your positive attitude when coming to work, despite the demands of caring for your dad is admirable. Your dad is in peace. I hope your fond memories of good times prove to be a source of comfort for you and your family. You are in my prayers. Michelle B.

    November 13, 2012
    Michelle Burroughs -
  • I am so sorry for your loss, Diane…
    I still remember when it happened to my Dad in 2010…
    I kept telling myself that it was better for him to have gone quickly without his quality of life being even lesser otherwise…
    Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Tony

    November 13, 2012
    Tony Carson -
  • Dear Diane,
    I am very sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts. I enjoyed so much talking to you Diane and admired your strength, spirit and enthusiasm. Please know that I am here for you.
    Much love,
    Grace

    November 14, 2012
    Grace Futoma -
  • Diane,

    Both Joy and I were so saddened to learn of the loss of your dad. He was just a wonderful man. I’ll never forget how much his visits meant to my mom. Please know that you’re in our thoughts during this difficult time.

    Jo-Anne Silva and Joy Iodice

    November 14, 2012
    Jo-Anne Silva -
  • Dear Diane,

    I’m Florrie’s cousin Rita and remember your dad well. Please accept my sincere sympathy on his passing.

    Rita Bailie

    November 14, 2012
    Rita Bailie -
  • Dianne, I am really sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

    November 14, 2012
    Salah Swaidan -
  • Hello Diane, I am deeply saddened to learn of your father’s passing, please take comfort in knowing that you and your family will be in my prayer, remember to cherish the memories you had and keep them close to your heart. See you soon.

    November 14, 2012
    Clyde Joseph -
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