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Aycock Funeral Home & Hillcrest Memorial Gardens

6026 North Us Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL

OBITUARY

Judith Lillian DiMatteo

November 8, 1941November 3, 2019
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It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Judith Lillian DiMatteo, our loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

Judith was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and was educated in the NYC school system. She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Hawkey (David Hawkey) and Jennifer DiMatteo-Bennett (Frank Bennett), and her son, Leonard DiMatteo; her four grandchildren, Trevor Cordeiro, Jada Cordeiro, Tyra DiMatteo, and Jordan Bennett; her three siblings, Frank Morales, Isabel Rodriguez, and Elmer Morales; and her beloved feline companion, Peanut. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank DiMatteo; her parents, Sixto and Isabel Morales; and three siblings, Tony Morales, Norma Casanova, and Sixto Morales. As an adult, Judith was a secretary for a stock brokerage in Manhattan where she met her loving, soon-to-be husband, Frank. The two moved to Staten Island, New York and started their family. Judith was a dedicated mother and, first and foremost, she treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. Her love of family was beyond reproach. She especially embraced her role as Nana. She had a vivacious personality and always made people laugh with the things she said and did. Judith had a way about her that with just a mere look, she could instill fear in her children, yet with that same look show you she loved them.

For most of her life, Judith was deathly afraid of cats. After the sneaky coaxing of her children, the first of three separate kittens was allowed to stay. Peanut, the third of her three babies, had Judith’s full attention and her lap was never empty.

Our loving mom, grandmother, sister, and friend is now at peace with all her loved ones that have passed before her, and her beloved cat Peanut will live out her days with Judith’s daughter.

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a celebration of life service beginning at noon followed by interment. All services will be held at Aycock Funeral Home & Hillcrest Memorial Gardens located at 6026 N US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34946.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycock-hillcrest.com for the DiMatteo family.

  • FAMILY

  • Frank Santo DiMatteo, Husband (deceased)
  • Mrs Isabel Morales, Mother (deceased)
  • Sixto Morales, Father (deceased)
  • Patricia Hawkey (David Hawkey), Daughter
  • Jennifer DiMatteo-Bennett (Frank Bennett), Daughter
  • Leonard DiMatteo, Son
  • Trevor Cordeiro, Grandchild
  • Jada Cordeiro, Grandchild
  • Tyra DiMatteo, Grandchild
  • Jordan Bennett, Grandchild
  • Frank Morales, Brother
  • Isabel Rodriguez, Sister
  • Elmer Morales, Brother
  • Tony Morales, Brother (deceased)
  • Norma Casanova, Sister (deceased)
  • Sixto Morales, Brother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Leonard DiMatteo
  • Frank Bennett
  • Trevor Cordeiro
  • David Hawkey
  • David Rodriguez

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Place of Rest Saturday, November 9, 2019

Memories

Judith Lillian DiMatteo

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Sheri Ruddy

November 11, 2019

She was always a ray of sunshine ! Always welcomed me into her home with a smile and maybe some baked ziti as well! A beautiful loving soul. I have only fond memories of your mom ! My condolences to you all. 💔😰

Jada Cordeiro

November 11, 2019

My nana and I had a special relationship. Not only was she my nana, but she was also my friend. When I was in high school, I would go over every couple of weeks to clean her house and afterwards, we would almost always go out to lunch or just sit in the kitchen talking for hours. We talked about anything and everything and she was always open to hearing what I had to say. She was such a tough lady, even up until the very end. We would sit outside at the rehab facility and watch the birds. I'd make her laugh by throwing peanuts to the squirrels. Seeing her smile was absolutely priceless. I'll miss her singing to old music in the kitchen as we cooked together. I'll miss breakfasts at Perkins with all of her grandkids. I'll miss her taking my brother and I to the movies. My nana made me feel loved, supported, and cared for always. I love you so much, nana. I'll see you again, one sweet day.

Anita Di Domenico

November 11, 2019

We all got together and decided to go dancing only this time we decided it would be all girls and we would not invite any of the guys so we get to the club the music was great so we all got up and started dancing we were having a really great time then we decided to go back to the table to rest only to find out someone stole all our pocketbooks so we had to call the guys to come and get us because we had no way to get home LOVE Vicky, Titi and Anita

Debbie Gentile

November 11, 2019

Aunt Judy was a kind, loving and beautiful person. My warmest memories are of those from many years ago when we were all in New Jersey.

It was a time when everyone was together several times a month for dinners, holidays, parties, birthdays or barbecues.

During one of our summer barbecues I was upstairs in the kitchen helping bring the food down and she got a little irritated. What's wrong I asked....she said "I forgot to make the beet salad. Your uncle loves the beet salad I have to make it for him."

There was soo much food, but she took the extra time and made uncle Frankie's beet salad.

This is one small perfect example of how her family was the core of her being.

A woman a wife a mom who was loved and admired by many.

Rest in paradise as you are reunited with your husband, my uncle Frankie.

Love to Lenny, Trisha, Jennifer and the family.
Cousin Debbie

Vickie Shavers

November 9, 2019

Judy was a warm and kind neighbor. Her love for family and all living things was obvious. I remember when I noticed she had cordoned off a spot in your front yard which begged an explanation. She informed me it was because there was a nest of bunnies there. I am happy that she got to see the mango tree she so diligently cared for bear fruit. I remember the look on her face the day I pointed out its first bloom to her. She has been and will forever be missed. To the family, my deepest sympathy for your loss of this lovely human being, your Mom, your Nana, your sister and my neighbor.

Doreen Dell’Olio

November 8, 2019

I have so many memories of my Aunt & Uncle... especially when they lived in Jackson, NJ.. Growing up with all my cousins, holidays, birthdays, barbecues.... The bunnies in the backyard.. LOL.. Always laughter.. so much fun just being with family.. Aunt Judy always welcomed everyone. I could remember when they moved to Florida and we went to visit,...me and my family slept over and the breakfast they made us... everything you could think of!!!I haven’t seen Aunt Judy in many years... and then I got a phone call from Jennifer a little over a year ago that they would be coming to New York!!! It was like we saw each other yesterday!!! We had a wonderful time together,. I will cherish that forever.. ❤️ Len, Trish, Jen and family... I love you all and I wish I could be with you.. RIP Aunt Judy... I love you and I will miss our talks 💔😢

Karen Morales

November 8, 2019

Dear Judy,
Happy Birthday in heaven Sis! We will miss you so much ♡
We have many nice memories, especially our long telephone conversations.
Sorry we can't be with you today. You will always be in our heart. RIP.
We love you...your Brother Frank and
Sister-in-law Karen

Frank Amandro

November 8, 2019

Judy was a great lady, a wonderful mother, and an inspiration to many. It was certainly an honor and a privilege to know her, to share part of her life with her, and to share her kitchen table with her and her family (an amazing cook). If you were one of the lucky ones, you got to share her juju fruits. Judy you will always be remembered and a part of all of us. With much love, Frank!

Danielle Dimatteo

November 8, 2019

So many summers we would drive down for a visit. Spend time w Aunt Judy, Uncle Frankie, Jen, and Trish. We would spend a week every summer. Bbq's, swimming, going on outtings. Even the times we visited when u guys lived in NJ. I miss those days. Aunt Judy was a beautiful, classy lady. She is deeply missed.

Dawn Pettit

November 8, 2019

I’m so thankful to have had My Aunt Judy in my life. You have been a beacon of light and you will be missed sincerely. Love you, Aunt Judy❤️

FROM THE FAMILY
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Mom as a little girl with her mother

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Young Judy - so adorable

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Mom’s high school senior picture

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The Morales Family
Mom’s dad, Sixto Morales
Mom’s mom, Isabel Panisse Morales
The boys: Tony, Sixto, Frank & Elmer
The girls: Isabel, Norma, Judy & baby Patty (Tony’s daughter)

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Mom helping her sister, Norma, get dressed for her wedding

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Uncle Elmer took mom to her prom. Mom looks gorgeous

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Judy, Terry, Vicki & Titi back in the day

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Mom and Vicki in their swim suits

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