OBITUARY

Henry Lawrence Mattos

October 18, 1921February 12, 2013

Henry Lawrence Mattos was born on October 18, 1921 and passed away on February 12, 2013 in Los Gatos, CA.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, February 18, 2013
  • Vigil Monday, February 18, 2013
  • St Elizabeth Tuesday, February 19, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Henry Lawrence Mattos

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Karen Mattos

February 21, 2013

To Uncle Henry - One who not only loved life, his vegetables/Fava Beans,apricot trees - but dearly loved his "Rabbit - Mable". This is what he called his love of his life - Wife. Mom knows that you did not suffer and is ever so glad of that. We miss you dearly. You Step-Son and Daughter-in-law.

February 17, 2013

Thank you Henry for your service....My boyfriends dad was in 30th as well....There's a special place in heaven just for you..

Ronelle & Frank Capelli

February 16, 2013

Dear Mabel, Our hearts are heavy and sad with Henry's passing. He was such a kind and loving person and I know he will be missed not only by you but all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Words can't describe how we feel but please know that we are thinking of you and praying that God will help you at this time.

Ann Zeise

February 15, 2013

To the whole Mattos family. The Zeise family is sad to hear of your loss. Henry was a cherished part of the Milpitas Community. I have posted an obit on the Milpitas Historical Society blog. http://milpitashistoricalsociety.org/blog/henry-mattos-passed-away/

Margaret Rodrigues

February 15, 2013

Uncle Henry was a kind, gentle, loving man who was devoted to his family and the earth. He was a very humble man who never thought of himself as someone special...but indeed he was! The lessons learned on the farm in his early life served him well throughout his life. He was a hero after landing in the second wave on Normandy Beach. He thought his four days in France were nothing special although to the American soldiers whose lives he saved who were tangled in the hedgerows, it meant they had a future. His sharp shooter ranking allowed the men to untangle the tank while he covered them from the German fire. Those Americans never knew who their angel was and, of course, he never reported ths incident thinking it was only in the line of duty. Now they will know who gave them their future. His wounding while climbing over a hedge row to return to the American lines after delivering important strategic messages to the British lines was something he just took in stride. He earned the Purple Heart and spent 6 months in Dibble Hospital. He thought it was just a routine part of war. I always wondered what was in those messages he carefully carried while he "ran" between lines avoiding the enemy fire? He thought it was nothing special...it was everything to those British and American generals whose only line of communication was my Godfather, Henry! How many lives did he save with his swift of legs talent? Uncle Henry loved his two wifes, my Godmother Aunt Katie, and my aunt twice over, Aunt Mabel. He was devoted to them and the family.m He always had a special place in his heart for his baby sister, Edith, my mother. His letters from war to her were filled with "juicey kisses and lots of hugs." She will hold those special memories in her heart forever. Now, dear Uncle Henry, you were greeted by your loved ones including your beloved dogs. I'm sure Skippy was right there jumping for joy when he saw you cross over. Your family will miss you terribly, but know that your legacy lives on in how you treated others and how you loved the earth and all that it holds. Another big hug and juicey kiss, dear Godfather! Until we meet again...

Barbara Gomes

February 14, 2013

Dear Mabel,
I'm so sorry to hear about Henry. Such a hard worker and he even helped Gail and I take the wood off the truck last year at your home. God certainly granted him a peaceful passing. He and Whitey are planting fava beans in heaven.

Edith Lorraine Lewis-Walter

February 14, 2013

Love you and will miss you my dear brother Henry. We have had so many happy and very sad days in our lives and you have been their to share them with me. Now, I am the only Mattos person left with all the happy and sad memories. You will be greatly missed with your beautiful kind smile, laughter and twinkle in your eyes no more will I see them only in my memory of all the times we have spent together after our mates passed away. I will pray and think of you often dear Henry. I thank God for all the times we have spend together. Love you your only sister Edith.

Nancy (Matthews) Cowlishaw

February 14, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Mabel. May you heart find comfort.

Judy Barnhart

February 14, 2013

Judy Barnhart

February 14, 2013