Matthew Sylvio Bignotti

February 6, 1929February 7, 2013

Matthew Sylvio Bignotti Sr., 84 of Largo, passed away at Largo Medical Center, February 7, 2013, the day after his 84th birthday. Born in Panther, WV, he was the son of the late Pietro Giovanni and Caterina Dallamotta Bignotti. He attended Hemphill-Capels Jr. High and Welch High School. While in Welch he worked for Mort's Army Store and Mabe-Cartwright Motors. He and his family were formerly from Welch, WV, moving to Largo in 1960. He retired from Montgomery Ward. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Maxine; daughter Tammy Lombardi(Albert), son Matthew S Bignotti, Jr.(Donna) of Largo, and daughter Terri Lisa Giardina(Frank) of Apollo Beach. His grandchildren Steve Lombardi(Laura) of Brandon, Michelle Marie Bignotti of Largo, Frank Giardina III of Delray Beach, and Jason Broker(Stephanie) of S.C. who made Matthew a proud great-grandfather of two, Peyton and Evan Broker. His sisters, Dina Corbell, Garden Grove, CA, Frances Stover, Brooksville, FL, Sylvia Hutchison, Lake Havasu, AZ, and Wanda Simons (George) of Spring,TX., sisters-in-law, Kathleen Beverly, Largo, FL and Dorothy Bignotti Pack of Seminole, FL. His brother, Pete (Gudi) of Dumfries, VA, and brother-in-law, Bob Brooks of Princeton, WV. and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael, his brother, Frank, and his sisters, Mary Bignotti, and Joanna Brooks; his in-laws, Jason and Nancy Beverly, and his brothers-in-law Bob Stover, Bill Beverly, Tunis Corbell, and Jack Hutchison. Matthew enjoyed gardening, especially his beautiful orchids. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, friends and he was the life of the party. A graveside service is planned for Thursday February 14, 2013 at 12 noon in Serenity Gardens Memorial Park in Largo. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel, 562-2080.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Jon and Kim Sandora

February 18, 2013

Thoughts and prayers with your family.

Tina Busch

February 16, 2013

Uncle "Mattchew"!! My heart felt a pain all to knowing. You will always be my fav. There was never a time in your prescence that I did not smile. Even in the most unbearable of situations did u not bring a sense of comfort to me. You will be greatly missed here on earth, but gladly seen by our loved ones who have saved a special place for you. Look out for them and give my son a hug too! Always in my heart, Tina

Laura Lombardi

February 14, 2013

Matthew......I will miss your smile and your funny little jokes. You are and always will be a big part of this family. I know you are at rest now and looking down on us still loving all of us. May you rest on angels wings with our Lords love surrounding you.

February 12, 2013

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

George and Cindy Lambousis

Karen Stover (Surratt)

February 11, 2013

Uncle Matthew; You may be gone but will never be forgotten, we all will remember the good times and how you were always the one cutting up and making everyone laugh, and those funny faces, and boy, could you make some. My sympathy goes to all of your family and friends. God Bless You and don't ever stop looking down upon us. Love you, Karen Stover Surratt (Dade City FL)

Donna Bignotti

February 11, 2013

My dear father-in-law, Matthew Sr., you were an important part of my life over the years for which I am truly grateful. May all of our happy family times comfort us and keep your memory alive forever. I will miss you very much but I know your spirit will be with us every step of the way.

February 11, 2013

Will remember the great times we had when we were at Treasure Island.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Bob and Donna Sigmon, Port Charlotte, Fl.

Dan & Mickey Morgan

February 10, 2013

We will always love you...

Michelle Bignotti

February 10, 2013

I miss you dearly Grandpa, and take comfort in the fact that you will suffer no more. I know you will be watching over me. I love you, and promise to always keep your memory alive.
Love Always, your Michellie

Susan Heise

February 10, 2013

My sincere condolences for your loss.I have fond memories of the times we shared growing up together Tammy and I know how you feel as my Dad passed last year.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.