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Romano Funeral Home

627 Union Ave, Providence, RI

OBITUARY

John R. Matera

August 8, 1949September 22, 2019

John R. Matera, 70, of Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence passed away September 22, 2019. He was the son of the late Rocco and Louise (Lancellotta) Matera.

John was employed by the City of Providence: Parks and Recreation Dept. for over 30 years before retiring.

He was the father of John R. Matera, Jr. and brother of George Matera and the late Domenic and Vincent Matera. He was also the former husband to Debra Matera.

His funeral will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 9:00 am in the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, followed by a funeral home service at 10:00 am. Burial to follow in St. Ann Cemetery. VISITATION MONDAY 4-7 PM. www.romanofuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Funeral Home Service Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Memories

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David Potenza

September 29, 2019

Rest in Peace cousin. You were always there for every Potenza family occasion. Always a gentleman and devoted family member.

Kathy Conley

September 28, 2019

My Sympathies to Johnny’s Family on his passing. RIP Johnny!

Nancy Neri

September 26, 2019

John thank you for being a wonderful
cousin to my sister Claudia. It meant so much to our family that you cared so much. rest in peace. Cousin Nancy

Kelly Petrarca

September 25, 2019

You were always a great friend and cousin. Claudia was always happy every time you called to check in on her. Thank you for always thinking of us. You will forever be in our hearts. All our love, Ron, Ron Jr, & Kelly Petrarca

Dianne (Ucci) Kingston

September 25, 2019

Johnny was one of a kind. He will be missed by all his family.
All our fond memories will keep Johnny forever in our hearts.

Cousin DeeDee
Niantic, CT

Barbara Cayouette Morriss

September 25, 2019

RIP dear cousin Johnny! So happy we got to dance together at your birthday party. I will miss you! Barbara

Betty Matera DeOliveira

September 24, 2019

RIP Uncle John I will always remember your love for family ❤

Richard Sousa

September 24, 2019

Sending prayers and positive thoughts to Johns family friends and his Adoptive son and best friend Eddie Catoni. John was a loyal member and union steward of local union 1033 always protecting members rights. A devoted Catholic who was in church as often as the priest. Rest in peace buddy

Joanne Giannini

September 24, 2019

So sorry to hear of the loss of Johnny. Such a great person and always looking to make all around him happy. God bless him..he truly was one of God’s angels.
🙏🙏❤️❤️

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

John R. Matera, 70, of Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence passed away September 22, 2019. He was the son of the late Rocco and Louise (Lancellotta) Matera.

John was employed by the City of Providence: Parks and Recreation Dept. for over 30 years before retiring.

He was the father of John R. Matera, Jr. and brother of George Matera and the late Domenic and Vincent Matera. He was also the former husband to Debra Matera.

His funeral will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 9:00 am in the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, followed by a funeral home service at 10:00 am. Burial to follow in St. Ann Cemetery. VISITATION MONDAY 4-7 PM. www.romanofuneralhome.com.