OBITUARY

Anthony James Matteo

July 14, 1952October 10, 2018
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Anthony “Tony” Matteo, 66, passed away peacefully on the evening of October 10, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. Born in Yakima, WA to parents August and Jeannette Matteo on July 14, 1952, Tony was the sixth of seven children. He spent his early years in Portland, OR, moving with his family to Burien, WA in 1962. During his school years at St. Bernadette and Kennedy High, he met many of his lifelong friends. He graduated from the UW and was a proud Husky to the end. He never gave up on the Mariners and planned many family Mariner outings. Tony had a successful career at Food Services of America, retiring in 2017. He lived in W. Seattle all his adult life where he endeared himself to neighbors. Tony left behind his loving family, son Niccolo, sisters Judy Lewis (Jerry), Linda Bianchi (Dick), and brothers, Mike (Geri), Dennis (Teresa) and sister-in-law, Joanne Matteo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Augie and Jean and his brothers John and Lee. He also leaves behind 47 loving nieces and nephews, numerous friends and colleagues. Tony had a personality that filled a room with love and smiles. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Rosary Service Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, October 26, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception will follow Mass
REMEMBERING

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Ron Parrott

October 26, 2018

Very Inspirational.. always funny.. Never had a mean bone in his body. He was always everyones's friend. Couldn't ask for a better friend. Goodbye my friend.

Louis Diesso

October 23, 2018

Tony I’ve been thinking of u , And how wonderful it’s been being related to u. I remember picking strawberries in Oregon at an early age O what fun. I remember your sly sence of humer. And your generosity. I never spent much time with U, but I did cherish the times we did. P.S. I guess it’s time to start mowing and trimming the lawn again. 😂🤣😁. God Bless and May U Rest In Peace. 🙏Cousin Louis.......

Beth and Johnn Wojick

October 22, 2018

We met Tony as neighbors. I was working for the Mariners at the time and I think Tony would say one of his best Mariners moments was when I took him on the field after the game when Griffey hit the backfield wall making a play. Griffey’s indentation was still in the pad. Tony’s smile and laughter filled the Kingdome that night. We shared many dinners and fun times and he made our neighborhood a family. Tony even took us to our first Italian Festival. Although our lives went separate ways in these past few years, we will always have great memories of Tony. Tony had a big heart and extended a hand to many.

Beth and John Wojick

Brooke Bennett

October 22, 2018

I had the pleasure working with Tony at Food Services of America. We became fast friends - He is one of my all time favorite people. I adored him and will always cherish my memories of this amazing man. My heart goes out to his family.
Much Love-
Brooke Bennett

Jen Keeton

October 19, 2018

Though I only knew Tony for a short time, he was a firecracker. Quick witted, intensely smart, and deeply caring. He put relationships first and was so proud of his family and friendships. Even when his health was failing he was thinking of others. I will miss his voice, his candor and his smile! Rest easy my friend.

Jeff Peitzmeier

October 19, 2018

It is a simple story, but a perfect Tony story. We were in Chicago for DMA meetings. The afternoon contained presentations that we were scheduled to attend. Tony grabs me at lunch and says' I have a couple of tickets to the White Sox game at 2:00, are you interested? White Sox won 6 to 2 :)

Ginger Lemmon-Babcock

October 19, 2018

I am so sorry to miss these services. Tony is larger then Life, a great Man and will be missed by Many...Rest in Peace my friend, love you...Lemmon

Stuart Holmes

October 18, 2018

Too short a time here on earth for such a great person. Tony was a big personality and had a lot of heart! We were both competitors in business and friends in life. I really enjoyed Tony's presence and company. We had some very good times together and shared opinions, jokes and stories. He had lots of all of those! Godspeed Tony. Put in a good word in for me with St Peter. I hope to see you later and hear more stories.... You will be missed by many.
Stuart

TOM SONN

October 17, 2018

The Sonn Family was very sad to hear aboutTony's passing. He was a great friend and we will keep
the family in our prayers
Tom Sonn

Asaf Kahn

October 17, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family.

I've had the honor and pleasure of working with Tony for several years as a business colleague. Tony was always gracious, kind and professional. It was a true pleasure working with Tony and he will be missed by all of us here at Avendra.