Matthew Bottalico

April 24, 1919August 18, 2013

Matthew Bottalico, 94, Alexandria, VA, passed away August 18, 2013 at his home. Matt was born April 24, 1919, son of the late Pasquale & Louise Arena Bottalico. Matt served in the Army 29th Infantry in WWII. He was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded during the Invasion of Normandy in the battle at St. Lo.

Matt was a former bricklayer, builder/developer, restaurateur, and business broker. His most famous restaurants were Tallyrand, Los Josan, and the original Top O’ The Town above the Prospect House, where he was implemental in building the exterior elevator.

He is survived by his wife, the former Carol Mathias, daughter & son-in-law Joanie & John Antonelli, son Richard Alger, brother Pasquale (Pat) Bottalico, Jr., 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Thursday August 22, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151, where a service will be held at 7:00 pm

Interment with military honors will be held Friday August 23, 2013 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20906 at 1:00 pm

Memorial Contributions can be made to or via mail: Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road #300, Jacksonville, FL 32256, memo – In Memory of Matt Bottalico, or directly to the family.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2013
  • And Thursday, August 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 22, 2013
  • Intombment Friday, August 23, 2013

Matthew Bottalico

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August 23, 2013

Joan - Pls. accept my condolences on the loss of your father. I remember the days when he would visit you at 29th street in SE Washington. He was such a handsome man! Amy (Ross) Antonelli


August 22, 2013

Dear Joanie and family, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I have wonderful memories of many years of knowing him! He was a very nice and gracious man. I know that he and Al are having a great time in Heaven trying to convince St. Peter that he needs another pearly gate location somewhere...Please know that I will be joining you all in your rosary. I am still in Florida, or I would certainly be there with you.
God bless him...Prayers for you all, Fonda

August 21, 2013

Joanie, my deepest sympathies to you and your family, your father was a lovely gentleman
Peggy Burke

August 21, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God has promised that we will see our loved ones again and treasures their memories (Luke 20:38).