Anthony J. DiMatteo

August 10, 1925January 4, 2018
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Anthony J. DiMatteo (age 92), lifelong resident of Barrington, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 4, 2018. He was the loving husband of Rita N. (Primiano) DiMatteo to whom he was married for 69 years.

Anthony proudly served in the U. S. Coast Guard during WWII. He was owner/operator of Eveready Electric in Barrington for 40 years before retiring in 1987. A former RI State Representative, he was also a Barrington Town Councilman, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the America Legion. Active in his community, he was a Little League Baseball coach as well as an avid golfer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Mahle and Nancy Piffard; two sons, John DiMatteo and his wife Nicole and Joseph DiMatteo and his wife Anita; brothers, Rocco and Alphonse DiMatteo; sisters, Mary Chianese, Rose Lomardi and Irene Ventresca; and four grandchildren, Sam, Georgia, Ava and Rocco DiMatteo. He was the brother of the late Carmino DiMatteo and Anna Mansi.

His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM from the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, 615 Main St., Warren with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in Holy Angels Church, 341 Maple Ave., Barrington. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are Wednesday, January 10 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. For tributes and directions,



  • Visitation Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 11, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 11, 2018


  • Burial

Anthony J. DiMatteo

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Raymond Romano

January 11, 2018

My deepest condolences to the DiMatteo family at this difficult time. I always enjoyed talking to Tony when ever I would see him.
May he rest in peace.

Celia Raymond

January 11, 2018

Mrs. DiMatteo and family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you. It was honor to know Tony and to get to meet and know all of you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Celia Raymond, RN.

Dom DiOrio

January 10, 2018

My condolences to the family for a great man. He was an inspiration to me.

lee juskalian

January 9, 2018

dear becky,

i should like to offer my deepest condolences; so sorry for your loss.

January 9, 2018

Nancy, I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love to you during this difficult time. Love, Kristen Vetterl

nick desisto

January 9, 2018

Rita,Becky,John,Nancy and Joe, i was sad to see tony passed. He was a hard working self made family man, a devoted christian into improving his community. i know he will be missed.

The Staff of Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home

January 9, 2018

Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.

Scott Nallen

January 8, 2018


We are so sorry for the loss of your father . Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Nicky, and your entire family .

Love , Anne & Scott Nallen