Michele Mattia, 82 of Kearny passed away Wednesday January 26, 2011. Born in Calibritto, Italy to the late Gerardino and Gerardina (nee Fungaroli) Mattia, he lived in Venezuela for several years and came to the United States in 1965.
Mr. Mattia was a heavy equipment mechanic for Gallo Asphalt in Secaucus for 10years before retiring. Previously he was a Carabiniere in Italy and owned a mechanic shop and trucking company in Venezuela.
Mr. Mattia is survived by his wife Herminia (nee Martin), son Gerardino Mattia, daughter Edy Mattia, sister Filomena DiTrolio, grandchildren Kristen, Michael, and Jaclyn. He was predeceased by his brother Alfonso Mattia, and sister Maria Carluccio.
Funeral Saturday 9am from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10:30 am St. Lucy's Church Newark. Entombment Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum North Arlington. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
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