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Nicolino Mattiace, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. He was born in Toritto, Italy to the late Pietro “Peter” and Maria Luigia “Louise” Ferrante and migrated to the United States with his family in 1966.
Nicolino (Nick) is survived by his wife of 60 years, Grace Mattiace; son, Peter Mattiace; grandchildren, Nicole (Eric) Elliott and Jason (Erica) Mattiace; his great grandchildren, Liam Elliott and Gracelyn Elliott; his siblings, Rose (Frank) Palazzolo, Stella Bruton, and Angelo (Charity) Mattiace; and all his nieces and nephews.
A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
He was caring and humble person who wanted nothing else but to always help his family and friends and to all who he came in contact with. He provided guidance and inspiration and taught us through his values the significance of family, love, respect, friendship, work, money and never hesitated at helping others in so many ways. A master cabinet maker and expert carpenter, he enjoyed spending time and cooking for his family and enjoyed visits with his friends. He maintained large vegetable gardens wherever he lived and enjoyed watching his news channels and soccer matches. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is in heaven now free of pain with his parents, brothers (Pete, Lenny, and Mike), niece (Lisa), and others that he loved (Sharon). We love you so much!
Viewing at Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care, 1001 South Hickory Street, Melbourne, FL 32901, Monday, 4/15/2019 from 5pm to 8pm, family welcome to come early. Viewing Tuesday, 4/16/2019 at Ammen Family from 9am to 1030am, mass at 11am at Ascension Catholic Church, 2950 N Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935.
In his memory please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Donations can be made by calling 1.800.227.2345 option 2 then option 1 or by mailing a check to:
American Cancer Society
1737 N. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Suite 140
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Please send acknowledgements to Peter Mattiace at: 2664 Lowell Circle, Melbourne, FL 32935.