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Nicolino Mattiace

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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.

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Robert

April 12, 2019, 7:31 am

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. It is never easy to lose a loved one but the Bible has promised we will see our loved ones again. God has the desire to fulfill the promise of a resurrection. He has a “yearning” to restore life to the people who have died. (Job 14:14, 15)

Jill Wheeler

April 12, 2019, 9:57 am

A family is a circle of love that is not broken by loss, but made stronger by the memories. Wishing you and your family peace to bring comfort and strength to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. With heartfelt sympathy from our family to yours. We are sorry for your loss.

Nancy McGuire

April 12, 2019, 10:32 am

Our hearts break for your entire family. He was such a wonderful man. I, first hand, have witnessed the love and devotion he always had for his family. He will be remembered for his wonderful smile and kindness that he showed to me and my family. He will truly be missed.

Danielle Cauley, James Cauley, Declan Cauley, baby C

April 12, 2019, 11:21 am

My heart breaks for you guys. He was a wonderful man and will always be grandpa to me. He always accepted me in and fed me for my entire adolescent years every Thursday night. He will be greatly missed, but I am glad he is at peace now. We have all gained another angel this year to watch us as we all continue on our journey in life. I love you all♥️ Your Chinese girl will always miss you and your “how you do’s”, grandpa!

Danielle Cauley, James Cauley, Declan Cauley, baby C

April 12, 2019, 11:21 am

My heart breaks for you guys. He was a wonderful man and will always be grandpa to me. He always accepted me in and fed me for my entire adolescent years every Thursday night. He will be greatly missed, but I am glad he is at peace now. We have all gained another angel this year to watch us as we all continue on our journey in life. I love you all♥️ Your Chinese girl will always miss you and your “how you do’s”, grandpa! May you Rest In Peace.

Aaron Torres

April 12, 2019, 11:25 am

Sadden to see such a great man pass, but we now know he is at peace. As a young boy, I took a great liking to Mr. Nick. Such a happy person inside and out, he would light up the room when he entered. He played a key role within the family’s lives and will always be a part of them- his beautiful legacy will live on. He will always be remembered as a loving and caring man. Love, thoughts, and prayers from my family to yours.

Deborah A. Cyree

April 12, 2019, 10:30 pm

The Pettepher Family
Our hearts go out to your entire family. Although not all of us knew Mr. Mattiace, it was not hard to see the love He had for his family. He was a very honorable man, one who cared for friends as well. I know first hand what it feels like to lose a Father. All.
of our family did. And then our precious Mother many years later. The only thing that comforts us is to know that one day, we will see them again. And to know that we have precious family here on earth to love and care for. I thank God that your family is so close. Please know that you are loved, and that our family is here for you if you need us.

Erica Dann

April 14, 2019, 11:22 am

My heart breaks with the passing of Grandpa, and I am sending so much love and many condolences to the family during this difficult time. Grandpa was such a vibrant man, who brought so much laughter and joy into all of our lives.

Over the past week, I have found myself reflecting on all the memories made over the past years. I reflect back on our Italy trip when Grandpa took Jason, Pete and I on a grand tour of his beautiful country. One of my fondest memories from that trip was walking around Torrito, the town where he grew up, and hearing him tell stories about his childhood. I’ll never forget when he ran into an old friend who still lived there, and they laughed in disbelieve with tears in their eyes as they embraced for the first time in decades.

Another time that stands out is when Grandpa made various trips across the country (by himself!) to visit Jason and I in San Francisco. We have memories going to Italian dinners with Grant and Syd, cooking breakfast together at our apartment, touring the city and showing him the place we called home. It was so special to have him visit San Francisco, a city that has become such a major part of our lives.

I feel incredibly lucky to have known Grandpa. We will miss him every day. He was a hardworking man who showed the power of the American dream as he built a foundation for his family in coming to the States from Italy. He was kind, determined, and worked hard to provide the best life for his family. I truly admire his strength.

He is with us, always. Love and prayers from me, to each of you. RIP Grandpa, Nicolino Mattiace.

With love,
Erica Dann (soon to be Mattiace) <3

Christine Dann

April 14, 2019, 11:51 am

Jeff and I and family are very saddened to hear of the passing of a charming man. Jeff and I had the pleasure of meeting him and found him to be gracious and warm. His Italian heritage is familiar to our family. We respect the courage and effort it takes to leave a country, start over and work hard in order to provide a better life for your family and others. May his example, love and memories live within you.

Sincerely, Jeffrey and Christine Dann

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