Jonathon Patrick DeMatteo, 22, beloved son of Michael V. and Patricia Macchio DeMatteo, of Lansdowne Ave., Hamden passed away suddenly October 20, 2007. Loving brother of Michael Justin DeMatteo of Los Angeles, CA, Christopher David DeMatteo of Hamden, grandson of Beatrice Macchio of New Haven, William & Antionette Macchio of Stamford, Matilda DeMatteo of Madison, and the late Lawrence DeMatteo. Nephew of Madelyn DeMatteo of Madison, Vincent DeMatteo of New Haven, Michelle Macuada of Monroe, Fran & David Foucher of Derry, NH., Susan & Jeff Salvatore of Stamford, CT, Cousin of Ian Foucher and Vanessa DeMatteo, Carrie, Chris, & Sean Salvatore, Shannon, Lindsay & Casey Reidy. Jonathon was born in New Haven and graduated from Hamden H.S. in 2004 and was pursuing his degree from Gateway Community College of New Haven. He enjoyed fishing, working with his hands, and was stepping into the role of 'family handyman'. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Wednesday Oct. 24, at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden at 10 a.m. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Jonathon P. DeMatteo Hamden High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Webster Bank, P.O. Box 191 Waterbury, CT 06720.

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  1. Dear Mike and Pat, Ann & I were saddened to read of your loss. We are sure that words help little at a time like this, but just reading the guest book notes, expressing how dearly Jon is thought of by friends, depicts a life well led. We will pray for Jon and your family.

  2. Dear Pat and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  3. Dear Pat and Michael, I am deeply saddened by your loss. No parent should lose a child before their time. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Thinking and praying for you. Fondly, Pat Lovallo

  4. Dear Pat and Michael, I am thinking of you and keeping you and Jonathon in my prayers. I feel terrible for you and just don’t know what else to say.

  5. I was Jon’s religious education teacher in the third grade at St. Rita’s. Class with him was never dull! I grew up with two brothers, though, so I could handle Jon. He was always trying to make the other students laugh and he usually succeeded in making me laugh, too! I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Bonnie Posick (formerly Winchester)

  6. Michael J, Please accept my condolences and extend them to your family. I hope you remember me, you were my summer hire in the Hamden CO. It’s a terrible thing to loose someone so young. Somebody told me when my step son died that God only picks the best flowers for his table. If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to call – Sincerely Kathe

  7. Mike & Pat, As parents, we always whisper to ourselves when we here of a child lost .please God, never me. as my tears hit this keyboard I’m lost for words. Like many others, I’ve prayed for you & your family daily..The Dematteo Boys. it always made you smile. As a neighbor,all I ever saw, was a lot of love & attention you gave your children. May you find peace and comfort in our Lords’ sometimes .Mysterious Ways.

  8. Mike, Pat, Mike,& Chris, It shook all of us to the very core of our souls. Our sadness for your loss runs deep through all of us Benson’s. Outside of our tears, we all shared our own Jon stories. I can remember many times, as I stood by my back door, keeping an eye on the kids, or was cooking at the grill and Jon was within eye or ear shot. If it wasn’t his physical gyrations, or the facial expressions that made me bust out laughing, it certainly was the next word out of his mouth! His energy, kindness, and respect he always showed to me, and my boy’s, is what i’ll always remember

  9. Mr. and Mrs. DeMatteo and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jon was also so kind to me and everyone else he knew. Being around him always put a smile on my face because Jon was always so happy. He will be greatly missed by everyone who’s life he ever touched. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love and miss you Jon.

  10. Mr.& Mrs.DeMatteo Mike and Chris, I’m so sorry for your loss. My family and I loved Jon like he was our own blood. We were best friends since childhood and like everyone else whos life he touched, I am grateful for every moment we spent together. Jon’s kindness, impeccable humor, his unwavering loyalty and his passion for life made him a true inspiration, never to be forgotten. Until we meet again may you rest in peace in the kingdom of God. I love you Jon and I miss you so much.

  11. The DeMatteo Family, I was shocked, and deeply saddened when I heard the news about Jon. It suddenly brought back so many good memories from the neighborhood when we were kids. I am down at school in Florida, and I am sorry I can not make the services. Your family is in my prayers.

  12. To the DeMatteo Family, Jon will always live in the hearts of those he touched. We know he is happy and resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort were there are no days and years. With love, we send our deepest condolences.

  13. To the DeMatteo Family, Our sorrow for your loss is beyond words. There is nothing that compares to the loss of a child,or brother. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. Debbie, Tom, Tyler, Colin and Kara Methot

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