Rita Ann DeMatteo Mott

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Rita Ann DeMatteo Mott, 84, beloved wife of the late Frederick H. Mott of Hamden, passed away after a brief illness on Sept. 4, 2013. Loving mother of Frederick J. Mott of Hamden, beloved grandmother of Frederick Howard Mott and Michael John Mott both of Hamden. Predeceased by sisters, Rosemary DeMatteo, Marion Zavorskas and brothers Joseph, Albert, Gene and Alex DeMatteo. Rita was born in New Haven Dec. 29, 1928, a daughter of the late Pasquale and Rachel Miranda DeMatteo and had resided in Hamden since 1955. She was employed by Blue Cross for 17 years, from 1943 -1960. Upon leaving Blue Cross, she joined the family business as office manager and co-owner of F.H. Mott Fuel, LLC, where she continued to work until her death. She was a communicant of St. Rita Church. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE, HAMDEN Monday morning, Sept 9. at 9:30. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rita Church at 10 a.m. Friends may visit with her family on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Interment in Centerville Cemetery.

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  1. Dear Fred – I cannot express in words how heavy my heart is on Aunt Rita’s passing. Rita and I had so many wonderful talks. She was such a story teller and had so much interesting information on our family. I loved each and every time we were able to catch up and talk. I miss her tremendously. I am so happy that you and Rita were with Mark and me last year on June 30th in Milford on our special celebration day. My heart goes out to you. You were her pride and joy. I hope that your beautiful memories of your mother will get you through this difficult time and bring you a smile and peace. She is in a better place and back with your father and her brothers, sisters and parents. I know how greatly my father loved her as well. All my love – Kendall

  2. Dear Fred, Fred, and Michael, We are so sorry that we were unable to b pay our final respects to your mom/ grandma today. We will alwAys

  3. Dear Fred, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. What comes to mind when I think of your mom, is her pleasant, soft spoken words and the Barbie Doll cake she made for my daughter’s birthday. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mary Cavaliere DiLella

  4. Dear Fred… not sure what happened with the last post.. We wish to express out deepest sympathies to you and also to Fred and Michael. So sorry to hear of the loss of Rita from this life.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. May you let God’s Word comfort you when it reads, .If an able-bodied man dies can he live again? You will call, and I myself shall answer you. For the work of your hands you will have a yearning.. (Job 14:14, 15). God will have a yearning to resurrect faithful ones.

  6. Hi. I was just made aware of her passing. My name is Dana Crowell. My maiden name was Dana Gulick- my mother’s maiden name is Cynthia Ann DeMatteo- Alex Dematteo , Rita’s older brother was my grandfather .. I am so sorry about her passing , I am not sure but she may have been the last sibling of my grandfathers to pass on. I just wanted to reach out. We live in Arkansas , my parents live in California . If ever interested – my email address is Dana-crowell@cox.net -to reach out – I am extended family. and wanted to say hello and I am sorry despite the years that have passed .

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