Angelina “Lee” Mattioli, 90, a longtime resident of Stamford passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, October 20, 2022. Lee was born on May 29, 1932, in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Pasquale and Maria Cassano Lillo. She was a graduate of New Utrecht High School and worked in the secretarial field prior to having children.
In 1957, she married John R. Mattioli, they settled in Stamford, CT and were together for 64 years until his death in 2021. They founded LeJo Construction Corp. which they owned and operated until retirement. In addition to being an invaluable business partner, Lee was a wonderful homemaker and was devoted to her immediate and extended family. She was always available with kind support for her loved ones, and enjoyed hosting traditional holiday feasts as well as summer pool parties that friends and family anticipated with delight. After retirement, they resided in Ft. Lauderdale for 25 years where they entertained family and friends swimming, boating and grilling the day’s catch. She enjoyed traveling with John and friends. Lee remained strong in her faith and was active with her local churches. She will be remembered as warm, fun-loving and generous. She will be greatly missed!
Lee is survived by her daughters Lynn and her husband Mark Forrest of Stamford, Susan and her husband Ray Higgins of Mahopac, NY, son Mark Mattioli and his wife Cindy of Sandy Hook, CT, and daughter-in-law Laurie Mattioli of Woburn, MA. Lee is survived by her adoring grandchildren Lexi, Dana and Chelsea Forrest, Angelina, Juliana and Sophia Higgins, John Mattioli III, Anna Mattioli, and great-grandson Stryker Forrest, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Beside her parents, Angelina was predeceased by her beloved husband John R. Mattioli, their son, John Mattioli, Jr., grandson, James Radley Mattioli, and her siblings, Anne Sanzone, Peter Lillo and Clara Carrozzo.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, CT on Friday, October 28, 2022 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 10:30AM St. Maurice RC Church, 358 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, A procession will follow mass to St. John’s Cemetery where a committal service will be held.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Angelina “Lee” Mattioli’s memory to seeingeye.org or a charity of your choice.
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