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Vincent T. Matarrese, Jr., 87 of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on December 16, 2017 at Buffalo General Medical Center. Born in Niagara Falls, he was the son of the late Vincent and Marie Rose (Donato) Matarrese, Sr.
Vince was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls. He attended local schools including the former Trott Vocational High School. He served in the United States Army achieving the rank of Sergeant from June 18, 1951 until his honorable discharge on March 19, 1953. Vince was a highly skilled automotive technician and worked many years as an automotive service director for several area dealerships. Vinces passion was working on cars and had the amazing ability to fix anything. He also enjoyed cooking, baking and in his younger years, spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing. Above all, Vince was devoted to his family, and his faithful companion, Bugsy his beloved Pug.
Vince is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Pamela L. (Brauch) Matarrese, his children, Diane Ames, Joseph Matarrese, Carmen (Seles) Tabone and Colleen (Brandon) Consolvo, Sr., seven grandchildren, Vincent and Nicholas Matarrese, Vincent, Anthony and Layla Tabone, Natalie and Brandon, Jr. Consolvo, one sister, Gloria Tedesco and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his wife of 31 years, Frances (Sansalone) Matarrese, three sisters and one brother, Marie (late Casey) Kroll, Benjamin (late Edna) Matarrese, Dolores Matarrese and Genevieve Biancuzzo.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 3-8 p.m. at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY where funeral services will follow at 8:00 p.m., concluding with Military Honors. Interment will be held in St. Josephs Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Flowers are graciously declined. Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for guest register.
Published on December 17, 2017
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