Gustave P. Mattia
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Obituary of Gustave P. Mattia

Gustave P. Mattia, age 87, of Flanders passed away on Friday, May 8, 2009 at St. Clare's Hospital in Dover. Mr. Mattia was born on December 28, 1921 in Newark, NJ. He was the son of the late Joseph and the late Cecelia (Di Trolio) Mattia. Gustave served in World War II as an Army Medic where he received a Purple Heart.Living most of his life in Newark, Mr. Mattia was a Superintendent of the Street Department for the city of Newark. He is survived by his beloved wife: Ethel (Gaudette) Mattia, his loving children: Dolores Turnage, John Bardall, Francine Terrebonne, Elena Pante, Joseph, Dominick, Paul, James and Mattia. He also was survived by 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, May 12th from 2-4 & 7-9pm at William J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Rd., Chester, NJ. There will be a Funeral Mass celebrated on Wednesday, May 13th at 10:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 61 Main St. in Flanders. Entombment will be in Fairview Mausoleum in Fairview, NJ following the Funeral Mass. In Lieu of Flowers, donation in his memory may be made to: American Diabetes Association, P.O.Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or New Jersey APDA, P.O. Box 214, Elizabeth, N.J. 07207.
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