Helen Mattei – 1923 – 2016 – mother of Nino Mattei Jr. and grandmother of Nino Mattei III

Helen Mattei – 1923 – 2016 – mother of Nino Mattei Jr. and grandmother of Nino Mattei III

Mrs. Helen “Mimi” (Flammia) Mattei, 92, formerly of Easton Avenue, Lucille Street and Pine Crest Drive in Waterbury, passed away on Wednesday March 23, 2016, at the Lutheran Home of Southbury. She was the beloved widow of the late Nino Mattei Sr.

Helen was born in Waterbury on September 2, 1923 daughter of the late Domenic and Maria (DiMangano) Flammia. She graduated from Walsh Grammar School and Waterbury Catholic High School. She worked at Worth’s Smiling Service Department Store in downtown Waterbury, Uniroyal Footwear Division in Naugatuck and Winchester Electronics until her retirement. She was a member of the United Rubber Workers Local 45 and served as secretary under the George Froelick Administration. She and her husband attended Church at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Church. Her hobbies included gardening crocheting and ceramics.

She is survived by a son, Nino Mattei Jr. and his wife Tamara (Kosko) Mattei of Waterbury, two sisters-in-law, Mary Flammia and niece Karen with whom she lived for many years, and Adele (Mattei) Verrier of Torrington, two grandchildren, Nino Mattei III and his wife Jesse (Mailhot) Mattei of Watertown and Alexandria Mattei and Michael Lombard of West Haven, two great grandchildren, Christina and Nino John Mattei of Watertown, and many nieces and nephews that she loved. She was predeceased by a brother, John Flammia, a nephew, Kenny Flammia and sister-in-law, Minnie (Mattei) Palmieri.

The family would like to sincerely thank the Day Break Adult Daycare and the entire staff of the Lutheran Home of Southbury for all the exceptional care and compassion shown to Helen and her family.

Arrangements: Private funeral Tuesday from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home 430 Chase Parkway Waterbury to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home

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