Benjamin Dominic DeMatteo

Born: Mon., Jun. 14, 1943
Died: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020


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Benjamin Dominic DeMatteo, 77, of Hermitage passed away peacefully on August 26th, 2020 at home with his loving family at his side.
Benjamin was born on June 14th, 1943 to Virginia Elizabeth (Fricano) and Samuel Armando DeMatteo in New Castle, PA. He was a graduate of Bessemer High School. After graduation he served honorably in the US Navy. On February 27th, 1988 he married his wife Paula Lynn (Foringer) DeMatteo, who survives at home.

He was of the Catholic faith. Benjamin worked as a cement finisher for the Cement Masons Local 526. He took great pride in the work he did and was known as a hard worker and perfectionist. Most importantly to him was his family who he loved and adored being around.

Surviving is his wife, Paula Lynn DeMatteo at home, children, Todd (Josie) DeMatteo of New Castle, Greg DeMatteo of Poland, OH, Benji DeMatteo and Betty Penwell of New Castle, Dawnmarie (Edgardo) Diaz-Tapia of Henderson, NV, Kirsten Rossi of Chicora, PA, Tarra (Angelo) DeRosa of New Castle, Lisa Guidace of Mercer, John (Kelley) Dorus of Sharon, grandchildren, Samantha, Alyssa, Marissa, Juliana, Madison, Taylor, Emma, Abigail, Noah, Makayla, Makenzie, John Anthony, Jenna, and great grandchild Karson. Also surviving is sister, Cynthia Matis of Hermitage, and brother, Samuel (Judy) DeMatteo Jr. of Edinburg, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents Virginia E. and Samuel A. DeMatteo, sister, Darlene DeMatteo.

Services will be held privately. Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery Hermitage, PA.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Paralyzed Veterans of America in memory of Benjamin.

Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory LLC 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.

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Ritz McVey
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
Paula,
My deepest and most sincere condolences to you and your family. I hope that it will comfort you to know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time.sending you hugs and prayers.

Kim Hoppe-Merlo
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
It is with much sadness I read this. My sympathies to Paula, Sam and the family. I used to like wandering around the casino and encountering Ben, sitting and playing a machine next to him and chatting. He was always such a pleasant person. He will be truly missed.

Tony & Linda Esposito
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Paula, Cindi and Family,
We were so saddened to here of Benny's passing. He was a great friend to us. He will be missed. He was a tough guy, but he had a soft heart. We can see him pouring streets and patios of Gold for God in Heaven. Lots of special memories of Benny.
Know that You will all be in our thoughts & prayers.
Tony & Linda

Dennis Kerlek
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Paula, I don't know if you remember me but I worked with Benny many years at Kirila Contractors. You have my deepest sympathies for your loss of Benny. We did a lot of concrete projects together. I am certain that he will be deeply missed. You & your family are in my "heart & prayers".

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