WATERBURY — Angelo Maturo, 87, of Oronoke Road, Waterbury, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Doris (Kershaw) Maturo.
Mr. Maturo was born in Kansas City, Mo. on Jan.31, 1924, son of the late Giuseppe and Giuseppina Marie (Ciarlella) Maturo. He returned to Italy with his family in his youth and remained there until early adulthood. He served in the Italian Army with the Allied Forces during World War II. He then moved to Belgium where he was a professional boxer for four years and also worked at a steel foundry. In 1968 he returned to New Haven and married his wife shortly after in 1973. He worked for Schiavione and Sons in North Haven retiring after 20 years. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was a longtime Naugatuck resident before moving to Waterbury where he lived for the past four years. Angelo took pride in his Italian heritage and his entertaining nature came through at family gatherings. His inventive and artistic qualities shined through by making electric devices and creating his own jewelry. Among his passions were boxing, soccer, and gambling.
Besides his beloved wife, he leaves two sons, Joseph Maturo of Naugatuck and William Maturo of Waterbury; a daughter, Marie Maturo and her fiancé Philip Lisieski of Naugatuck; two brothers, Filippo Maturo of Wallingford, Michael Maturo of Italy; a sister, Jackie Maturo of Italy; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Vincent, Pasquale, and Rocco; two sisters, Anna and Rose.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, June 18 at 9:15 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck to St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck for a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Private burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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