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Harold DiMattio (left) and his brother Stephen

Harold DiMattio and his brother Stephen

Harold Angelo DiMattio was one of the first veterans we interviewed for this website.  It is with sadness we post this announcement of Mr. DiMattio’s death.  He will be missed by all who knew him here at the Library where he served as a Library Trustee and always had a kind word and a smile for staff and patrons.

From The Patriot Ledger newspaper:

A copy of the March 17th Obituary for Harold A DiMattio who died at the age of 84 on March 13th, 2009

A copy of the March 16th Patriot Ledger obituary for Harold A DiMattio who died at the age of 84 on March 13th, 2009

Transcription of The Patriot Ledger March 16th obituary:

Harold Angelo DiMattio, age 84, of Quincy died Friday, March 13, 2009 at the Quincy Medical Center.

Mr. DiMattio was born in Braintree, raised and educated in Quincy schools, and graduated from Quincy High School, Class of 1943. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1958 and later graduated from the University of Virginia in 1977 receiving an Associates Degree in Industrial Engineering.

He lived in Granbury, Texas for fifteen years, earlier five years in St. Francisville, Louisiana, but for most of his life he lived in Quincy. Harold was employed for thirty years with the Stone and Webster Engineering Company as a planning engineer. He worked with the Nuclear Division which included nuclear start up and construction. He was involved with the River Band Site in Louisiana as well as with Commanche Peak in Glenrose, Texas.

Mr. DiMattio was instrumental in preliminary construction and start up of the North Anna Plant in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Previously he worked at the former Fore River Shipyard in Quincy for both the Bethlehem Steel Company and for General Dynamics.

Mr. DiMattio served in the United States Navy during World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters on the destroyer U.S.S. Barber. He was very active in veterans affairs and was a member and Past Commander of the George F. Bryant VFW Post in Quincy, Past Commander and Chaplain of the Morrisette American Legion Post in Quincy, and the Disabled American Veterans.

He was also a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Texas as well as the Quincy Sons of Italy Lodge 1295. Mr. DiMattio was also active in world conservation.

Beloved husband of the late Anna L. (Antonelli) DiMattio. Devoted father of Stephen J. DiMattio and his wife Marjie of Washington, D.C. Loving grandfather of Rachel Burneston of Ridgeley, MD and Adrienne Shaw of Philadelphia, PA Great-grandfather of Elise Nicole Burneston.

Brother of MaryAnn Veno of Quincy, the late Michael DiMattio and the late Stephen E. DiMattio, Q.P.D., Ret. Stepson of Eleanor DiMattio of Braintree, Stepbrother of Phyllis Clark of Braintree and Vincent DiMattio of N.J.

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