March 29, 1928 ~ May 4, 2020
Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Charlotte, NY
Charlotte, NY: Peacefully at home with his family, Art left us for Heaven at the age of 92 on May 4, 2020. Born March 29, 1928, Art grew up in Charlotte. He attended Holy Cross School and graduated from Edison Technical High School. Art served two tours in the Korean War and was a Purple Heart recipient. After returning from the war, he worked as a mason at Ridge Construction and was a Supervisor at Eastman Kodak. He retired in 1986.
In 1952, he married the love of his life, Carmela. Art was an artist and a musician, playing the piano and accordion. He was an avid gardener, generously sharing his prized flowers, fruits and vegetable with friends and neighbors. He enjoyed his marble collection and traveling with Carmela, his family and friends. Art will be remembered for his huge gardens and his dedication to his family and friends, always welcoming all to his home for a glass of homemade wine and good food.
He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years Carmela, and is survived by children, Diane Dixon (Dave Gielow), Tony (Mary Ann) DeMatteo, Carol DeMatteo, Susan (Gregg) Terry; grandchildren, John (Krystal) Dixon, Justin Dixon, (Ausra), Jason Dixon (Miranda), Tony (Becky DeMatteo), Jen (Matt) Rubin, Ryan (Bethany) Terry, David (Sarah) Terry, Steven Terry (Sarah), and Ben Gielow (Katelyn); along with 13 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the wonderful caregivers that lovingly cared for him at home for many years.
A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be celebrated at a later date at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Avenue. Art was a part of the Holy Cross family his whole life. He was the St. Anthony’s Day Parade Marshal for twenty years and constructed the St. Anthony Shrine on the church grounds. Contributions can be made to Holy Cross Church, 4492Lake Avenue, 14612 in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Arthur DeMatteo 's name.