Bernadine DeMatteo obituary (2021) – Rotterdam, NY


Bernadine M. DeMatteo, 88, died at her home on Sunday October 3, 2021. Born in Schenectady on May 14, 1933, she was the daughter of Nickolas and Mary (DeMarco) Mauro. Bernadine graduated in 1952 from the former Mt. Pleasant High School. She married her husband, John P. DeMatteo, on January 29, 1955. Bernadine was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. She will be forever remembered for her love for her family. She loved to play bingo and go to the casino. Her husband John passed away on December 10, 2011. She is survived by her two sons Evan (June) DeMatteo and John DeMatteo Jr. Three grandchildren Nicholas (Amber) DeMatteo, John J. DeMatteo and Jake (Jeongah) Sim. Three great-grandchildren Avery DeMatteo, Leah Sim and Lena Sim. Her sister Dolores Ridley and her brother Nicholas (Doris) Mauro Jr. as well as her brother-in-law Everett Tate. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother Chester Mauro and her in-laws, Dorothy Mauro, David Ridley, Joseph (Viola) DeMatteo, Frances LaGreca, Mary Tate and Angelina (Richard) Bray. The family warmly thanks their caregivers Cindy Capobianco and Kimberly Lamora for the kind care provided to our mother. Special thanks to her niece Carol Ann Kelly and her nephew Norman VanNatten for the extraordinary love and support during our mother’s illness. Call hours will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam. Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, followed by a Christian burial mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 1255 Pleasant Street, Schenectady. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens, Colony. Memorial donations can be made in memory of Bernadine to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 1255 Pleasant St., Schenectady, NY 12303 or to Albany Law School 80 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208. To share your condolences online, visit

Published by The Daily Gazette Co. October 6-7, 2021.

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