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Jose M. "Zeca" DeMatos

June 2, 1938 ~ March 19, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Jose M. "Zeca" DeMatos Obituary




Naugatuck-Jose M. “Zeca” DeMatos, age 85, husband of the late Albertina “Tina” (Nata) DeMatos, passed away on Tuesday March 19, 2024 at St. Mary’s Hospital VITAS Innovative Care Unit surrounded by his family.


He was born June 2, 1938 in Pardilho, Portugal, son of the late Joaquim and Emilia Dematos.  Jose was a longtime Naugatuck resident and moved from Portugal to the United States in 1968 with his family.  He owned and operated New England Bakery in Naugatuck for over 30 years. Jose loved the beach, vacations at Cape Cod, soccer, singing, and especially spending time with his family.  He was a member of Portuguese Sports Club in Waterbury and Clube Uniao Portuguesa in Naugatuck.


Jose leaves his family to honor his memory, Joe DeMatos of Naugatuck, Michael Dematos and his wife Elizabeth of Cheshire, and Paula Michele Tavares of Naugatuck; his six grandchildren, Adam, Briana, and Austin Tavares, and Carter, Sydney and Lucy Dematos; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.  He was predeceased by his sisters Gloria and Alice.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday March 25, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin Street, Waterbury.  Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery, Naugatuck.  To send an on-line condolence or share a memory, please visit  The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Please meet directly at church
March 25, 2024

10:45 AM
Our Lady of Fatima Church
2071 Baldwin Street
Waterbury, CT 06706

Mass of Christian Burial
March 25, 2024

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Fatima Church
2071 Baldwin Street
Waterbury, CT 06706

Burial to follow

Grove Cemetery
Cross Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

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