Mr. Louis DeMatteo, 100, of Rutherford, passed peacefully into the Lord's presence on Monday, October 17, 2016. Mr. DeMatteo was a sought after chef. He started his career at the Hotel Douglas in Newark back in the 1920s and continued at various Italian restaurants in northern New Jersey. In addition to being an avid golfer, he was an honorable member of the Nutley AMVETS and active member of the Rutherford Bible Chapel where he cooked countless meals for both organizations after he retired. Mr. DeMatteo was a loving husband of Ida DeMatteo (pre-deceased) and father of Katherine DeMatteo of Nutley, Gerard DeMatteo and his wife Mickie of Rutherford, and Marianne Chicola and her husband Timothy of Roseland. He has nine grandchildren: Dana, Lauren, Joseph (pre-deceased), Stephanie, Suzanne, Kaitlin, Emily, Hannah, Caroline; and four great-grand children: Alexandra, Isabella, Jack and Jayce. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 4-9 p.m. at the Rutherford Bible Chapel, located at 161 West Passaic Ave. in Rutherford. A memorial service will convene at 8 p.m. on the same day. The funeral for the immediate family will be held on Thursday, October 20. Arrangements are under the direction of the Calhoun Mania Funeral Home, located at 19 Lincoln Ave. in Rutherford.
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