Matthew John Stavola Jr.
Matthew John Stavola, Jr. Portsmouth - Matthew John Stavola, Jr. December 2, 1923 - February 12, 2017. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, son of the late Matthew J. and Mollie (Lebowitz) Stavola. A graduate of Morgan C. Bulkeley High School in Hartford, CT, he was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army Air Force in the South Pacific. Mr. Stavola retired from US Civil Service at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in December 1983. He leaves behind his wife, Mary (Facenda) Stavola, son Matthew J. Stavola, III (wife/Nanette), daughter Crystal A. DeGroff (husband/Mike), grandchildren Adam, Patrick, and Mallory Stavola and Megan, Jack, and Shelby DeGroff, and three great grandchildren. A private family funeral will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to "The Little Guild of St. Francis" or any SPCA or charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at BWFosterFuneralHome.com
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