Matteis, (Bongo) Anita, 84 of Lithia Florida, went home to the Lord on May 8, 2019. Anita was a longtime resident of Stamford CT, where she was born to Joseph and Beatrice Bongo, who preceded her in death. Anita was a lovely, generous lady who always put others needs before her own. She was always willing to help those in need. She volunteered many hours to the Society of St Vincent de Paul at St Stephen Catholic Church, where she made many friends. Anita was a devout Catholic and raised her family in the faith. She loved sports as well, in particular, basketball; but really any sport that encouraged competitive sportsmanship. She shared that conviction with many children she met in her years as a teachers aide, a job she loved in her younger years in Stamford. More than anything, Anita loved the Lord, and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, Vincent Sr. She is survived by her beloved son and daughter in law, Vincent Jr and Jill Matteis; sister, Patricia Neman; brother and sister in law, Joseph and Virginia Bongo and several nieces and nephews.
Anita’s family will receive relatives and friends from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, May 13, at Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services, 621 N Parsons Avenue, Brandon, Fl. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, May 14 at 11am, at St Stephen Catholic Church, 10118 St Stephen Circle, Riverview, Fl 33569. Following her services in Florida, Anita will be laid to rest with the love of her life, Vincent Matteis, Sr. in St John’s Cemetery, Darien, Connecticut.
In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations be made to the Society of St Vincent de Paul, 10118 St Stephen Circle, Riverview, Fl 33569.
Monday, May 13, 2019
6pm to 8pm
Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services
621 N Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL 33510Get Directions
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
St. Stephen Catholic Church
10118 St. Stephen Circle
Riverview, FL 33569Get Directions