John Peter Mattiace

May 13, 1943 - August 29, 2017

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John Peter Mattiace, 74, of Dumont (formerly of North Bergen) entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.  Devoted father of Lauren Mattiace and her husband Brian Finnerty.  Beloved grandfather of Isabella Finnerty and Brian Finnerty III.  Cherished brother of Theresa Hughes and her husband Samuel.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.


John was born in New York City to Anna (nee Nolan) and Otto Mattiace and was employed as a shipping clerk with Howmedica of East Rutherford, NJ.  He was known by a lot of things to a lot of people; Dad, Brother, “Coach”, Moose, Uncle John and John-a-boy.  But his most cherished title was that of “Big Pop-pop”.  Throughout his life he touched the lives of many as a dedicated youth baseball and football coach in both North Bergen and Dumont.


Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 9:30 AM, St. Peter the Apostle Church, River Edge.  Burial to follow at Madonna Cemetery, Ft. Lee.  Family and friends are invited to celebrate John’s life on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont.