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Matteo Donatich

1927 - 2024


Matteo “Mike” Donatich age 97 passed peacefully at North Shore University Hospital Tuesday morning, April 23, 2024. Born and grew up on his family farm in Istria, Italy, Matteo was a seaman for several years before coming ashore to New York City. He raised a family with his wife Rose in Brooklyn, and later in New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Matteo is preceded by his parents Antonio and Mattea, grandson Patrick, and his four sisters and three brothers. Matteo is survived by Rose his loving wife of 67 years, children Anthony and wife Noreen, Denise and husband Lou. Surviving grandchildren include Peter, Jane, Sara, Brian, Matthew, Mark, Michael, and great grandchildren, Gabriel, Mila, Ethan, Emma, and Owen. Matteo began his his culinary career in Manhattan, and later as Chef for many years at Giulio Cesare’s in Westbury, Long Island. He loved entertaining and being with family and friends.


Monday, April 29th

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New Hyde Park Funeral Home

506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY


Tuesday, April 30th

9:30 AM

Holy Spirit R.C. Church

500 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY


Holy Rood Cemetery

111 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY


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