Mrs. Margaret Silvia (Galotta) Lamattina, a longtime resident of Waltham, stepped into eternity on March 8, 2023.
Born on May 15,1927 in New York City, she was the first child of the late Onofrio James Galotta and the late Maria Lucia (Sanza) Galotta.
Margaret was raised in the Bronx, where she loved playing basketball, spending time with her many cousins, hanging out on Arthur Avenue, rooting for the Yankees, and going to New York City beaches.
Margaret was a scholar-athlete at Thomas Aquinas High School, Class of 1943, and a member of the 1947 Graduating Class of Good Counsel College in White Plains, New York. Following graduation, she launched a career as a Lab Chemist in a scientific research laboratory.
In 1952, Margaret married her college sweetheart Frank Lamattina, whom she met at a West Point dance when he was a Cadet at the United States Military Academy.
Margaret loved life, especially living in England in the late 50s and early 60s, and being a hockey and football Mom in Waltham in the 70s. She was a co-founder and coach of the Waltham Angels Girls Hockey Team, and later in life, she was a merchandise coordinator at Marshals Department Store in Watertown, where she worked well into her eighties.
Margaret had a love for family, the United States Military, Boston sports teams, big band music, American and English history, baking, gardening, going to the beach, and all things Italian. She had a sweet tooth for the ages.
She was the beloved wife of the late Colonel Frank J. Lamattina, Sr., the mother of the late Frank J. Lamattina, Jr., and the sister of the late Frank M. Galotta.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas A. LaMattina, MD and his wife, Barbara, of Harvard, Michael J. Lamattina and his partner, Caroline, of Falmouth; her grandchildren Jennifer, Megan, Julie, and Diane; and her great-grandchildren, Jovanni and Olivia. Her family and friends will miss her greatly.
At Margaret’s request, calling hours have been omitted. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 27th at 10 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Church, 133 School Street, Waltham. She will be buried alongside her husband, the late Col. Frank J. Lamattina, Sr., on Thursday, March 30th in West Point Cemetery, West Point, New York.
Memorial donations in Margaret's honor may be made to Saint Mary Parish,133 School Street, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451.