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Joseph Mato Sr., 79, of CabotFree Access


Joseph “Joe” Mato Sr., 79, of Cabot passed away March 16. 

He was born July 16, 1943, to the late Salavador Mato and Lillian Anziano Mato in Salem, N.J.

Survivors include his sons, Joseph “Joe” Mato Jr. and wife Sharon of New Orleans, and John “Tony” Mato and wife Michelle of Ward; seven grandchildren, Tori, Anthony, Kayli, Evan, Remi, Savannah and Ryli; great-grandchildren, Kinleigh and Saige; two sisters, Barbara “Bobbie” Thomas and Rosemary Pereira (Raymond); a sister-in-law, Mary Mato of Florida; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Joseph was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Rebecca “Becky” Mato; his brother, Samuel “Sammie” Mato; sisters, Dolly Mato and Phyllis Mato; and a brother-in-law, Evelio “Tommy” Thomas.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 22 at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home, 404 W. Dewitt Henry Drive in Beebe. Private burial at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are by Smith Westbrook Funeral Home. Visit www.smithfamilycares.com/westbrook to view the online registry.

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