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“I so fondly remember. David as a child, young adult and caring man. I especially remember him as an ER nurse at BTMH. He was well like by his peers...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Mary Fay (Cartolano) - Naples, FL

“I know personally how hard this is. I feel honored to have know, spoken with, and just to have been called friend. If you or your family should need...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Terri DelVicario - NorthWildwood

“So sorry for your loss ”
3 of 33 | Posted by: Rob and Ursula Tozer - Del Haven, NJ

“So sorry Marilyn for your loss.You are a wonderful person.And I enjoyed working with Dave, so long ago when I was still working at Burdette.Prayers...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Rose Ann Smith - Florissant, CO

“Dear Marilyn (and family),I was deeply saddened to hear of Dave's passing. David was a family man and loved you and his family so. He was a good man,...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Brenda Douglass - North Cape May, NJ

“Dear Marilyn and family, I am so sorry for the loss of David. You two were such good friends when I lived in Goshen. I always admired how dedicated...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: susan Blong - Saint Augustine, FL

“Never a dull moment while working along side Dave in the E.R. Not only was I always laughing from his (midnight shift nursing) sense of humor, but I...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Mandy Smearman - Rio Grande, NJ

“So sorry for your loss Kyle, Karylin and rest of family. I've lost both my parents and still stumble for words of comfort. He will live in your...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: jackie mauro - stone harbor, NJ

“Rob and I worked with Dave for many years. He was a great guy, a good friend, a good and caring nurse. He loved his family above all. RIP Dave ”
9 of 33 | Posted by: Ursula Tozer - Del Haven, NJ

“Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband. I am heartsick for you and your family. Please know I will keep you in my thoughts...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Nancy Kajander-Minarik - NJ

“R.I P. Dave, I will forever miss your smile. Our talks from the ER Burdette days, You where an awesome person, RN and in everything you done, Rest...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Lavern Williams - NJ - Coworker

“I am so sorry to hear about Dave's death. He was kind and funny and always a help when needed. We worked together when he was at Burdette...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: Beth Polvino - NCM, NJ - coworker

“So sorry to learn of Dave's passing. As one of his former Nursing Professors and the Director of the Nursing Program at Cumberland County College, I...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Dr Noreen Sisko - CAPE MAY CH, NJ

“Sorry for your loss. Dave was a great, caring guy!!! He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He will be missed. I guess God...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Conrad and Rachel Johnson - NJ

“Rip Mr.Mattera thoughts and prayers with the Mattera family. From Crystal Kaufman ”
15 of 33 | Posted by: Crystal Kaufman - Wildwood, NJ

“So sorry to hear of your immense loss. Sending prayers for peace to you and your family. ”
16 of 33 | Posted by: Chris and Barbara (Wolf) Boltersdorf - FL

“I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Sincere condolences to you and your family during this incredibly sad time. ”
17 of 33 | Posted by: Elaine Flounders - Rio Grande, NJ

“I just heard tonight about Dave's passing. I can't begin to understand how you must be feeling. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Chris Catanoso

“Marilyn, I'm so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. ”
19 of 33 | Posted by: Joyce Martelli - NJ

“My heart goes out to each and every one of you. Dave was such a good guy, kind, compassionate, and more. He took care of and loved you all very...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: JoAnn Maker - NJ - Friend

“Dearest Marilyn and family,We are so sad to hear of the loss of your dear David.He was so kind to Kristen and Karolyn when all of our children...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Linda Carr - Goshen, NJ

“David was a good man,he left the world a better place. David will be missed. ”
22 of 33 | Posted by: Thomas Melchiorre - NJ - Friend

“Rest in the arms of our Lord David. You were always my first dance...you are love and will be miss dearly ”
23 of 33 | Posted by: Michele Shaw (Stella) - Villas, NJ

“My sincere condolences to all you on your loss. I remember Dave as a kind man, he will be missed . Prayers for all ”
24 of 33 | Posted by: Kathy Farrell - NJ - coworker

“Mattera Family My condolences.David was a great guy Ill never forget when he shot his first buck. He road all over North Wildwood showing who ever...Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Rich Sanguinetti - NJ - Friend

“Very sorry for your family's loss. I always liked Dave & enjoyed the times hunting with him. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the service...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: Chip Gruff - North Wildwood, NJ

“Sorry for your loss keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
27 of 33 | Posted by: Patricia Stinglin (Michael) - DE

“My deepest sympathy to the loss of your husband, father and best friend. Words, however kind can't mend your broken heart that everyone is feeling...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Donna Gentek - North Cape May, NJ

“I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was a warm and sincere person who was delightful to be around. I enjoyed talking to him and working with...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Mariko Deal - Sicklerville, NJ

“My heartfelt prayers and condolences to the whole Mattera family. Rest In Peace my friend you have earned your wings. ”
30 of 33 | Posted by: Barry Wilke - Green Creek, NJ

“So sorry to hear. David was our daughter's nurse in the ER many years ago, but never forgot how kind he was. ”
31 of 33 | Posted by: Ruth Norton - NJ - Family Friend

“Deepest sympathies for your loss.There are no words to ease your pain but know that there are many keeping you in their thoughts and prayers. ”
32 of 33 | Posted by: George Colby - Plympton, MA

“I am so very sorry to hear about David. All my memories of him give me nothing but smiles. I remember the last time I saw him and that he gave me...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: Carol Bruno - Atglen, PA - Family


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Mattera, David Alfredo, 56 of Goshen, NJ – passed away April 7, 2017 peacefully at his home with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his mother Clara Mattera. He is survived by his wife Marilyn Mattera nee Swan, his sons Chad (So-Young), Jared (Ashley), Kyle(Karylin), and daughter Gabriell (Mike), his father Jack Mattera, his aunt Christina Taglialatela, his brothers Jack (Tery) and Matthew (Christine), his grandchildren Yu-Jin, Yae-Jin, Abigail, and his nieces Caitlin and Elizabeth Mattera.
David was an avid outdoorsman, past member of the Angelsea Fire Company, past chief of the Goshen Fire Company, former R.N. at Burdette-Tomlin Hospital, Shore Memorial Hospital, Cooper Hospital, and Critical Care Transport Nurse for Millville Rescue Squad. He was also listed in Who's Who in American Nursing for his research contributions to the field. David was a very loving and caring man that helped countless lives during his career. His compassion and love for his family was unparalleled. He often enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowboarding, vacationing and kayaking with his family. His children knew him as a source of constant support and love, while he simultaneously remained a steadfast soul mate for his wife.
Funeral Services will Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Ave., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Interment is private.