Mattia Antoinette Longo Saraceni was born in Brooklyn, NY, on April 30, 1942. Mattia was a young performer, who loved to sing and dance on stage. When she was in her early teens, her family moved to Franklin Square, where she lived until she was married.
Mattia met her husband, Louis Saraceni, at a dance they both attended while he was on leave from the army. When they danced the Mambo together, everyone stopped in awe to watch them. They were married on October 28, 1967, and their dance lasted for over 50 years.
Mattia went on to become a court reporter in the NY State Supreme Court in Mineola. She moved to Merrick to be with her sons, Anthony and Sal, and their wives, Joanne and Maria.
In addition to her passion for dancing, Mattia loved animals, including her beloved bird, Cannoli, and dog, Peppi. However, no love could compare with the love she had for her four grandchildren, Louie, Dominic, Gabby, and Nikki. Mattia and Louie attended countless sporting events, plays, concerts, recitals and awards ceremonies over the years for their grandchildren. You could always find them supporting and cheering them on. Together, we created wonderful memories during holidays and vacations with extended family.
Mattia leaves behind many people, who will greatly miss her for her humor, kindness, compassion and for her love for life.
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