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James Michael Matejek

August 29, 1959 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 62)

Obituary

James Michael “Jimmy” Matejek, a 62 year old Ansonia resident peacefully entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband and high school sweetheart of Lisa (Glenn) Matejek; and proud father of James, Joshua, and Amanda Matejek. Jimmy was born in Derby, Connecticut on August 29, 1959. A resident of Ansonia for most of his life, he was a communicant of the Church of the Assumption. As a boy, he attended St. Joseph School and Parish, where he was an altar server and developed his deep faith in Christ. Jimmy spent his high school years playing football and spending time with friends at the KO Club. He excelled as linebacker and was captain of the 1976 Chargers state championship football team. He was also selected to the All-state team, before graduating from Ansonia High School in 1977. He attended and played football for Southern Connecticut State College and later, Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Jimmy was an employee of Sikorsky Aircraft for 37 years, recently retiring as a machine shop leadman. He was a lifelong member and past president of the St. Sebastian Men’s Club in Ansonia where he loved playing bocce. He was a friend of Bill and attended the Sahara Club and St. Paul’s Early Risers. An avid reader and talented artist, Jimmy spent much of his free time painting and drawing. “Bubba,” as he was affectionately known, had a lifelong passion for nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating, having traveled throughout the United States and Canada in pursuit of his next great adventure. He was a member of the BuckHorn Lodge and looked forward to his annual trips to deer camp in Maine. He supported the NRA and Wild Turkey Federation. Actively involved with Algonquin Archers, he participated in 3D shoots and competitions. He was also a certified instructor of conservation education and firearms safety with the DEP and United Bowhunters of Connecticut. He was a member of Milford Black Bass and Connecticut Yankee Bassmasters clubs, qualifying for the Connecticut B.A.S.S. state federation and competing in regional tournaments all across the Northeast. As a fishing guide and instructor for Bassin Unlimited LLC, he donated time taking others on his boat and teaching them the sport. Through his love for raising dogs, he was a former member of the Naugatuck Valley Beagle Club and won numerous trophies for his treeing walker coonhounds. He loved music, playing his harmonica and guitar, and attending concerts. He was a fan of Nascar, the UConn Huskies, New York Giants, and Boston Bruins. He welcomed everyone and was a friend to all. His love and generosity will be missed by those who knew him. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his parents Raymond and Linda (Tuccio) Matejek; brothers Mark (Karen), Thomas (Dee), and Jeffery (Lori), all of Arkansas; uncle Frank Matejek of Missouri, from whom he inherited his love for the outdoors; favorite aunt Patty (Harold) Humphries of California; sister-in-law Christine Glenn (Raymond Ditoto) of Oxford; brother-in-law John Glenn II (Sharon) of Florida; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends; special Godson, John English Glenn III; and faithful companion, Gracie Lou. Friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:00 a.m., with friends asked to go directly to The Church of the Assumption, 61 N. Cliff St. Ansonia. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. His family expresses their gratitude to Dr. Joel Zaretzky, Dr. Robin Mahabir, Stratford VNA, and Seasons Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ansonia Gridiron Club, Church of the Assumption, or the IND Institute of New Haven through Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home. (www.jenkinskingfh.com)

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
November 14, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Jenkins-King & Malerba Funeral Home
12 Franklin St.
Ansonia, CT 06401

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
November 15, 2021

11:00 AM
North Cliff St. Ansonia

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