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Janet Ellen Damaso

08/30/1950 - 09/25/2021


Obituary For Janet Ellen Damaso

Janet Ellen (Mattes) Damaso, 71, of Warren, RI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, surrounded by her family.
She was the wife of Frank J. Damaso, to whom she was married for 51 years.
Born in Newport, RI, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Edna (Tell) Mattes and sister of the late William P. Mattes.
Janet had worked as the store manager at the former Xtra Mart in Warren, for 15 years, retiring in 2000. She enjoyed reading and crocheting baby blankets for her extended family and friends. Janet always put her family first and was quick to offer a helping hand or a place at her table whenever anyone needed her. She was famous for her rice pudding, potato salad, "Joe Mazzotti," and Portuguese stuffing which were always in high demand at any family gathering, of which there were many over the years. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was loved by all who knew her for her generous spirit and sense of humor, even when the joke was at her expense. She will live on in the hearts of her children and grandchildren who were her pride and joy.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Brian P. Damaso of Warren, RI, a daughter, Lisa Cabral and her husband Fred of Bristol, RI, and three grandchildren, Ethan, Emily, and Evan Cabral all of Bristol, RI. She was the beloved sister-in-law of Richard and Diane Damaso of Acushnet MA and John Damaso of Middleboro MA. She also leaves behind three nephews, Brad Mattes and his wife Carrie of West Gardiner, ME, Kirk Mattes and his wife Jeri of Warwick, RI, and Michael Damaso of New Bedford, MA; a niece, Jill Carter and her husband Sean of Encinitas, CA, three great nephews, and one great niece.
Funeral services and burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, RI, 02886 or to the Rhode Island Shriners, One Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI 02905.
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  • Brian , I am so very sorry. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Keeping you all in my prayers. My deepest sympathies

  • Lisa, I am thinking of you and your family as you go through this difficult time. May you be comforted by the many wonderful memories of your mom. Lynn DellaGrotta

  • You'll be missed by so many people because you touched so many lives. I'll always remember spending holidays with you and your family at Diane and Rich's. You were like family to us. RIP dear friend.

  • To our friend Brian our hearts broke when we heard of your Mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ron and Deb Shears

  • With deepest sympathy for your loss! Diane Oliveira

  • When I think of Janet, I think of her smile. It always lit her face. It expressed a pride of her children and grandchildren. A love for her husband. Her smile was one of gratitude for all she had. Her deep roots in family seemed all she needed and shone through as a positive attitude. John and I grieve with Janet's family because it is a missing piece in the puzzle of life which can't be replaced. Her spirit is a part of every member of her family and extended family. Her example of kindness will guide her family throughout their lives Our hearts go out to you all. Jeanne and John

  • Please accept my sympathy for the loss of a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her smile could light up the room and I will really miss her. Her beautiful blue eyes were always sparkling with pride for fer family, especially her grandchildren. Sleep in peace, Janet, until we meet again.

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