George Joseph Matos

george matos

May 27, 1968 ~ September 5, 2017

Resided in: Fremont, California

George J. Matos was born on May 27, 1968 in San Mateo, California to Jose and Benigna Matos. He passed away on September 5, 2017 in Fremont, California. Beloved son of Bengina and the late Jose Matos. Loving brother of Debbie Bettencourt and her husband Dennis and their children Dylan Bettencourt and Deanna Bettencourt. Cherished nephew and cousin. George was a 1986 graduate of Irvington High School and pursued a career as a medical claims processor. He enjoyed cooking and a glass of good wine. He volunteered with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and generously donated to the homeless. George belonged to Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, Alvarado I.D.E.S and Newark P.F.S.A. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM with a 6:00 PM Vigil at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538. An 11:00 AM Mass of Resurrection will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 41933 Blacow Rd, Fremont, CA 94538. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in San Jose, CA.

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  1. George was a sweet, generous, thoughtful man, and I will always be grateful that he was my friend. My condolences to all his family and friends. May his memory be a blessing to us all

  2. I am so sorry to hear that George has passed he was so much fun working with at Tsa man did we have a blast and of course we kept in touch on Facebook this is a major loss for everybody and I’m so saddened by this I pray for your family you are in our hearts and prayers every day god bless you George you’re with the angels now

  3. We are very saddened by this loss. George was a loving and kind man. He was a wonderful nephew and cousin. Love and prayers to the family. Love, John, Penny & Emily Matos.

  4. I’ll miss you so much George! It was easy to love you. Thank you for all the wonderful times we shared. I’ll see you when I see you❤️

  5. Debbie, Craig and I can’t begin to tell you how saddened we are for your Mom and you and the rest of the family. We go back a very long way. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and especially our very good friend, Nina. Please give her our love.

  6. George was a very good friend of mine. I am terribly saddened by the news of his passing. I will miss him beyond words. My condolences to his family.

  7. My condolences to the Matos family. George and I met in high school. He was kind, compassionate, and a gentle soul. May he Rest In Peace.

  8. My condolences to the family. George was an amazing man I have known and loved him most of my life. From attending school with him to work and parties. He will never be forgot he was such a loving person. With a hilarious personality we have a beautiful angel up there R.I.P my friend I miss you.

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family especially Debbie and Senhora Beginia. George was such an amazing person inside and out. Reminded me so much of his dad. He will be greatly missed.
    I still can’t believe your gone my friend. Words can’t express how grateful I am to have had you in my life. Thanksgiving will never be the same…. our times together we’re always so much fun and full of laughter. you Will be greatly missed and never forgotten. I love George!

  10. George had an excellent attitude and zest for life, he will be missed greatly! My thoughts are with his family, that they find strength at this most difficult time.

  11. Goerge was a caring gental soul he will be missed my condolences to the family may God give them the strength at this difficult time. May he rest in peace at God’s side

  12. Hi George, You were way too young to leave us. It was a joy knowing you and I remember all the fun and giggles we had at PHI.

  13. I consider it a privilege to have worked with George at PPMSI. He was a delightful coworker and we will all miss him.

  14. Words can’t express the sadness I feel, George had a heart a gold and you can better believe where he was there was always laughs around him. I’ll drink a glass of wine in his honor You’ll truly be missed George. 🙁

  15. With great sorrow to hear of ‘Lil’ George’s passing. His love of family, compassion, humor, gentleness, curiosity, strive, energy, adventure for life, great stories and friendship will be so missed. Our condolences to his family.

  16. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my friend George Matos. God called him home so early. I will miss him very much, and wish for him to rest in peace.

  17. “What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget”
    Author Unknown

  18. RIP MY FRIEND. You were the best friend any one could have. You have helped a lot of homeless people out there. And we thank you. Your story will never be forgotten. The father has taken you home. Your safe. But not forgotten.

  19. I can not find the right words to express the sadness or the loss of my friend George, I keep expecting a text or call. RIP sweetie

  20. George, u will be so missed…I’m outta words which is unbelievable…may you rest in paradise…I love you forever…aloha oe, until we meet again…janice

  21. Love and prayers to the family.George will be missed but not forgotten. We worked many hours together at OSH, and he always had me smiling. LOVE..

  22. I worked with George for many years. He always put a smile on my face with his positive attitude he was always happy and smiling. My condolences to all his family and friends. May his memory be a blessing to us all.
    Love Dan & Shelly

  23. George, what can I say? You were such a wonderful person, always telling us stories of your escapades. You were always such a delight to be around. We were supposed to get together for a glass of wine or whatever at the Huddle, I will get my glass of wine someday when we meet again. I didn’t see you very often after I left Orchard but we would occasionally run into each other. You were such a character to be loved by so many. Condolences to Debbie and Bengina and the rest of the family. RIP my friend.

  24. Dear Nina and family,

    May the love of family & friends comfort and strengthen you and Debbie in the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love & Sympathy,
    The Merkels,
    Bette, Dennis, Brian, and Rebecca

  25. George, I fondly remember our get-togethers at Cole’s, the Florence in Niles, and at your place, together with our working together at OSH. My prayers go out to you and to your family on their loss. Rest in peace.

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