By Josh Resnek
Michael Matarazzo, one of Everett’s best known and best liked former public officials, died suddenly last Thursday.
He was 68.
Mike “Marty” Matarazzo
Mr. Matarazzo’s death was made all the more difficult and impossible to deal with for his family and friends because it occurred so close to the recent death of his son, Michael in April at the age of 36.
Mr. Matarazzo was devastated and he was thrown into a state of deep despair by his son’s death – as was his entire family.
It is very likely that “Marty” as he was lovingly known, died of a broken heart.
Mike Matarazzo as city clerk was among the most widely known and respected public servants in Everett’s modern his- tory. He cast a substantial presence in the clerk’s office during his 11 year tenure as city clerk.
Mr. Matarazzo was a good looking man with a great smile and a hearty laugh and a good sense of humor. He was a major league character in the life and times of the city of Everett. He knew of what he spoke at all times. Residents with needs were always drawn to him – and he never disappointed them.
He was an honest, hard-working, intelligent public official at city hall as clerk and as a member of the former Board of Aldermen many years before.Continue reading “Michael Matarazzo, Former City Clerk, Historian, Musician, Politician, Real Estate Broker – an Everett Man for All Seasons”