The Everett community recently lost one of its all-time leading citizens with the passing last week of Michael G. “Marty” Matarazzo.
Mr. Matarazzo, who was only 68, truly was a man of many talents and abilities.
He served on the Everett City Council for 22 years before taking on the posts of Assistant City Clerk, City Clerk, and then, after his retirement, as a member of the Everett Retirement Board.
In his non-public persona, Mr. Matarazzo wrote two books about the history of his beloved City of Everett, with an emphasis on the great Everett tradition in football. His late son, Michael J., was a running back on the EHS Super Bowl teams from 2001-2003.
He was in demand as a toastmaster and speaker at civic events because of his wit and his unsurpassed knowledge of all things Everett and Crimson Tide. In addition, Mr. Matarazzo was an accomplished vocalist who sang with many bands.
Mr. Matarazzo was a true Renaissance Man in so many respects, but his first and greatest love was reserved for his wife Denise and their family.
We know we join with all of our fellow residents of the city in offering our condolences to Denise, their son Matthew and daughter Gina, his grandchildren, and his extended family members upon the passing of this wonderful man who truly is irreplaceable in the Everett community.
May he rest in peace.