Remembering a very good man ….. May he rest in peace!!
Clifford Mattio Copyright Barbara Mattio
This is a picture of my brother-in-law, Cliff Mattio. He was my husband’s younger brother, and after my husband died suddenly of a heart attack 19 years ago, he became my big brother.
For the last 19 years, he’s been my adventure buddy, my confidant, my partner in crime. He’s always been there for me, and never once let me down. He always had my back, every time.
He was a kind man, and a good man, who delighted in teasing me mercilessly, and provoked me into arguments when we took car trips together, just because it entertained him. I hated that, but I always loved him.
We shared a love of books, book shopping and reading cookbooks. He shared his family recipes with me, including the Mattio Family Sauce recipe, a truly Italian Pasta Sauce that his Italian grandmother taught him to cook…
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