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1966 Teresa 2020

Teresa Mati

November 25, 1966 — July 7, 2020

Teresa Livigni Mati, aged 53 years young, passed away peacefully in her Springville Utah home on July 7th, 2020, after a 5 year long battle with breast cancer. She was born November 25th, 1966 in Brooklyn New York, to Anastasia and Salvatore Livigni.

Teresa lived a fulfilling life. Growing up in Brooklyn New York with her older sister Carolina, and younger brother Gioacchino, she developed a cheerful and straightforward outlook and attitude that would serve her throughout her life. She inspired many people with her smile, incredible cooking, kindness, unconditional love, charity, selflessness, tenacity, strength, faith, beauty, positivity, bluntness, a way to see the good in all situations and people, and many more rare qualities you might find in a person. Teresa loved unconditionally. She loved her four kids, two grandchildren, husband, in-laws, dog, neighbors, friends, friends of friends, people she'd met the same day (or minute), teachers, co-workers, and always gave the benefit of the doubt to the very few that could do her harm. Any person that knew Teresa will tell you she was a selfless source of light, happiness, and love.

In her early teenage years, she moved to Sicily, Italy with her family, where she would attend high school and eventually join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. Throughout her young adult years in Italy she studied multiple languages, including Italian and French. She loved doing family history research and helping others know their heritage and lineage. While in Italy, she developed a skill that would define her for years to come - her cooking. She had a gift when it came to cooking meals. Her innate culinary skill became clear when friends and colleagues would make special orders directly from her home kitchen.

During her early 20's she served an LDS mission in Italy, where she met Massimo Mati, who she would later marry in 1992, at the age of 25. While living in Italy, Teresa and Massimo had two sons. Shortly after, they moved to the United States in 2000, and had two daughters in 2005, and 2007.

Teresa had many friends. She was a great teacher of life and wisdom. Until her health condition made it impossible, she would often be found hiking in the mountains, running around town with her kids, shopping, cooking, writing encouraging words on social media, blasting music out of her car, or hanging out with her close friends and neighbors.

Condolences can be made at

Service Information: Visitation on Monday, 7/13/20 at Spring Creek 14th Ward Bldg., 672 N. 250 W. in

Springville, UT Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Service on Monday, 7/13/20 at Spring Creek 14th ward Bldg. 672 N. 250 W. in Springville,

UT at 11:00 am

There will be a live stream broadcast of the service by the mortuary on our Legacy Funerals and Cremations Facebook page.

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