Obituary of Matthew DeMayo
Matthew George DeMayo, 33 of Dickinson, ND
went home to be with God and his loved ones gone before him on August 1, 2018.
He is survived by his mother, Vivian Gioia; his father and step-mother, Bruce and Linda DeMayo; his brother and his wife, Jeff and Liz DeMayo along with their son, his nephew and Godson, Jackson DeMayo; his step-brother, Chris Gilgosch; his grandmother Anna LaSpina; his Godmother and Aunt Gina Nawrocik, her husband Jon and their daughter Anya; his Goddaughter Ava Gioia, her parents, Bobby and Caitlin Gioia; his Uncle Dave Gioia and his wife Candy; his Aunt Denise Gioia; his Uncle Vince Gioia and his wife Nancy; his Uncle Rob Gioia; his Aunt Donna Micallef and her husband Joe; his Uncle Ron Gioia and his wife Jacqueline; and many cousins: Lori, Michael, Vincent, and Viviana Grether; Melissa, Michael, Joseph, Chloe, and Gabriel Fernandes; Deanna and Christina Micallef; Tanya, Ray, Dylan, Coen, and Ryan Rinnier; David, Adam, and Marta Buckingham; Alexander and Julliette Gioia.
Matthew is proceeded by his grandparents Vincent Gioia, and George and Norma DeMayo.
Matthew left behind many friends in Florida and North Dakota: Kelee Nesmith; Shane Rome and his fiancé Casey, and their children Paige, Quincy, Dane, and Madi; West NeVille and his wife Rachel and their children Kimber and Easton; Justin Apple and his wife Kayla and their children Apollo and Athena; Matt Murray; Daniel Scott; Jon Lowery as well as many others.
Matthew was employed at ConocoPhillips in Dickenson, North Dakota. He studied Petroleum Engineering at Williston State College. Matt’s responsibilities as a Multi Skilled Operator (MSO) included operating 33 oil pumping wells where he was responsible for production of around 3,000 bbls of oil daily. Some of his daily tasks included oil and gas sales, pump optimization, maintenance coordination and production accounting. Matt not only looked out for his safety but he kept a close eye on his fellow Multi Skilled Operators to ensure everyone made it home safe every day.
Matt was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida and loved sports, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, and Florida Gators. Matthew also enjoyed playing fantasy football with his family and friends. Matthew was highly proud of his two fantasy football championships. Matthew collected model cars, Marvel comics (books and Movies) and loved to play golf. Matthew’s favorite thing to do was to spend time with his family and friends. He looked forward to every opportunity to come back to Florida for visits.
There will be a visitation with family from 10am-12pm on Friday, August 10 at Maximo Presbyterian Church located at 3200-58th Avenue South in St. Petersburg, FL with the service immediately following. The burial will take place afterwards at Woodlawn Memory Gardens, 101-58th Street South.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Matt’s name can be directed to the Petroleum and TrainND program scholarships at the Williston State College Foundation, PO Box 1286, Williston, ND 58802-1286.