Matthew Sylvio Bignotti Sr., 84 of Largo, passed away at Largo Medical Center, February 7, 2013, the day after his 84th birthday. Born in Panther, WV, he was the son of the late Pietro Giovanni and Caterina Dallamotta Bignotti. He attended Hemphill-Capels Jr. High and Welch High School. While in Welch he worked for Mort's Army Store and Mabe-Cartwright Motors. He and his family were formerly from Welch, WV, moving to Largo in 1960. He retired from Montgomery Ward. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Maxine; daughter Tammy Lombardi(Albert), son Matthew S Bignotti, Jr.(Donna) of Largo, and daughter Terri Lisa Giardina(Frank) of Apollo Beach. His grandchildren Steve Lombardi(Laura) of Brandon, Michelle Marie Bignotti of Largo, Frank Giardina III of Delray Beach, and Jason Broker(Stephanie) of S.C. who made Matthew a proud great-grandfather of two, Peyton and Evan Broker. His sisters, Dina Corbell, Garden Grove, CA, Frances Stover, Brooksville, FL, Sylvia Hutchison, Lake Havasu, AZ, and Wanda Simons (George) of Spring,TX., sisters-in-law, Kathleen Beverly, Largo, FL and Dorothy Bignotti Pack of Seminole, FL. His brother, Pete (Gudi) of Dumfries, VA, and brother-in-law, Bob Brooks of Princeton, WV. and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael, his brother, Frank, and his sisters, Mary Bignotti, and Joanna Brooks; his in-laws, Jason and Nancy Beverly, and his brothers-in-law Bob Stover, Bill Beverly, Tunis Corbell, and Jack Hutchison. Matthew enjoyed gardening, especially his beautiful orchids. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, friends and he was the life of the party. A graveside service is planned for Thursday February 14, 2013 at 12 noon in Serenity Gardens Memorial Park in Largo. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Moss Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel, 562-2080.