Louis J. Maturo, 78, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Smilow Cancer Hospital with his family by his side.  He was the husband of 47 years to Carolyn Becker Maturo. Louis was born in New Haven on April 19, 1936; son of the late Luciano and Madeline Amendola Maturo; served his country faithfully for two years in the US Navy during the Korean War and for 32 years in the Seabees.  He had worked as a dispatcher for the National Lumber Company for 45 years until his retirement.  Louis was a member of the Johnson Duckpin Friday Night Bowling League; an avid UCONN Men & Women’s basketball and Boston Celtic fan.  Father of James (Debra) Donnan and Lisa Donnan.  Grandfather of Jaymes, Krysta & Tyler Donnan and Spenser Long.  Brother of Christine Melillo, Joseph (Marion) Maturo and the late Albert Maturo and Carmel Cusano.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 10:00.  Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  The visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT  06108 or the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St.,    I-91 Tech Ctr. #3, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.