Mary Jo (Matranga) Hood Obituary

Mary Jo (Matranga)  Hood
Mary Jo (Matranga) Hood

February 28, 1935 - January 9, 2018
Born in San Jose, CA
Resided in Los Gatos, California


Mary Jo was born and raised in San Jose, graduated from Notre Dame High School. Mary Jo worked at a dental office and then went on to be a realtor in Los Gatos for many years. She enjoyed fly fishing, gardening and spent many happy times at her families ranch in Morgan Hill. Mary Jo was a member of the Flycasters of San Jose where she taught fly casting at Los Gatos Creek Park and organized yearly barbecues. She always enjoyed her annual fishing trips with her friends. Mary Jo loved her many cats throughout the years. She was known for adopting and taking care of strays in her neighborhood. She was not only a good neighbor but a great friend. She was always there to watch neighbors houses while on vacation, getting their mail or feeding their cats. The same could be said for her neighbors. They weren’t only neighbors, they were cherished friends that were always there for her. We will all miss her smile, unique sense of humor and feistiness.

Mary Jo was the daughter of the late John and Hazel Matranga, sister to the late John Matranga II, Walter Matranga and sister in law to the late Patty Matranga, Nell Matranga, dearest aunt to the late Steve Matranga (Susan), John Matranga III (MiMi), Kathy Benson (Stan), Beloved great aunt to 4 nieces and 1 nephew.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Luncheon on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. at Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Avenue, San Jose. Private Interment at Oak Hill Memorial Park.




Funeral Home
Lima-Campagna-Alameda Mission Chapel
600 South Second Street
San Jose, CA US 95112