José "Emilio" Mata, 63, of Raynham, MA, formerly of Brockton, MA, born October 14, 1959, passed away on November 23, 2022. Emilio leaves behind his daughters, Dulce Mata Azurdia, and Christina Cruz along with three grandchildren, Arianna, Pedrito, and Camila. He also leaves behind one of the loves of his life, his fiancé, Zoila Rodríguez, and stepchildren. Brother of Juan Mata and Adelaida Casanola. Widow of the late Maria E. Mata (Bejarano) of Brockton, MA. Many knew him as El Cubano or El Cubano de la Funeraria. Emilio was born in La Isabela de Sagua, Cuba to the late Jose Mata and Yolanda (Laportilla) Mata. He came to the US at the age of 10, fleeing Cuba with his parents and siblings. He was a proud Cuban American who loved Boston and this country, as much as he loved his own Cuba. His favorite hobbies were fishing and camping. Emilio's career was in the funeral service for over 20 years and was always the bearer of sad news, but he was always compassionate and caring. He was the big mean looking guy that was a teddy bear inside and always lended a hand to anyone that needed it. In his life, he's met so many amazing people that he called friends, many of which were very close to him till the end. Visiting hours at the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home 10 Tower St. (Opp. Forest Hills MBTA Station) Jamaica Plain on Friday December 2 from 4-8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church 14 Montebello Rd. Jamaica Plain on Saturday December 3 at 10 am. Interment will follow at Melrose Cemetery, Brockton.