Bachelor in Philosophy, Our Lady of Providence Seminary College. Licentiate of Sacred Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1972. Doctor in Canon Law, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1983.
He previously served as Bishop of Burlington. After attending Louisiana Salle Academy and Our Lady of Providence Seminary College, where he obtained his bachelor"s degree in philosophy, he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop James Hickey on December 17, 1971, in Saint Peter"s Basilica. From the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Matano earned his Licentiate of Sacred Theology (1972) and Doctorate in Canon Law (1983).
He served as assistant pastor in Johnston (1972–1973) and a professor at his alma mater of Our Lady of Providence Seminary College (1972-1977) before becoming Diocesan Director of Priests" Personnel in 1977.
Matano was diocesan assistant Chancellor in 1980. He pursued his graduate studies in Rome until 1983.
Upon his return, he served as Vicar for Administration and Company-Chancellor until 1991, when he was made secretary to the American nuncio, Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan. Matano was Providence"s Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia from 1992 to 1997, when he returned to pastoral work, serving as a parish priest until 2000 at Saint Sebastian"s Church in Providence, Rhode Island. From 1995 to 2000, he served as a Special Lecturer in the Undergraduate and Graduate Departments of Theology at Providence College.
In January 2000, Matano returned to his service in the American nunciature as secretary to the Nuncio, Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo Higuera.
He was raised to the rank of Honorary Prelate of His Holiness in 1985 and Protonotary Apostolic in 1993. On March 3, 2005, Matano was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Burlington, Vermont, by Pope John Paul World War II He received his episcopal consecration on the following April 19 from Archbishop Montalvo Higuera, with Archbishop Seán Patrick O"Malley, OFM Cap, and Bishop Kenneth Angell serving as co-consecrators. Matano later succeeded Angell as the ninth Bishop of Burlington on November 9 of that same year.
Matano currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Saint John"s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts.
In December 2008, he attended a trial in the city of Burlington in order to hear about unresolved clerical abuse affairs that occurred within the diocese in the 1970s. On November 6, 2013, he was named to succeed Bishop Matthew H. Clark as bishop of the Diocese of Rochester, New New York His installation took place on January 3, 2014.