BROOKFIELD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Elizabeth M. Matteo, of Masury, Ohio, gracefully and peacefully entered eternal rest, on Friday, September 11, 2020 while a patient at Sharon Regional Hospital, following a period of declining health. She was 96.
Elizabeth was born May 31, 1924 at home in Brookfield, Ohio, a daughter to Anthony and Mary (Magna) DeMarco.
A 1942 graduate of Brookfield High School and she married the love of her life, Frank L. Matteo, on June 15, 1946. Together, they started a family and born to this union were three daughters, Marilyn Elizabeth, Nancy and Mary Jo.
She had first worked at Westinghouse Electric during WWII and later at the former Strauss Department Store, Sharon, as well as Valley View Department Store, Brookfield, however, her most rewarding job was being a homemaker for her family.
She was a member of the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sharon and was currently a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Vienna, Ohio.
In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards, bingo, traveling, gardening and canning. She had a gift of making bread and pasta. She would often reminisce about dancing with her husband.
Her survivors include her daughters, Marilyn Elizabeth Smolenski and her husband, Lou, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nancy Pushcar and her husband, Tony, of Brookfield and Mary Jo Sanitate and her husband, Chuck, of West Middlesex, Pennsylvania; her grandchildren, whom she dearly loved, Louis (Jill) Smolenski, Michael (Julie) Smolenski, Holly (Dr. Dominic) Lefoer, Joe Pushcar (fiancée, Sue Davis), Addie (Jason) Hogg and Ashley (Adam) Barr; her great-grandchildren, Katie, Erin, Anthony, Matteo, Carmen, Corbin, Liviana and Angelina, whom filled her heart with joy and her sister, Kathryn Rotunna of Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, who died April 16, 1999 and by her siblings, Josephine Casiere, William DeMarco, Mary DeMarco and Dominic DeMarco.
A time of gathering to honor Mrs. Matteo’s life will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, 379 State Route 7 SE, Brookfield, OH 44403.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Thomas the Apostle, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, OH 44473, where family and friends may also call from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Social distancing and masks are highly recommended.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Brookfield Township Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com.
As suggested by her family, memorial contributions can be made to MERP (Medical Equipment Recycling Program), 707 Sharon-New Castle Road, Farrell, PA 16121 or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Her family would like to thank the staff at O’Brien Memorial Nursing Home for their dedicated care.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Elizabeth M. (DeMarco) Matteo, please visit our floral store.
A television tribute will air Monday, September 14 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.
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