Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, March 30, at the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell and 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lowellville, with Fr. John Jerek officiating, for Theresa M. “Tia” Matisi, 61, who passed away Tuesday morning, March 26 at Sunrise of Poland Assisted Living.
Theresa was born January 22, 1958 in Youngstown, the daughter of John B. and Gertrude R. Scholze Matisi.
She was a 1976 graduate of Lowellville High School and a 1978 graduate of Youngstown State University with an Associate in Business Administration Degree and worked as a Pharmacy Tech at the Campbell Pharmacy, her family owned business.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church; the Holy Rosary Woman’s Guild and was a CCD Teacher for over 20 years, mostly preparing the First Holy Communion Classes.
Tia was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan and an avid cat lover.
She leaves to cherish her memory her siblings, John (Dana) Matisi of Hubbard, Dr. Cate Matisi of Stewart, MaryAnne (Ken) Boris of North Ridgeville and Tony (Laraine) Matisi of Lowellivlle; 12 nieces and nephews; her dearest friend, Nici Wilaj and her sisters, Mary Morrone, Gina Harren, Lisa Donofrio and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barbara Ostrom.
The Matisi family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home in Campbell and will receive family and friends on Friday evening, March 29 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
A television tribute will air Thursday, March 28 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.