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Mary Kay Matulich Obituary
Mary Kay Matulich
November 21, 1908 - April 28, 2014
Mary Kay Matulich, our beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 105 on April 28, 2014. Born in Dugi Otok, Croatia, Mary came to the United States at the age of 5, living in Colorado and Washington before settling in San Pedro, where she worked in the canneries. She attended school and pitched for the softball team until her marriage at age 16. Mary was known for her beautiful roses and stunning vegetable garden, as well as her cooking and baking. Her sharp wit and quick mind kept us all on our toes and in stitches. She is preceded in death by her husband, Anton, brothers Joe and Sam Skifich, and sisters Pearl Mirosevich, Rose Uglesich, and Elizabeth Smith, and son-in-law Frank Rodrigues. She is survived by her brother Ben Skifich; daughter Eleanor Rodrigues and son Anthony (Jackie) Matulich; grandchildren Frank (Cathy) Rodrigues, Jr., Ellen (Anthony) Pomella, Stacy (John) Meyers, and Kelly (David) Abe; great-grandchildren Geri Ann (John) Porter, Anthony (Aimee) Meyers, Steven (Britt) Meyers, Laura (Michael) Lennox, Valerie Pomella, Jennifer Meyers, and Alyssa and Keilyn Abe; great-great grandchildren Evan and Luke Porter, Yvonna Meyers, Nika Meyers, Joseph Garcia, Jr. and Michael Lennox, Jr. Our heartfelt thanks goes to Dado, Ophelia, and the wonderful people at Emerald Isle whose many kindnesses enriched Mary's life. Visitation will be Thursday, May 1 from 3-7 pm at McNerney's Mortuary. Funeral services will be private. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com.

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Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 30, 2014
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