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Laura Matonis

MATONIS, LAURA (ZIELINSKI) 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Dominic and Boleslaw "Bill' Matonis. Born on Staten Island, NY, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Johanna (Mikasz) Zielinski. Laura worked at Royal Electric and Seekonk Lace, Pawtucket for many years. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was a voracious reader. She leaves a son, Dr. Peter M. Matonis and his wife Sheila of Seekonk; four grandchildren, Kristen (Joseph) DiMuccio, Maura Letourneau, Michael (Nicole) Matonis and Beth (Robert) Gilfeather; nine great-grandchildren and two sisters, Anne Parente of North Providence and Mary Vigiard of Attleboro. Laura also leaves many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Sophie Heon, Frank, Edward and Stanley Zielinski. Her funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Teresa Church, 358 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Interment will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. VISITATION will be Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the American Parkinson's Association, RI Chapter, P.O. Box 41659, Providence, RI 02904 or the Life Care Center, Activity Fund, 969 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703 will be appreciated. TRIPPFUNERALHOME.com

Published in The Providence Journal on Apr. 22, 2013
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