Caroline Viola (Ditullo) Matenus, 85, formerly of Swoyersville and Wyoming, peacefully entered eternity at Manor Care Nursing Home, Laureldale, on April 30, 2013, on what would have been her 58th wedding anniversary.
She was born on March 4, 1928, in West Pittston, a daughter of the late Lena (Corridoni) Bosworth and Peter Ditullo.
She was a graduate of West Pittston High School, Class of 1946. After working in the garment manufacturing industry and being a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, she retired in 1985. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville, and of the Holy Name Society.
In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 37 years, Raymond J. Matenus, who died on May 28, 1992; and her loving friend, Charles (Carl) Artim, who died on Jan. 15, 2011.
Surviving are her daughter, Barbara, wife of John Bieber, Fleetwood; son, Paul, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Rachel and Lauren Bieber, Fleetwood; sister, Victoria, wife of Gordon Remington, Niceville, Fla.; brother, George Ditullo, husband of Rose, Trenton, N.J.; two nieces and three nephews; many devoted friends and relatives.
A heartfelt thanks is given for the kind and loving care she received from the staff at Manor Care, where she had been a resident since June 2008.
Visitation will be held at Walter R. Christ Funeral Home, Kutztown Road , Muhlenberg Township, on Saturday from 10 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 10:30 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Timothy Valentino. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Swoyersville, on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Carol to the charity that she and Ray were devoted to and visited on a trip in March 1991: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 5015 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at www.stjude.org.
Arrangements provided by Walter R. Christ Funeral Home Inc., Muhlenburg Township. For information, visit www.christfuneralhome.com.
Walter R. Christ Funeral Home, Inc. - Laureldale
3300 Kutztown Road
Laureldale, PA 19605
Published in Times Leader on May 2, 2013