Leona DeMatteo, 88, of Olyphant, died Thursday at Geisinger Community Medical Center. She was the widow of Patrick F. DeMatteo, who died in 1999.
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Born in Jefferson Twp., daughter of the late Fred and Emma Bentler Clemens, she resided in Olyphant for all of her married life and was a member of Holy Cross Parish, St. Patrick's Church.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful cook who enjoyed making all of the traditional Italian dishes. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by three sons, Thomas DeMatteo and wife, Joan, Roaring Brook Twp.; Michael DeMatteo and wife, Kim, Florida; and James DeMatteo and wife, Marlene, Allentown; a daughter-in-law, Sandra DeMatteo, Madison Twp.; two sisters, Alice Spaar, Branford, Conn.; and Gladys Zawicki, Mount Cobb; 13 grandchildren, Thomas, Christopher, James, Jordan, Frank, Jason, Tanya, Danielle, Michael, Sam, Nicholas, Joseph and Patrick DeMatteo; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Patrick DeMatteo Jr.; a sister, Mildred Plociniak; and two brothers, John and Ralph Clemens.
The funeral will be Monday from the James M. Margotta Funeral Home, 1019 Main St., Peckville, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Cross Parish, St. Patrick's Church, Olyphant. Interment St. Mary of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.
Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. For online condolences, go to www.mar gottafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 7, 2012