Rose Mattei, 98, left with Jesus on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from the Highland Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family.
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Born in Exeter on Sept. 26, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Nancy Carpenter Pepe. She attended St. Cecilia's Grade School and was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and was a lifetime member of the Christian Mother's Society.
She was a dedicated homemaker, spending most of her time tending to her husband and four children. She was a loving Grammy who loved to bake cookies for her grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking and canning.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Mattei in 1992; and a son Roy (Butch) Mattei in 2004; and a grandson, Roger (Buddy) Mattei in 2002. Also brothers, Angelo, John and Samuel Pepe; and sister, Carmella Kofera.
Rose is survived by daughter, Regina and her husband, John Pesta, Conway, S.C.; son, Roger and his wife, Elizabeth, Falls; and son, Richard and his wife, Donna Mattei, Harding; grandchildren, Denise DiBiasi and her husband, Fran; Erica Mattei, Beth Mattei-Miller and husband, Jason; Rebecca Mattei, Matthew Mattei, Mark Mattei and his wife, Hillary; and Michael Mattei; great-grandchildren, Francesca and Nicholas DiBiasi; Joshua Cremard, Bianca Mattei-Miller and Dylan Miller.
Relatives and friends are invited to visitation on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A Mass of Chrisitan Burial will follow at 10 at St. Barbara Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 28 Memorial St., Exeter, with the Rev. Phil Massetti, O.S.J., pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.
The family would like to thank the staff of Highland Manor for the compassionate care given to their mother during her stay.
To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 5, 2013
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