Rose Mattei, 98, left with Jesus on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from the Highland Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Exeter on Sept. 26, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Dominick and Nancy Carpenter Pepe.
She attended St. Cecilia's grade school, was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and was a lifetime member of the Christian Mothers 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, 1992; son Roy (Butch) Mattei, 2004; grandson, Roger (Buddy) Mattei, 2002; 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; son Richard and his wife, Donna Mattei, Harding; grandchildren, Denise DiBiasi and her husband, Fran; Erica Mattei; Beth Mattei-Miller and her husband, Jason; Rebecca Mattei; Matthew Mattei; Mark Mattei and his wife, Hillary, and Michael Mattei; and great-grandchildren, Francesca DiBiasi, Joshua Cremard, Bianca Mattei-Miller, Dylan Miller and Nicholas DiBiasi.
The family thanks the staff of Highland Manor for the compassionate care given to their mother during her stay.
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 Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Barbara Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 28 Memorial St., Exeter, with the Rev. Phil Massetti, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.
To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.