George M. Matrone, 98, of Duryea, died Friday at home.
He was married to the former Lottie Misorek, who died in 2000.
Born in Old Forge, he was a son of the late Alphonso and Concetta Lanucata Matrone. He attended Old Forge public schools. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Roy Stauffer Chevrolet.
He was a member of the Nativity of Our Lord Church, the Dupont Polka Lites, the Pennsylvania Polka and the Pittston Senior Citizens' Center.
George's life revolved around his beloved family. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and his dog, Candi.
The family thanks the staff of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their compassionate care, with special thanks to Drs. Dzielak, Peters, Liptock, Eagen and Stefanelli, and caregivers Silvia, Regina, Nina and Rita
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Anthony and Ralph; four sisters, Mary Matrone, Lucy Balzano, Jennie Miletta and Margaret Bossi.
Surviving are a son, Alphonse Matrone and his wife, Carolyn, Clarks Summit; a daughter, Deborah Bardar, Duryea, and her companion, Robert Mancuso, Jermyn; two sisters, Josephine Matrone and Norma Serino, both of Old Forge; two grandchildren, Dr. Alphonse Matrone and his wife, Thea; Mario Matrone and his wife, Karen; five great-grandchildren, Alphonse, Giavanna, Mario, Natalia and Giuliana; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. in the Nativity of Our Lord Parish at Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Louis V Ciuccio Funeral Home
145 Moosic Rd Old Forge, PA 18518
Published in Times Leader on June 29, 2013