Irene T. Matusek

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August 29, 2012

Irene T. Matusek of Main Street, Mocanaqua, passed on into eternity Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at the Berwick Village II.

Born April 3, 1930 in Mocanaqua, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Kathryn (Spernoga) Matusek.

Miss Matusek graduated from the former Shickshinny High School and worked her entire life in the family business, Matusek's Market, until the market closed in 2005.

Irene enjoyed spending time going on bus trips to the casinos. Irene loved her flowers and her garden. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish/St. Mary's Church, Mocanaqua, and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church.

She loved her family very much, always giving and never wanting. She will be in our hearts forever.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Elizabeth, Catherine, Mary Matusek, Ann Matusek Mitros; and one brother, Frank Matusek.

Miss Matusek is survived by two brothers, John and Joseph Matusek, both of Mocanaqua; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., 77 N. Main St., Shickshinny, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit Parish/St. Mary's Church with her pastor, the Rev. Donald Williams, as celebrant. Burial will be in Ascension Cemetery, Mocanaqua. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. The Altar and Rosary Society will say the rosary at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the , or to the Henry Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. For additional information, or to send condolences, please visit

Published in Times Leader on Sept. 1, 2012