Dolores J. "Dee" Matthews

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Dolores Juliet "Dee" Matthews, 81, of Westminster, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at home.

Born Feb. 16, 1931, in Denver, Colo., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie Piroddi Santarelli. She was the wife of Norris Wesley "Wes" Matthews Jr., who died May 23, 2003.

She was retired as a buyer/administrator from PYA Monarch. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are children and spouses Verna and Ronald Davidson, of Westminster, Norris "Joe" W. III and Cindy Matthews, of Middle River, Jill Mullineaux, of Cambridge, and Valerie and Edward Mehl III, of Westminster; a brother, Dominic Santarelli, of Middle River; a sister Jacqueline Fiore, of Broomfield, Colo.; grandchildren Nicole Dee Grabarits, Krystal Lynn Knauth and spouse John, Edward William Mehl IV, Jaclynn Valerie Mehl, and Wesley Matthews Mehl; and a great-granddaughter, Hope Juliet Knauth.

She was predeceased by sisters Josephine Carpinello and Marianne Baird; and a brother, Robert Santarelli.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster. Interment will be in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 1 Charles Center, 100 N. Charles St., Suite 234, Baltimore, MD 21201.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 12, 2012
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