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Denise Blazis-Mataya

ATHENS - Denise Blazis-Mataya, 43, of Athens, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011 at St. John's Hospital.

Denise was born October 29, 1967 in Springfield, the daughter of Robert Blazis and Virginia Costa.

Denise was a graduate of Petersburg PORTA High School and worked at Franny's. She volunteered at Cantrall Elementary School and enjoyed playing golf, swimming at the lake, gardening, baking and making jams, her specialty being white peach jam. She was a loving daughter, sister and a very devoted mother to her son, Vincent.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Blazis; grandfather, Robert Layendecker; and grandparents, John and Isabelle Blazis.

She is survived by her son, Vincent Mataya; mother, Ginny Costa of Petersburg; brother, Mark (wife, Sue) Blazis of LaGrange Park; grandmother, Rita Layendecker of Springfield; uncle, John Blazis of Punta Gorda, FL; aunt, Martie Blazis of Springfield; aunts and uncles, Linda (Mike) Knox, Suzanne Horn, Trish (Mark) Andracke, Bob (Pam) Layendecker, all of Springfield and Bill (Mary) Layendecker of Champaign; ten cousins; and numerous very special friends.

Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Menard County Rescue Squad, 809 Old Salem Road #1, Petersburg, IL 62675.

Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.

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