Joann T. Matusinski, 73, of Mayfield, PA, died Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Matusinski who died on August 19, 2010.
Born November 6, 1943 in Carbondale, PA, she was the daughter of the late Fortunato "Footie" and Cecelia Tomaine Molinaro, and was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Carbondale.
She was a loving and devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister, cousin and friend. Her kindness, generosity and caring knew no bounds and she was beloved by her family and friends because of it. The biggest reward in her life was seeing the happiness of others. Those who knew her can never thank her enough for the love she has shown them, and will miss her forever.
She was an avid and talented baker who loved to share what she made with everyone in her life, and will be remembered as the greatest Christmas cookie baker that anyone who was lucky enough to try them had ever met.
Her son will be grateful for every meal cooked and dessert baked, every encouraging word, every ride to the movies, every Star Wars toy, video game or comic book purchased, every shirt ironed, every apartment cleaned and every hug given for as long as he lives.
She is survived by countless family and friends who will miss her greatly.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, John Molinaro.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Carbondale, celebrated by Rev. Paul Fontanella, assistant pastor. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA.
Pallbearers: Thomas Mendicino, Gary Cotroneo, Jerry Arnese, Michael Dobrowski, Glenn Haser and Francis Bianco.
Arrangements were entrusted to Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Carbondale, PA.
In lieu of flowers or mass cards, her son asks that donations be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702