Farming Rural 19

Elizabeth M. (DeMarco) Matteo

May 31, 1924 ~ September 11, 2020 (age 96)



Elizabeth M. Matteo, of Masury, Ohio, gracefully and peacefully entered eternal rest, on Friday, September 11, 2020, while a patient at Sharon Regional Hospital, following a period of declining health. She was 96.

Elizabeth was born May 31, 1924, at home in Brookfield, Ohio, a daughter to Anthony and Mary (Magna) DeMarco.

A 1942 graduate of Brookfield High School, she married the love of her life, Frank L. Matteo, on June 15, 1946. Together, they started a family and born to this union were three daughters: Marilyn Elizabeth, Nancy, and Mary Jo.

She had first worked at Westinghouse Electric during WWII, and later at the former Strauss Department Store, Sharon, as well as Valley View Department Store, Brookfield. However, her most rewarding job was being a homemaker for her family.

She was a member of the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sharon, and is currently a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Vienna, Ohio.

In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards, bingo, traveling, gardening, and canning. She had a gift of making bread & pasta. She would often reminisce about dancing with her husband.

Her survivors include: her daughters, Marilyn Elizabeth Smolenski & her husband Lou, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nancy Pushcar & her husband Tony, of Brookfield, and Mary Jo Sanitate & her husband Chuck, of West Middlesex, PA; her grandchildren whom she dearly loved, Louis (Jill) Smolenski, Michael (Julie) Smolenski, Holly (Dr. Dominic) Lefoer, Joe Pushcar (fiancée Sue Davis), Addie (Jason) Hogg, & Ashley (Adam) Barr; her great-grandchildren, Katie, Erin, Anthony, Matteo, Carmen, Corbin, Liviana, & Angelina, whom filled her heart with joy; and her sister, Kathryn Rotunna, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, who died April 16, 1999; and by her siblings, Josephine Casiere, William DeMarco, Mary DeMarco, & Dominic DeMarco.

A time of gathering to honor Mrs. Matteo’s life will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020, from 5-7 PM, in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, located at 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM, at St. Thomas the Apostle, 4453 Warren-Sharon Rd., Vienna, Ohio 44473, where family and friends may also call from 10-11:00 AM. Social distancing and masks are highly recommended.

She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Brookfield Township Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at

As suggested by her family, memorial contributions can be made to MERP (Medical Equipment Recycling Program), 707 Sharon-New Castle Rd., Farrell, Pennsylvania 16121 (or) the charity of the donor’s choice.

Her family would like to thank the staff at O’Brien Memorial Nursing Home for their dedicated care.

Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Matteo was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director. (330-509-3135)

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Gathering of Family and Friends
September 14, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Briceland Funeral Service
379 State Route 7 SE
Brookfield, OH 44403

Gathering of Family and Friends
September 15, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
4453 Warren-Sharon Rd.
Vienna, OH 44473

Mass of Christian Burial
September 15, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
4453 Warren-Sharon Rd.
Vienna, OH 44473

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