George M. Matrone, 98, of Duryea, died Friday at home. He was married to the former Lottie Misorek, who died in 2000.
Born in Old Forge, he was the son of the late Alphonso and Concetta Lanucata Matrone. He attended Old Forge public schools. Before his retirement, he was employed at Roy Stauffer Chevrolet. He was a member of the Nativity of Our Lord Church, a member of the Dupont Polka Lites, the PA Polka and the Pittston Senior Citizens Center.
George's life revolved around his beloved family. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and his dog, Candi.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Hospice of Sacred Heart for their compassionate care, with special thanks to Drs. Dzielak, Peters, Liptock, Eagen and Stefanelli; and caregivers Silvia, Regina, Nina and Rita.
Surviving are a son, Alphonse Matrone and wife, Carolyn, Clarks Summit; a daughter, Deborah Bardar, Duryea, and companion, Robert Mancuso, Jermyn; two sisters, Josephine Matrone and Norma Serino, both of Old Forge; two grandchildren, Dr. Alphonse Matrone and wife, Thea; and Mario Matrone and wife, Karen; five great-grandchildren, Alphonse, Giavanna, Mario, Natalia and Giuliana; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Anthony and Ralph; four sisters, Mary Matrone, Lucy Balzano, Jennie Miletta and Margaret Bossi.
The funeral will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge, followed by Mass at 10 at the Nativity of Our Lord Parish at Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. Interment, parish cemetery.
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