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Behm Funeral Homes, Inc.

1477 Jefferson Rd, Jefferson, PA

OBITUARY

Janet Rae Matteucci

November 22, 1929January 1, 2020
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Janet Rae Welling Matteucci, 90, of Redstone Highlands Senior Community in North Huntingdon, formerly of Rices Landing, died January 1, 2020. She was born November 22, 1929 in Allison, a daughter of the late Orville “Skinny” and Mary Zivny Welling. Mrs. Matteucci grew up in Mather and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1947. On April 5, 1949 she married Renardo A. Matteucci, who died April 24, 1994. After her marriage she lived most of her life in Rices Landing where she and her husband owned and operated R.A. Matteucci Beer Distributor for forty years. She had also worked in her husband’s Jefferson Township Tax Office for twelve years. Janet and her husband were active in many veterans, fraternal, and civic organizations in Greene County. She was a member of the former St. Thomas/St. Marcellus Roman Catholic Church and the Catholic Women’s Guild, a former President of the Town and Country Garden Club of Rices Landing, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #816 of Rices Landing, the Dry Tavern Card Club for over fifty years, the Brownsville Sons of Italy Rosa Garibaldi Lodge, the Greene County Country Club, the Jessop Boat Club, and the former member of the Community Foundation of Greene County, who administers the Renardo Matteucci Family Scholarship Fund at the Jefferson-Morgan High School. Janet enjoyed traveling and did so extensively throughout the United States, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe. She traveled with her husband and later alone or with each of her daughters, and with each of her eleven grandchildren. She also enjoyed dancing to “Big Band” music, playing cards, her garden and socializing with her family and friends and telling stories. She has spent the last few years at Redstone Highlands Senior Community in North Huntingdon, where she enjoyed making a lot of new friends, playing cards, Wii bowling, shooting pool, serving on various committees and still telling her stories. Surviving are four daughters, Reneé Matteucci of Millsboro, DE, Richelle Marini of Dry Tavern, Regina Davis and her husband Keith of North Huntingdon, and Robin Matteucci of Leesburg, VA. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren; she was a very proud grandma of Megan (Jeremy) Smith, Rennie (Sarah) Barchiesi, Marc (Jamie), Nick, Dane (Lisa Vetere) Marini, Elizabeth (Jesús) Torres, Hilary Davis, Brecken, Marek, Reid, and Gillian Auchterlonie; and five great grandchildren, William and Alexander Smith, Leo and Lucy Marini and Isla Torres. Deceased are a sister, Hazel Muscavitch, four brothers, Richard Welling, Jessie Welling, Frank Welling and Thomas Welling. Friends will be received from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020, in the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Matthias Parish, St. Marcellus Worship site, Jefferson, PA, with Fr. J. Francis Frazer officiating. Entombment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Renardo Matteucci Family Scholarship Fund, Community Foundation of Greene County, 108 E. High St., Waynesburg, PA 15370, www.cfgcpa.org. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 5, 2020
  • Blessing Service Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 6, 2020

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Janet Kowalczyk

January 7, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a gracious lady in the true sense of the word. Her smile lit up her face... and the room. I always admired her poise and grace, she seemed so calm in any situation. I never heard her say a bad word about anyone.

Thank you so much for sharing your family photos on these pages. What an adventure you all had! I remember when she first told me that she would take each grandchild on a trip of their choice and thinking that it was such a wonderful idea. I hope that all of you girls get the opportunity to do the same.

We were all blessed to have known her.

Ronald Conley

January 5, 2020

To the Matteucci Family

Barb and I are said to hear of the passing of your Mother. She was a kind hearted person. We enjoyed the time spent with your parents. My children never forget the first time I took them to your house and they went swimming in your pool. There are a lot of great memories. We will miss your Mom as we do your Dad. God Bless You

Diane Dukate Kinney

January 4, 2020

So sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. I have known her all my life and always thought the world of her. She always had a smile and a kind word for any and all. She was one of the Great Ladies of Rices Landing. Not many left from that generation. My deepest sympathy to her wonderful daughters and her Grands.

Juliet Cox

January 4, 2020

Janet “Wheresyourwalker” was one of my favorite stories she would tell me. She had the brightest smile and always made you feel important. I was lucky enough to spend almost every night for two years in her presence. I caught her dancing from time to time and not to long ago won a dance battle with one of her nurses. I am grateful and honored to have her grace my life. I am a better person person for knowing her. Thank you so much to her family for sharing her with us. Much love and hugs to you all and my prayers are with you. She now is dancing on the streets of gold.

Sunshine

Mary Jane Smith

January 3, 2020

I only knew Janet at the Terrace Unit at Redstone. She always had a smile on her face and I so enjoyed visiting and kidding with her. I will miss her there, but know she is truly happy now and with her beloved husband. My sincere sympathy to her family.
Mary Jane Smith
Daughters-in-law of Ruth Smith (Terrace Unit)

Lucille DeFrank

January 3, 2020

I am so sincerely saddened to hear this news. Janet was a wonderful gentlewoman always the picture of class and grace. One of the sweetest, nicest ladies I have met all my life. My prayers to Rene and the rest of the family for strength to get through this difficult time.

Carol Harrison

January 3, 2020

I was invited in to the card club by Hazel and Janet and will always remember the friendship and fun learning the game and partnering with all the players. Memories made and remembered. Rest in blessed peace

Georgia Willis Fauber

January 3, 2020

Oh, what an angel your mom was.....is. I am the better for having had her in my life ... all my life. Walk with honor knowing the mom and dad that God provided for you gave you such a strong foundation in life. Your mom loved you and all of her family completely......as it continued to grow. Know that, and come together as her precious family to celebrate while feeling this great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you today...and, tomorrow....and, the next.....

Warmly, Georgia, Daughter Number 5

Donna Higinbotham

January 2, 2020

Mrs. Matteucci was a lovely woman. We attended St. Marcellus church and looked forward to seeing her. She always had a kind word for everyone.

We offer our sympathy,
The Higinbotham Family

Anna Thralls

January 2, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. She was always smiling and was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Many prayers for all of her family. May she Rest In Peace.

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