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Guy Matarelli

September 19, 1916 September 21, 2008
Guy Matarelli
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Peoria Heights Guy Matarelli, 92, of Peoria Heights passed away at 4:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2008, at his residence. Born on September 19, 1916, in Toluca, Ill., to Adam and Jenny Bartolomucci Matarelli, he married Rosetta Fulgenzi on June 27, 1945, in Springfield, Ill. She survives. Also surviving are one son, James(Colleen) Matarelli of Peoria, two daughters, Carol(Carl) Cox of Northbrook, and Diane(Gary) Bussman of Peoria, eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Robert Matarelli of Chicago, and one sister in law, Edith Matarelli of Peoria. Guy was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. He worked in his family operated grocery store in Peoria Heights for fifty four years until it closed in 1978. Guy served in the Army during WW11 and flew 40 missions in the South Pacific. He was a 1934 graduate of Spalding Institute and lifelong member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at St. Thomas Church, with Msgr. William Watson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m.Tuesday at St. Thomas Church with a rosary recitation at 6:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the Mass on Wednesday. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Wright and Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to O.S.F. Hospice, St. Jude Midwest Affiliate or to the St. Thomas Building Fund. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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