Theresa Helen (Korzybski) Matanoski

Born: Tue., Sep. 18, 1928
Died: Thu., Jul. 25, 2013


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 29, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 29, 2013
Location: G. J. Gonce Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Tue., Jul. 30, 2013
Location: G. J. Gonce Funeral Home, P.A.

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Theresa Helen Matanoski, age 84, a resident of Riviera Beach for 55 years, passed away on July 25, 2013 at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born on September 18, 1928, in Baltimore, to the late Ida and Michael Henry Korzybski. After high school, she went to work with USF&G for about five years, then married and raised two daughters. She spent many years cooking for the nuns in the St. Jane Frances Convent, and most recently, worked at harbor hospital as a dietary assistant for about seven years. Theresa was a member of the St. Jane Frances Seniors, the Ladies Sodality, TOPS, and did volunteer work in the school kitchen. A skilled artist, she enjoyed oil painting and other forms of art, collecting dolls, cooking and baking, Ocean City, the beach and the sun, and ice skating.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 40 years: Melvin Joseph Matanoski, and her sister Hedwig Miara.

Theresa is survived by her two daughters: Christine Folmer, of Pasadena, and Michele Long of Severna Park; her grandson Ryan Folmer and his wife Rebecca; two great grandsons: Aidan and Gavin Folmer, all of Aberdeen; her brother Michael Korzybski; and her granddog Madison, of Severna Park.

The family requests friends visit on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM at the Gregory J. Gonce Funeral Home, PA, 169 Riviera Drive, Pasadena. Her funeral service will commence on Tuesday at 11:30 PM, with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to The American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society. Feel free to express your condolences here as well.

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Jim & Sue Frazetti
   Posted Sat July 27, 2013
Dear Chris, Michele & Family,

You have our deepest sympathy. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Jim and Sue

Rebecca Folmer
   Posted Sat July 27, 2013

MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Ryan, Becky, Aidan and Gavin Folmer.

We love and miss you Busha! Love, Ryan, Becky, Aidan and Gavin

Carolyn and Rusty Miller
   Posted Sun July 28, 2013
Chris and Michele,

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom. She was such a sweet person and we will miss her act the family activities.

Carolyn and Rusty

Your daughter Michele
   Posted Mon July 29, 2013
You will always be in my heart. You were a loving mother and taught me how to live and love life with joy. I will miss our times together and will think of you always.

Jim Warner
   Posted Mon July 29, 2013
My thoughts are with you and yours as you grieve. I hope you will shortly celebrate her life with the wonderful memories.


   Posted Thu August 01, 2013
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Wishing you peace and fond memories of your Mother.


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