Christian 08

Maureen Nepa Matylewicz

April 14, 2022

Obituary

Maureen Nepa Matylewicz 84, of Jermyn, died Thursday April 14th after a 3 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was preceded in death by her loving husband the Reverend Stephen Matylewicz, who died April 19, 2021, and her first husband, Leo Nepa.

Born in Simpson the daughter of the late Maurice and Julia Mehalco  Wayman, she was a graduate of Ben Franklin High School, Carbondale. Maureen wed Leo Nepa in 1956. After his passing she married the Reverend Stephen Matylewicz with whom she spent 50 happily married years. Together they enjoyed a family of “Yours, mine, and ours”, consisting of children: Michael Nepa and wife D’Nan, Carbondale; Lisa Gillette and husband Matthew, Carbondale; Laura Ashman and husband Thomas, Mohrsville; Gary Matylewicz  and wife Melanie, Scranton; Steven Matylewicz, Olyphant;  and the late Julie Martin and her surviving husband Andy Martin. She also had 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Maureen was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Carbondale. Maureen enjoyed spending summers at her cottage at Elk Lake in Waymart, especially her boat rides, and winters in New Smyrna Beach Florida with her many friends. Maureen was a tremendous cook, a skilled bowler, and a devoted Yankee fan. She also enjoyed sporting events of her children and grandchildren.

Maureen was owner of Times Two Consignment Store, Eynon for many years, she was also a member of a neighborhood card club with the same 8 women for over 50 years; it was here that all of Carbondale's problems were solved.

In addition to her husbands, Maureen was also preceded in death by her daughter: Julie Matylewicz Martin; her grandchild: Kristopher Bucklaw; and her siblings: Dennis Wayman, Shirley Kohut, and Delores Thompson.

The family would especially like to thank caregivers Chrissy, Sara, and Chenoa, as well as the staff of Ellen Memorial and VNA  Hospice who went above and beyond in caring for Maureen.

The funeral will be Wednesday April 20th with services at 11 am in Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River Street, Carbondale by the Rev. William McGinty.  Interment will follow in Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart.  Friends may call at the church from 10 am until service time.  Arrangements by the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the “Julie Matylewicz Martin Children’s Library Fund” at the Carbondale Public Library, 5 North Main St Carbondale PA 18407.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 20, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Episcopal Church
58 River Street
Carbondale, PA 18407

Funeral Service
Wednesday
April 20, 2022

11:00 AM
Trinity Episcopal Church
58 River Street
Carbondale, PA 18407

Interment
Wednesday
April 20, 2022

Canaan Corners Cemetery
242 Owego Turnpike
Waymart, PA 18472

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