NORTH LIMA - Elaine Marie Locketti, 63, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon August 20, 2019, at Ivy Woods Manor.
Elaine was born May 10, 1956, in Youngstown, and was a daughter of the late Frank and Flora Cupples Matyi. She grew up in Youngstown, and was a graduate of Chaney High School and of Choffin Career Center, where she studied graphic design. At Choffin, she met her former husband, Joseph Locketti. They had three wonderful sons together, and remained close throughout her life.
Elaine worked as cashier in area grocery stores and was a stay-at-home mother. She was a devout Catholic, studied the bible, and enjoyed praying the rosary. She was known for her love of photography and especially loved having photographs of her children and grandchildren around her. She also liked crocheting and swimming. Her loved ones will remember her for her beautiful blue eyes, ready smile and how much she loved to laugh. Her boys knew how to make her laugh better than anyone. Her laughter and smile will be greatly missed by all those that knew her.
In May of this year, Elaine was the proud mother of the groom when her youngest son, Jordan, married Tina Meloro. Her family is blessed to have those memories of her at the last big family event, where she danced and enjoyed the evening and of course, the many photos.
Elaine leaves her sons, Jonathan (Alison) Locketti, Dominic Locketti, and Jordan (Tina) Locketti; her sons’ father, Joseph Locketti; three grandchildren, Nina, Joel, and Claire Locketti; brothers and sisters, Frank Matyi, Steve (Shirley) Matyi, Bernadette (Alphonso) Roberts, Mary Ann Matyi, Don (Dee) Matyi, Joanne (Ron) Dota, Joe Matyi, Marge (Fritz) Fekete, Dan (Tina) Matyi, and Alice (Scott) Carpenter; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by a brother, Ron Matyi; a niece, Michelle Matyi-Metzler; and a nephew-in-law, Keith Waterbeck.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, August 25, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, where funeral services will take place at 4 p.m., with Rev. Kevin Peters officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Elaine’s family requests that due to her sudden passing, donations be made on her behalf to the funeral home to help with final expenses.
Elaine’s family also extends their deepest appreciation to all those who loved and cared for Elaine at Ivy Woods Manor, and also thanks to the staff of the Help Hotline Network for their help with her guardianship.