BOARDMAN - Eileen T. Mattiussi, formerly of Austintown, passed away April 23, 2020, her 87th birthday, at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman.
Eileen was born April 23, 1933, in Youngstown, and was the daughter of the late Israel “Sam” and Mary Maino DePiore.
She graduated from Chaney High School in 1951, and then attended the Ohio School of Beauty Culture where she graduated in 1953 with a certification of Cosmetology and Manager’s License. She opened the Wickliffe Beauty Shop in 1956 and was co-owner and operator until 1972. She later worked as a beautician from her home, and was a homemaker.
Eileen was a longtime member of St. Joseph Parish in Austintown. Eileen was a member of the St. George Lodge No. 66, CFU in Youngstown, and supported the Happy Hearts Tamburitzans. She was a member of the Legion of Mary Auxiliary and was a member of TOPS No. 0327 Ohio. Eileen served as PTA Mom's Room Club President at Frank Ohl School, and was an active member when both of her children attended middle school. She served as Vice-President of the Austintown Mat Fans Club, and was also an active member of the Mat Fans Club and Austintown Touchdown Club, helping serve and cook at the concession stands. She loved music, and also played the accordion in several local performances.
Eileen enjoyed her family, listening to polka music, speaking in several foreign languages she learned from neighbors as a child, walking at the Eastwood Mall and Wal-Mart, telling jokes, and she was known for her outstanding Italian cooking.
She leaves her son, Dr. Richard (Lisa) Mattiussi of Austintown; her daughter, Carla Mattiussi of Austintown; three grandchildren, Dominic, Monica, and Nicholas; and a sister, Geraldine Miller.
Eileen’s husband of 52 years, Armando E. Mattiussi, whom she married May 2, 1959, passed away Nov. 10, 2011. A brother, William DePiore, and a sister, Joan Yardas, are also deceased.
Because of the pandemic, public services in 2020 were postponed. Family and friends are now invited to attend a public celebration of Eileen’s life service on Friday, April 23, 2021, what would’ve been her 88th birthday, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 4545 New Road, Austintown. The service will be officiated by her nephew, Msgr. Kenneth Miller.
After the service at the church, all are invited to attend a reception which will take place at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center on Norquest Boulevard in Austintown. To those attending, please follow all current health protocols and guidelines, including the wearing of masks, as required by both the church and the parish center.
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