ASHTABULA — Ruth E. Matticola, age 96, of Ashtabula, Ohio, went to meet our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
Ruth was born on Nov. 11, 1916, in Ashtabula, the daughter of Waino and Ellen (Niemi) Tammi. Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Alfred D. Matticola for over 50 years.
She was the loving mother of Fred Matticola (Rosann, deceased) of Toledo, Ohio, Patricia Payne (Jerry, deceased) of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Joseph Matticola (Sandra) of Hinckley, Ohio. Cherished grandmother of Steffany Larkins (Chris), Stephanie Payne, Laura Langos (Frank), Melissa Matticola (Erick Asbury) and Matthew Payne. Devoted great-grandmother to Trent, Owen and Brody Larkins and Matthew Payne. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Veronica Randall (Ken); and many nieces and nephews.
Ruth was a longtime member of Mother of Sorrows Church and served in a variety of positions as a member of the Altar and Rosary and Anita Garibaldi Societies. She volunteered for the Red Cross and worked many years at polling sites during elections. Ruth loved spending time with her family, playing bocce, playing cards with friends, and was an avid reader.
Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, July 12th, at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Mother of Sorrows Church Worship Site in Ashtabula. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11th, and 9 to 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 12th, at the ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 W. Prospect Road in Ashtabula.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Harbor-Topky Memorial Library, 1633 Walnut Blvd., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements. Obituary and condolences at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.