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Margaret Mattis

Margaret Marie Mattis (Peles)

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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Margaret Marie Mattis, a lifetime resident of Clymer, passed away peacefully on May 14th, 2019. She was born to John Peles and Kathrine (Plusney) Peles, in Dixonville, PA. Years later, just miles from her hometown, she met the handsome Stanley (Nunty) A. Mattis and married shortly thereafter. The two cherished every day together for the next 60 years.

Margaret was the ultimate homemaker. She took pride in her cooking and her baked goods were the envy of all her neighbors. When she wasn’t in the kitchen, dancing the polka, or gardening outside her home, she took a leadership role in numerous organizations. “Marge” served as vice president and later president of the former St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church Christian Mothers. She was also a Girl Scout chaperone and a band mother for Penns Manor High School.

Her passion for history led her to join the National Federation of Democratic Women, which enabled her to attend the 1966 Campaign Conference in Washington, D.C.

Marge loved to play bingo. She was also a talented bowler and an avid sports fan. Countless afternoons were spent at baseball fields throughout Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Texas, where she made it clear she was her grandsons’ biggest fan.

Margaret was a loving Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and “Aunt Peggy” to her favorite nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Mattis was preceded in death by her parents; husband (2003); and brothers, Adam (Anna Mae), John (Dollie), and Paul Peles.

Surviving siblings include her two sisters, Sophie Blazavich, Irene (Ray) Everett, and one sister-in-law, Irene Mattis.

Honoring the memory of their loving mother are her four children: Carol (Robert) Witt, Judy (Jeff) Davis, Stanley Thomas (Eileen) Mattis, and Renee (Walt) Orlovsky-Cook.

Idolizing their Nana are her grandchildren: Bobby (Laurie), Kari and Douglas Witt, Matthew and Chris Davis, Andrew Mattis, Ryan Orlovsky, Bryan Cook, and Joelle (Justin) Cameron.

Fond memories of Nana will be cherished by her great grandchildren: Nicole (James) Russell, Kianna (Zach) Neal, Shaley and Bobby Witt, Jr., Colby, Dylan, and Reid Sullivan, and Vivian Cameron.

Friends will be received from 4PM – 8PM on Friday, May 17th, 2019, at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Clymer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1PM on Saturday, May 18th, 2019, at the Church of the Resurrection in Clymer with Fr. George Saletrik officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, May 17th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Clymer
    655 Franklin Street
    CLYMER, PA 15728
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 1:00pm
    Church of the Resurrection, Clymer
    349 Morris St.
    CLYMER, PA 15701
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    Fr. George Saletrik
  • Interment

    St. Anthony's Cemetery, Clymer
    Cemetery Rd
    CLYMER, PA 15728
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Rev Cindy Smith

Posted at 06:57am
Who can find a virtuous woman for her price is far above rubies , dear family praying for you all so grateful that the Lord allowed me to know your mom and to be a part of her everyday life she had a way of making people smile she would say something out of the blue that would cause to not only appreciate her , but to appreciate opportunities to be a blessing

Shenell Warren

Posted at 03:53am
Iam so sorry for your lost. I adore her and enjoy spending time and helping her whenever she needed me. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Kitty Gregory Popson

Posted at 06:20pm
We are deeply saddened to hear about the death of Margaret. I cannot imagine how difficult this must be for all of you. As the days pass, you will find comfort in the tons of memories that you have. Mike and I shared some of those special times. We are so sorry that we are not able to express our thoughts with you personally. Sending our love and prayers to all. Kitty and Mike Popson

Bill,Marybeth, Brian & Jessica Davis

Posted at 02:29pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Posted at 07:15am
I'm sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in Jehovah's promise at John 5:28,29, for more info

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965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935