JoAnn (Paoletti) Matzuka

Born: Thu., Mar. 10, 1955
Died: Tue., Mar. 5, 2013


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 11, 2013
Location: Cuneo-Columbian Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Mar. 11, 2013
Location: Cuneo-Columbian Funeral Home

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JoAnn Matzuka (nee Paoletti), age 57,

loving Mother of Bobby (Heather) and Jean (Luis) Duran.  Dear Grandmother of Maddy, Bobby, Rosie, Lucy, Jack, and Lilly.  Loving Daughter of the late Frances Koczorowski.  Sister of Donna, Jean, Judy, and Diane.

 Happy Birthday Mom, Love You.

Visitation on Monday, March 11, 2013 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Cuneo-Columbian Funeral Home 10300 W. Grand Ave. (one block east of Mannheim Rd.) Franklin Park, IL

Funeral Service Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Cuneo-Columbian Funeral Home.

Interment Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, IL.

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Cindy Strzalko
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
My heartfelt condolences go out to Bobby and Jeanie ,grandchildren , sisters, and the extended family which were her many friends she left behind. You were taken to soon. I will miss you Jo.

lawrence Gorski
   Posted Fri March 08, 2013
Sweet heart , Honey ,Darling ,Cupcake, Sugar, Muffin, Love Bug, Peaches ,Kitten,.You are the best and always will be . With all my broken Heart. I always have and always will love You. Larry

Noreen Arabshian
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
My deepest sympathy & prayers to Joann's entire family and her dear friends.
Jo was so proud of her two children and adored her beautiful grandchildren. My fondest high school memories all include Joann. Her beautiful personality and enthusiasm will be missed many. I am deeply sorry for our loss.

   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
Many,many times you put a smile on our faces and in our hearts and you still will, always. I am proud to have known you and loved you.When I think of you, I will remember your Christmas trees, your stories, your kindness to everyone and your smile! Hug my Mom for me.

Laura Nikolic-Wollter
   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
Dear Bobby, Jeannie and family,
Chuck, Chrissy and I are extremely grief-stricken at the loss of Jo. I remeber the day we met. Standing outside SJB waiting for Bobby and Chuck. She made me laugh and laugh and laugh some more. So many memories...the red kitchen, the Christmas tree that was so big that we couldn't get it in the house...I could go on and on. But I'll end here sending all of God's blessings to help you get through this very difficult time.
Love, the Nikolics

Cherie Lawson
   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
JoAnn was such an amazing woman. So kind and caring. The love she had for her children and grandchildren was something to be admired. So proud of them and who they are. Always had a good word to say about everyone. I will forever miss her.....

Donna, Jean, Judy & Diane
   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
We miss you immensely. We promise to take care of Jeanie & Bobby and all of your wonderful grandchildren. You were taken from us too soon but we know you are with Mom now which gives us peace. You were one of a kind, always giving of yourself to others, always helping those in need, and such a fun, free spirit. We love you and miss you forever.
Your Sisters

Your Sisters
   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
Happy Birthday

Rick & Chris
   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
Words just can't express the emptiness in our hearts. We will always remember the good times that we spent together and all the stories and laughs that we shared over the years. Our memories of you are too many to mention. You always made us feel welcomed but that was just your way. I admired the way you loved and cared for Bobby, Jeanie, all your grandchildren and family. You were never one to put yourself first and were always there to lend a helping hand. Please say hello to your Mom when you see her. We will miss you Jo, more than you know. Until we meet again. May God bless you!!

michele mcgillivray
   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
dear joanne...happy birthday friend...terry, lorraine, cheryl, chris, liz and me decided to go to dunner at salernos to celebrate u...we ordered u a pepsi...lots of ice...u were with us friend, as u will be for the rest of our days...we laughed about alot of ur silly situations...we send our love to your family...WE WILL MISS YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!! love always your friends.forever and always...michele

Denise DeBartolo
   Posted Sun March 10, 2013
JoAnn ~ I was blessed to have you as my friend ~ I will miss your smiling face, contagious laugh and beautiful spirit ~ the world is a much emptier place without you, rest in peace my friend

Debbie Winiecke
   Posted Mon March 11, 2013
Dear Bobby and Heather,
I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family now and always

Linda and Anthony Filippini
   Posted Mon March 11, 2013
Linda and I will miss you .Our prayers are with you and your family.
God bless you .

Christine Corriero
   Posted Mon March 11, 2013
Are are definately the most unique person I have ever known. Your
uplifting spirit, always giving a helping hand, never went without notice.
Hard to believe that I've known you for 44 years. I know your spirit will
live on in my heart and everyone else's heart who has every known you.
Thank you for being part of my life.

Patti and Joe
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013

My deepest sympathy and prayers to your family and friends. You will be missed by all. We love you and may God bless your family.

Anna Retondo
   Posted Sat March 16, 2013
JoAnn, Although it's been a number of years since I last saw you, this sad news breaks my heart. My thoughts go back to Nortre Dame and the snack room, and how much fun we had. You made everybody your friend and always smiled even when we got in trouble. You just had a way of finding the good in the bad. So girlfriend, sleep peacefully.

Lizabeth Flynn-Tavormina
   Posted Fri March 22, 2013
Dearest Friend, Jo, You are missed beyond measure. You were an unexpected gift to me years ago - I know that you, as well as I, always were grateful that my brother John brought us together and our friendship would always be. I'll never forget all you brought into our lives; you were always so kind, understanding and compassionate, fun, funny and so intelligent about life. God Bless your family through the tremendous grief of losing you way too soon, I will so miss hearing your day to day updates re: sisters, son, daughter, and everyone one of your beautiful grandchildren== you loved them all with all your heart. Always I will miss your beautiful spirit and will keep you forever in my thoughts and prayers,
Love to you Jo, I miss you so,

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