Mary Jo (Fadale) Matekovich peacefully entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at home surrounded by her husband and children, following a brief battle with brain cancer. Mary Jo was born on June 11, 1948 and is the daughter of the late Joseph "Joe" and Louise (Gugino) Fadale. She married Charles Matekovich on August 25, 1973, spending 39 years of their life together. A lifelong resident of Fredonia and Chautauqua County, Mrs. Matekovich was a graduate of Fredonia HS, Class of 1966. Mary Jo worked for the Fredonia Central School District for 16 years in both the Middle School and athletic offices. She also worked at Brooks Memorial Hospital for many years. She enjoyed crafts including making Halloween costumes for her children and grandchildren, quilts, blankets, and taking trips to visit her children and numerous landmarks
around the country. She was an avid reader, sewer, and all around creative woman. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend, and loved bragging about her grandchildren to everyone who would listen. She enjoyed taking trips with her husband to Caroga Lake in the Adirondack
Mountains where they would spend time at a family camp fishing, swimming and enjoying the beauty of the surroundings. In addition to her hus-band, survivors include her children, Denise (Matt) Benton of Gloversville, Brian (Jerusha) Matekovich of Vancouver, Washington, David (Mary) Matekovich of Anchorage, Alaska, Lindsie (Tim) Martynowicz of Vancouver, Washington; one sister, Honora Carr of Colorado, and one brother Joe Fadale, of Cheektowaga, four grandchildren, Tyler and Chase Benton, and Brianna and Justin Matekovich, and several nieces
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and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in St. Anthony's Church in Fredonia. Friends and neighbors are welcome to attend and later share in a celebration of her life following the service at 41 West in
Fredonia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chautauqua County Hospice. Arrangements made by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.