Dario Vito Matelli

Dario Vito Matelli, age 91, of Collinsville, IL, born July 28, 1921 in Chicago, IL passed away on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Dario retired after 25 years of service as a school custodian for the Chicago Board of Education.  He also was a former punch press operator for Stancor in Chicago.  He enjoyed softball as a young man, bowling and golfing.  He was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Collinsville, IL.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary nee DiGrasse, whom he married on September 22, 1946; his parents, Paul and Anna nee Betti Matelli; five brothers:  Ollie, Revo, Reno, Frank and Angelo Matelli; sister, Lola Matelli; two sister-in-laws: Hazel Matelli and Mayme Matelli.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Otto Hartman of Collinsville, IL; two grandsons:  Matthew (Camille) Hartman of O’Fallon, MO and Eric (Julie) Hartman of Collinsville, IL; sister, Mayme nee Matelli Grande of Chicago, IL; sister-in-law, Gloria Matelli of Delavan, WI; brother-in-law, Vincent Petrovski of Hinsdale, IL; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 4pm to 8pm on Monday, October 1, 2012 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center, Maryville, IL.  Prayer services will be held at 4pm Monday evening.

Funeral mass will be 10:30 am Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 207 Vandalia, Collinsville, IL with Father John Beveridge officiating.

Memorials may be made to SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 207 Vandalia, Collinsville, IL or St. John’s Home & Community Care, 222 Goethe Avenue, Collinsville, IL 62234.

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