Jill L. Mattey, 65, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 surrounded by her loving family, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born August 24, 1954 in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late George and Luella (Taylor) Opalenik. Jill was a nurse’s assistant and later retired from Westmoreland County as a switchboard operator. She was a member of Norwin Christian Church. She closely followed politics, enjoyed shopping, going out to eat with friends, and taking vacations with her family. She is survived by her son, John Mattey and his wife, Kristy; daughters, Jennifer Mattey-Limppo and her husband, Barry, Jaclyn Dogrul and her husband, Adam; brothers, Peter (Linda) Opalenik, Michael (Mary) Opalenik, George (Sandy) Opalenik; and five grandchildren, Azrael, Adam, Mason, Logan and Blake; and former husband, John “Duke” Mattey. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Belle Vernon, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published July 25, 2020.