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In Remembrance
Antonette (Tonka) Matijevich
J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home

Antonette (Tonka) Matijevich, age 91, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at her residence. She was born on December 29, 1916 on the island of Hvar on the Adriatic Sea, now known as Croatia in Sucuray. She came to Galveston County from Europe at the age of 10 years old. She was a devoted Catholic and was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica Church. She and her husband were owners of Steve’s Floor Covering for over 40 years. Her pastime and hobby was to go gambling.
She was preceded in death by her husband Steve Matijevich; son Joseph P. Matijevich; and son-in-law Henry P. Porretto, Jr.
She is survived by daughters Rosemarie M. Porretto, Judy M. Shaw and husband B.W. Shaw; son Stephen J. Matijevich and wife Anne; grandchildren, Henry S. Porretto, Rosann P. Clements and husband Scott, Michael Joseph Porretto and wife Suzanne, Mark D. Porretto, Sonya M. Porretto, Ingrid D’Anna and husband Gasper, Kim Woodruff and husband Robert, Leslie Flage, Jela Davis and husband Bryan, Melissa Myers and husband Mike, Allan Matijevich and fiancé Pam Scheiber.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M., with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:00 A.M., with Father Brendan Murphy officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.
Pallbearers will be Michael Porretto, Henry Porretto, Mark Porretto, Scott Clements, Allan Matijevich, Gasper D’Anna and Robert Woodruff.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica Restoration Fund, 2011 Church Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.

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