Laura M. Matulis of Yardley died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at St. Mary Medical Center. She was 84. Born, raised and married in New Britain, Conn., Laura later moved with her husband Bernie, who was in the service at the time, finally settling in Bucks County where they lived for over 50 years.
A devout Catholic, she was a longtime member of St. John the Evangelist parish and loved to pray the rosary. In earlier years, she was very active in her community volunteering at the polls and serving as president of the PTO at her children’s school. She enjoyed reading mystery books and cooking but mostly she loved caring for and spending time with her family.
Laura was the college sweetheart and beloved wife of 62 years to Bernard J. Matulis. She was the loving mother of Carolyn McGovern (Dan), Diane Malnak (Norm) and the late Steven Matulis (Colleen); devoted grandmother of April Kotwicki (Mike), Daniel (Megan), Nicholas (Renee), Erin and Angela McGovern, Lisa and Julie Malnak, Nathan, Tessa and Taylor Matulis; and great-grandmother of eight.
She will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews and her best friend, Janet Sola. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Rd., Levittown. Friends may also call from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Yardley, PA 19067, where her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will take place precisely at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church. Dougherty Funeral Home, Levittown www.doughertyfuneralhome.com