Friday, August 19, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
and on Saturday at St. Richard Catholic Church 9:30 A.M. until time of Mass at 10:00 A.M.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
10:00 AM CDT
St. Richard's Catholic Church
1503 Grand Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Life Story / Obituary
Surrounded by his loving family, Anthony E. Matranga passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2016 at the age of 86. Tony was born in Racine on January 6, 1930, the son of the late Joseph and Mary (nee: Petavino) Matranga.
He attended Lincoln, Washington Jr and Janes schools. He proudly served in the U.S. Army (1951-1953). During the Korean War he was stationed in Hanau, Germany. He was proud to serve his country. Tony worked at Racine Dye Cast, Western Printing, J.I. Case Company and Hamilton Beach.
On September 8, 1962 at Holy Name Catholic Church (St. Richard’s) he was united in marriage to Frances M. Consiglero. As a lifelong faithful Catholic, they raised four children and enjoyed traveling, bowling, dancing and spending time with friends and family. He retired from Racine Unified School District after 27 years of working as a custodian at Washington Park High School and S.C. Johnson School where he was fondly remembered as the “Peanut Man”.
Tony loved serving the community at the SHARE Program at the Salvation Army. He was an avid bowler for many years. He was a Green Bay Packer and Chicago Cubs fan. He will forever be remembered for his joy of life and laughter with a beautiful smile.
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 53 years Frances, 4 children: Kathleen (John) Kluge of Fort Worth, TX; Holly (Patrick) Krien of Franksville, WI; Theresa (Adam) Diliberti of Zion, IL; Tony (Kris) Matranga of Franklin, WI. 10 grandchildren: Matthew, Julia & Jillian Kluge; Austin & Mitchell Krien; Isabella & Dominic Diliberti; Anthony, Charlie & Jack Matranga. brother, Charles (Diane) Matranga and sister, Mary Leuthner, sisters-in law, Rosemary (Bob) Krencisz, Patricia Consiglero all of Racine. Tony is also survived by his sweet niece, Carol (Dave) Snyder, and lifelong best friend Jeff (Sandy) Collova and many nieces, nephews, Godchildren, and friends too numerous to mention. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and Rose, George and Estelle and Joe and Sophie Matranga; sisters Angie & Ray McCarthy, Minnie & Augie Kaschinske, Nancy & Leonard Berchem, Josie & Art Nau and two infant siblings at birth; brothers in law John Consiglero and Joe Consiglero.
His Funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday, August 20th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 1503 Grand Ave., with Rev. Bill Dietzler officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 19th from 5:00p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and again Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment with Full Military Honors will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Vincent DePaul or HALO.
The family would like to thank Dr. Steven Johnson and dad’s favorite assistant Roberta and Dr. Desiree Dizadji for their years of compassionate care.