Worcester – Maria C. (Cellucci) Matejko, 60, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024, surrounded by her loving family at Massachusetts General Hospital, after a long battle with coronary heart disease and complications from a heart transplant in November 2023.
Maria is survived by her husband, Brian D. Matejko, their daughter, Courtney Matejko, to whom she was devoted, her father, Barton Cellucci, Sr., several loving nieces and nephews and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy (Fiorvanti) Cellucci and her brother, Barton Cellucci, Jr.
Maria was born in Worcester and raised in Westborough, graduating from Westborough High School, Class of 1981 and continued her education in cosmetology school, and became a hairdresser. Maria was a very creative and artistic person, she enjoyed wreath making, decorating and making beautiful gifts for friends and family. Her amazing talent for design could transform any place into a showroom. Over the years she owned and rented space in consignment shops in Holden and Worcester.
The ocean was her happy place, enjoying walking along the beach, and spending time with Brian, Courtney and their beloved dog Jack. Above all, Maria was a kind and caring person and her vibrant personality shone brightly in any room she entered, spreading generosity and love to everyone she encountered. Maria will be deeply missed as a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, aunt and friend.
Funeral services will be held privately. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water Street, Clinton
Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com.