Dolores Marie (Galusky) Matash

March 18, 1931 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 90)


Dolores Marie Matash, 90, of Alpena passed away Friday, November 5, 2021, at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland.

Dolores Marie Galusky was born March 18, 1931, in Hamtramck, MI to Joseph and Josephine (Gunshol) Galusky.  She met Edward Matash on a blind date and married him September 12, 1953.  Little did they know their honeymoon at Fireside Inn in Presque Isle, MI would later lead them to uproot and move their family to Alpena in 1967. They excitedly opened Ed's Northside Party Store in 1967 where they poured their heart and soul for 27 years.  Dolores was a devout member of All Saints Parish, St. Anne's Sodality and Rosary Society Group #3.  She especially loved volunteering her time as "the lunch lady" at St. Anne’s School for 25 years.  

Surviving are her 8 children, Rosanne (Don) Barvir, David (Kathy) Matash, Gloria (Greg) Sprayberry, Michele (Steve) Evers, Jackie (Mark) Daleski, Edward (Tara) Matash, Kristi (Michael) LaBrecque, Jennifer (Bob) Budnik; son-in-law Terry Murphy; 20 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; brother, Edmund (Lynn) Galusky; and several nieces and nephews.

Dolores was preceded in death by Ed, the love of her life (April 29, 2001), her daughter Mary Jo (Matash) Murphy and her brother, Joseph Galusky.

A private Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores’ children and grandchildren will take place at St. Anne Church of All Saints Parish on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Tyler Bischoff officiating.  For the many other family and friends, the Mass will be streamed live at Arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Dobranoc, mom.

Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: All Saints Parish, All Saints School or St. Vincent de Paul.

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Mass of Christian Burial
November 11, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Anne Church of All Saints Parish
817 Sable Street
Alpena, MI 49707


All Saints Parish
817 Sable Street, Alpena MI 49707

All Saints School
500 N. Second Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-354-4911

St. Vincent de Paul
2635 US Highway 23 South, Alpena MI 49707