Donald J. “Donnie” Matteo, 74 of Derry, died Sunday, April 18, 2021, at his home with his family by his side. He was born April 16, 1947, in Latrobe, a son of the late Baldy and Theresa (Lucchetti) Matteo. Prior to retirement Donnie worked for UPS as a driver for 20 years and a manager for 12 years. He was a member St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Derry and the Derry Rod and Gun Club. Donnie enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle, fishing, going to casinos and being retired. Donnie is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Debbie (McGregor) Matteo; one son Michael Matteo and wife Marci of Post Falls, ID; one daughter Carrie Devitt and husband Mark of Derry Twp.; three grandchildren Nina and Nico Beatrice, and Jonah Matteo; and also several nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive friends for Donnie’s Life Celebration, on Wednesday April 21, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331. A Blessing Service will be held 10:00AM Thursday April 22, 2021 in the funeral home with Rev. Salvatore R. Lamendola as officiant. Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Derry. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Excela Health Home Care and Hospice, 501 W Otterman St., Greensburg, PA 15601. The family would like to give a special thanks to Excela Health Home Care and Hospice for their loving care of Donnie and especially his nurse Amber. Online condolences may be made to www.merlinfuneralhome.com.
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