Eileen G. (Germuska) Mattey
May 12, 1942 - July 16, 2023
Eileen G. (Germuska) Mattey, age 81, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Summit, New Jersey on May 12, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Marie (D’Agostino) and Charles Germuska. After graduating from Bernards High School, Eileen received her nursing degree from East Orange General Hospital Nursing School. While attending nursing school she met John P. Mattey. After marrying John, they relocated to Wilmington, Delaware where she worked as a registered nurse at The Memorial Hospital. John and Eileen were happily married for 36 years until his passing in May 2000.
Eileen was fortunate to stay home to raise their family, occasionally working as a substitute school nurse. When their children were older, she returned to work and found the job of her dreams as a showroom nurse for Apria Home Health Care (formerly Homedco) where she worked until her retirement in 1999.
Eileen was a member of St. Margaret of Scotland RC Church. She enjoyed reading, watching tv and spending time playing with her beautiful Himalayan cat, Sophie Blue, who will miss her tremendously. Since 2018 Eileen was blessed to be able to reside with and be cared for by her daughter Diane, son-in-law Steve and her granddaughters Katy and Morgan DeSatnick.
Eileen is survived by her children, Christine M. Suiter (William, III) of Wilmington, Diane M. DeSatnick (Steven) of Bear, and John P. Mattey Jr. (Jennifer) of Canton, MI; sister, Barbara Kinney of Punta Gorda, FL; grandchildren, Shannon Kern (Greg), William Suiter IV, Andrew Suiter (Shanna), Nicholas Suiter, Katy DeSatnick, Morgan DeSatnick, Jackson Mattey; and 3 great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12:30 pm on Friday, July 21, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12:30 pm. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Eileen Mattey in support of the work of Dr. Tsao-Wei Liang and the Jefferson Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program. To make a donation click here, and in the “choose your designation” dropdown select “other” and write in “In support of the work of Dr. Tsao-Wei Liang”. Then in the “make your gift a tribute” box, donors can write in the name Eileen Mattey, with the email address [email protected] and choose to send a message to the family if desired.