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Victoria Matts, 94, passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24, 2019, at Brookdale Nursing Home in Austintown following a brief illness.

Victoria was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late John and Angelina Montosano LaGuardia, and was a lifelong area resident.

Victoria, who was known fondly to many as “Tootsie,” graduated from The Rayen School. She was employed at Reichart Furniture, and then General Fireproofing during World War II, where she met her husband. After her marriage to Quentin Matts on Sept. 21, 1946, Tootsie became a homemaker dedicated to raising and caring for her family.  

She was a member of St. Dominic Church in Youngstown.
Mrs. Matts is survived by two grandsons, Thomas E. Yatsco of Washington, D.C. and Michael A. (Sonal) Yatsco of Canfield; a son-in-law, Edward Yatsco of Boardman; and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband of 46 years, Quentin, passed away Dec. 2. 1992. Victoria was also preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Marie Yatsco; a sister, Antoinette Rossetti; and two brothers, James “Vince” LaGuardia and Joseph LaGuardia.
Family and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, at St. Dominic Church, 77 E. Lucius Ave., Youngstown, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Carlos Quijano officiating.

Interment will follow the Mass and will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Austintown, where Victoria will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Memorial contributions may be made in Victoria's name to the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Youngstown, OH  44510.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.

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