Deborah J. Matonis Posted: 2017-07-06 17:18:22


Deborah J. Matonis, 67 of Elmhurst, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, July 5, 2017.

She was born March 4, 1950 in Melrose Park, Illinois, the daughter of Charles and Ruth (Wolovich) Rubicuski. She graduated from Willowbrook High School in Villa Park and then made her home in Hanover Park and later Elmhurst for many years. She had taught religious education at St. Gertrude’s and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Bensenville. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren, loved doing arts and crafts, camping, gardening, swimming and watching old movies.

She is survived by her daughters, Krysten (Nick) Rausa of Shorewood and Megan (Adam) Schoor of Lake In The Hills, her son, David (Mike) Brennan) Dezurko of Seymour, Indiana, her grandchildren, Alyson, Sophia, Carlee & Sebastian, her sisters, Charleen (Wally) Wolinski of Palos Hills and Wendy (Bill) Atkinson of Montgomery. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday with 7:30 p.m. prayers at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to

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Jeff & Tracy Schikora & Family 2017-07-07 14:33:02

Krysten, Nick, and family...our hearts go out to you during this difficult time! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We remember your mom at the kids' birthday parties and always being so friendly and welcoming! Loved seeing her crafty work with her homemade pinatas! I know she was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Hugs to all of you!!

Julie Huber 2017-07-07 15:55:29

So sorry for you loss..Prayers to your family, David.

Marsha and Angelo Pellitteri 2017-07-10 00:47:27

Very sorry to hear. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love you.

Lana Colantuono 2017-07-10 15:45:55

I remember always hiding at your house in Court Leona ... hanging out with David in the basement, playing with Megan in the living room. Some of my best 90s memories were formed under your watchful eye. Rest In Peace you are remembered and missed.