Official Obituary of

Peter Joseph Matesa

October 14, 1947 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Peter Matesa Obituary

Peter Joseph Matesa, 76, of Williamson, IL, passed away at 2:30 AM on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at Community Hospital of Staunton, IL.  He was born October 14, 1947 in Litchfield, IL, the son of the late Peter & Betty (Maguire) Matesa.  He married Vickie Cagle on November 29, 1969 in Livingston, IL & she survives.

Pete was a Union Carpenter with Local #633 in Granite City, IL, & was also a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968.  He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Livingston, IL,  Past Chief of Williamson Fire Department,  Post Commander Staunton American Legion Post #362,  A "DieHard" Livingston Blue Seal Player/Manager,  member of Staunton Sportsman's Club,  & an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

He is survived by his wife -  Vickie Matesa of Williamson, IL;  two sons -  Chad Matesa of Williamson, IL,  &  Joe Matesa of Staunton, IL;  three grandchildren -  Samantha Matesa (fiance' Shaun Bettig) of Collinsville, IL,  Olivia Matesa of Staunton, IL,  &  Caitlynn Matesa of Staunton, IL;  one brother -  Jim (Kim) Matesa of Benld, IL;  one sister -  Pat (Gary) Rowe of Mackinaw, IL;  & several nieces, nephews, & cousins also survive.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM on Monday, March 18, 2024 at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton, IL.  No funeral services are scheduled at this time.  Interment will be held at a later date in New Douglas City Cemetery in New Douglas, Illinois.  The Staunton Military Honor Guard will conduct graveside military rites at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to either Staunton American Legion Post #362,  Olive Fire Protection District, or to the family.


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March 18, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Williamson Funeral Homes, Ltd.
108 W Henry Street
Staunton, IL 62088


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