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Emelia “Mena” Mastrey

Emelia C. “Mena” Mastrey (nee Matera) age 92, beloved wife of the late Virgil; loving mother of John, Kathleen Coates (husband Rick), Phyllis Polo (husband Sam), Stephen (wife Rose), Anna Marie (deceased) Susan (Michael Rypinski) and Barbara (Terry Weber); devoted grandmother of Joseph Polo (wife Carita), Danielle Schimmoeller (husband Kevin), Kelly Sargi (husband Gregg), Sammy Polo (wife Nikki), John (wife Jessica), Alyssa Ladner (husband Zach), Annamarie and Isabella and great-grandmother of Samantha, Timothy and Francesca Sargi, Jack and Morgan Schimmoeller, Ryan Livingston, Aria, Roma and Farra Polo and Jumari Lyons; cherished daughter of the late Ettore and Anna (nee DeMore) Matera; dear aunt and great-aunt of many.

Mena passed away peacefully on February 23, 2022. She lived in Mayfield Heights for the past 67 years and prior to that resided in Collinwood.   She was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church. Mena was a proud 1948 graduate of Shaw High School in Cleveland. She enjoyed a long friendship for over 70 years with her “club girls” from high school.   She was a homemaker and an administrative assistant at Progressive Insurance.

She was an avid sports fan, rooting for the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Ohio State University. She enjoyed playing golf and bowling and served as president for her bowling league. Mena also enjoyed big band music and gambling, especially playing the slot machines. However, what brought her the greatest joy was her family. She was so proud of all her children and grandchildren and mostly loved being able to be a great grandmother.  She was a beautiful woman with a warm sense of humor. She was devoted to her faith and her family and will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Mena to Hospice of Cleveland Clinic, 6801 Brecksville Rd #10, Cleveland, OH 44131.

Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 28, 2022 at St. Clare Catholic Church, 5659 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44124 at 10 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mena at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) SUNDAY 2-6  PM.

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