Josephine "Josie" DeMatteis, of 1117 Dewey Ave., observed her 90th birthday at a party held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at Gallo's Italian Villa.
The party was hosted by her children, Diana Olsen (husband Jim) of Pittsburgh; Janet DeMatteis of Merritt Island, FL.; Patsy DeMatteis (wife Kathy) of New Castle; and Chuck DeMatteis of Pomona, CA. Josie's brother, Jim Querriera, of Covina, CA, also attended.
Chuck sang a song that he wrote for her.
There were 140 in attendance.
Three grandchildren attended: Jon DeMatteis of New Castle; Eric Olsen of Pittsburgh and Jeremiah DeMatteis of Ontario, CA, who surprised her. Also, two nephews attended from California.
Josie was married to Rudolph DeMatteis, who is deceased. She was born in New Castle on Sept. 23, 1928, to Joseph and Rose Pallotta Querriera.
She has six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.