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Juliana (Matika) Varraux
October 20, 1942 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Juliana Varraux, 81 of Sharon passed away Friday December 29th, 2023 in UPMC Farrell Hospital after a brief illness.
Julie was born October 20th, 1942 to Carmelina (Cannone) and Andrew Matika. She was a 1960 graduate of Sharon High School and earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Edinboro College.
On June 19th, 1965 she married the love of her life Mr. Terry I. Varraux. Prior to marrying Terry and moving to Stamford, Connecticut, she taught 1st grade at Westhill Elementary School in the Sharon School District. While in Connecticut, she continued her teaching career at the Port Chester School District in New York state.
When Terry and Julie were transferred back to the Shenango Valley with Sharon Steel she became a home maker but was active in the PTA and teaching CCD classes at St. Joseph Church, where she was a longtime member. She was a long-time member of the Sharon Country Club and the Shenango Valley Corvette Club. She enjoyed bowling leagues at Thorton Hall, needlepoint, sewing, boating and she traveled extensively throughout the United States.
Most of all she loved and adored her late husband, Terry, her son, Terry C. Varraux of Sharon, daughter Kimberly (Brent) Stewart of Poland Ohio, and a granddaughter Abigail who survive her. She also has a sister Maryann (Joseph) Szabo of Sharon and a brother in law Dr. Alan Varraux (Lorraine) of Orlando, Fl. as well as many niece and nephews and 3 great nieces surviving.
Julie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother David.
Friends may call Friday January 5th, 2024 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday January 6th, 2024 at 10:00 am in St. Joseph Church 79 Case Ave. Sharon, PA. Friends are welcome to meet directly at church.
Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery next to her husband.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Community Library of the Shenango Valley 11 N. Sharpsville Ave. Sharon, PA 16146 in memory of Julie.
Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory