Thelma Susie Caltabiano Matusiak, age 81, passed away on January 1, 2009. She was born in Australia on January 23, 1927 and came to the United States in l944. Se married Salvatore Caltabiano in l950. He preceded her in death in l969. She lived in Demarest, New Jersey until l982 when she moved to Arizona to be closer to family. Susie is survived by her six children Lisa Phil Petersen, Sal Caltabiano, Vicki Dave Erhart, Jessie Caltabiano, Peter Caltabiano and Anne Johnson; grandchildren Kassia, Ashley, Rachel, Lucy, Heather, Jessica, Matthew, Andrea, Grace, Erin, Kylie, Trevor and Eric; great-grandchildren Caitlin, Xachary and Mason. Funeral Service will be at 11:00am, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in the name of Thelma Caltabiano to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix.