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Theresa Joan Bartuska

Theresa Joan Bartuska (nee Ruane), 83, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Theresa was born in Pittston, PA, the daughter of the late Esther Ruane. She was a former resident of Bristol Borough but lived most of her life in Levittown.

Theresa was a homemaker, taking pride in her full-time job of raising her seven children. She was an example of strength and perseverance, teaching her children to be strong and independent. Theresa was known to tell her children “to always be true to yourself” and was truly the matriarch of the Bartuska family. She loved her Philadelphia Phillies and never missed an episode of The Wheel of Fortune.

In her later years, she took pride in her ten grandchildren and was recently blessed with her first great-grandchild, born only six months before her passing. Theresa was a devout Catholic with extraordinary faith in God, she has left this world and is now with our Father in heaven.

Theresa is survived by her seven children: Renee Bartuska, Michael Bartuska, Jr. (Rose), Mark Bartuska (Marti), Yvonne Engard (Perry), Matthew Bartuska (Alice), Myles Bartuska and Nicole Catena (Craig). Theresa will be sadly missed by her loving grandchildren, Rebecca Magro (Brian), Michael III, Mark Jr., Christopher, Aaron and Matthew Bartuska, Theresa and Thomas Engard, and Dominic and Preston Catena, and her great grandson Brandon Magro. Theresa is also survived by her brother Jack Ruane (Gail), and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Bonnie Pace and her former husband Michael Bartuska, Sr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Monday, February 12, 2018,  10:00am at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Levittown.  Interment, All Saints Cemetery, Newtown.  Friends may call Sunday evening 6-9:00pm and Monday morning 8:15-9:15am at the Wade Funeral Home, 1002 Radcliffe Street, Bristol Borough.