MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Obituary of Matilda L. Cavalieri
Matilda L. Cavalieri, 89, of Kendall Park peacefully passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in the NJ Veteran's Memorial Home at Menlo Park.She was born in Paterson, NJ to Bernard and Anne (Feher) Thonus and was their only child. When young, she was raised by her paternal grandparents and was affectionately nicknamed “Babe” by her aunts and uncles. Later, she lived with her father and step mother. She graduated from Morristown High School and was the schools lead majorette in the marching band. She attended Pratt Art Institute and Trapenhagen School of Design. She leaves behind Joseph, her adoring husband of 66 years. Prior to her marriage in 1953 to Joseph, she was a receptionist for Double Day Publishing in NYC. In other years she prided herself as a receptionist at Seward’s Sales and Service and for Dr. William Pratt’s practice, both in Rutland, VT. Her true calling was a devoted wife and mother. She raised her four children and granddaughter Jacqueline with a kind and nurturing spirit. She was the loving mother of Joan McAndrew, married to Gary, Tom Cavalieri, married to Stacia, Margaret O’Dea, and Mary Latimer, married to Calvin. She was involved in the lives of her ten grandchildren; Kevin, Ryan, Eric, Lisa, Kristin, Christine, Justin, Michael, and Allison. Her many great grandchildren knew her well; Cecelia, Thomas, Rory, Michael, Anthony, Vincent, Sophia, Katia, Alina, Noah, Bella, Taylor, Luke, and Sadie. She was predeceased by her parents and brother Edward. She is survived by her sisters Mary Ann Kordys and Bernice Leach.
The funeral will be held 9:00 am on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00, St. Augustine of Canterbury Church 45 Henderson Road, Kendall Park. Burial will follow in the Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.
Friends may call on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the NJ Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park»(Do not delete this line. It does not print. Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)
616 Ridge Road at New Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
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