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Catherine A. Matthews

1938-2013 PITTSFIELD Catherine A. Matthews, 74, of 158 Eleanor Road, Pittsfield, died peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at her home, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with myelodysplastic syndrome.

Born in Pittsfield on May 15, 1938, a daughter of Alfred O. and Margaret Murray Roy, she was educated at Notre Dame School and St. Joseph Central High School. Mrs. Matthews was a homemaker.

She had, at one time, worked for her father who owned and operated Al's Sanitary Septic Service.

Mrs. Matthews was a longtime communicant of St. Charles Church.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who enjoyed decorating her home for each holiday, as well as cooking and baking and puzzle building.

She leaves her husband of 56 years, Paul V. Matthews, whom she married January 21, 1956, in Notre Dame Church.

Mrs. Matthews is also survived by three daughters, Barbara A. Holden and her husband, Michael, of New Ashford, JoAnn M. Tesoniero and her husband, Paul, of Pittsfield, and Nancy A. Filiault and her husband, Brian, of Lanesborough; three sons, Paul R. Matthews and his wife, Dianne of Pittsfield, Peter A. Matthews of Pittsfield, and Roy V. Matthews and his wife, Dawn, of Pittsfield; a sister, Teresa Belli and her husband, Americo, of Pittsfield; fifteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by two brothers, Alfred J. Roy, Jr., and Joseph A. Roy.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Catherine A. Matthews will be held Tuesday, January 15, at 9:15 a.m. from DERY FUNERAL HOME with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., at St. Charles Church celebrated by Rev. Peter A. Gregory, Pastor.

Entombment will follow in St. Michael the Archangel Mausoleum at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Monday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Catherine may be made to St. Charles Church Memorial Fund or to HospiceCare in The Berkshires, both in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.

The family of Catherine Matthews expresses their deepest appreciation to Dr. Michael DeLeo, Oncology Nurse Practitioner Sara Bradford, and the other oncology nurses and staff at Berkshire Hematology and Oncology, as well as to her Berkshire Medical Center physicians, nurses, and staff of 5 West.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 13, 2013
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