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Erika E. Mattioli

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Erika E. Mattioli 1964 - 2009 WILMINGTON, VT Erika E. Mattioli, 45, a resident of Wilmington, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, 2009, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. She had formerly resided in Gerrards Cross, England, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Trumbull, Conn., and Mascoma Lake, Enfield, N.H. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 14, 1964, she was the daughter of John and Joan Essenberg. Erika was married to Joseph H. Mattioli on her birthday in Wilmington on Feb. 14, 1991. She had worked at the Pilot Pen Co. in Trumbull, Conn. as a receptionist. She had a passion for cooking and enjoyed reading, playing the piano, vacationing at the family house on Mascoma Lake, spending time in Aruba, and, most of all, she had a profound love for animals. She had many cats and dogs over the years. She will be remembered as a kind, soft-hearted woman who never said a cross word about anyone. She leaves her husband, Joseph H. Mattioli of Wilmington; her parents, John and Joan Essenberg of Enfield and Charleston, S.C.; Joe's grandson, Cory, whom she helped raise for 12 years; sisters, Lori Essenberg of Charleston, S.C., Susan Benoit (Brian) of Reading, Vt. and Linda Kipperman (Jeffery) of Bow, N.H.; nephews, Ian, Eric, and niece, Lindsay, of Bow, N.H.; her five dogs and two cats. FUNERAL NOTICE: Burial will take place in the family lot in Enfield, N.H. on Friday. Should friends desire, gifts in her memory may be made to the Windham County Humane Society in care of the COVEY & ALLEN FUNERAL HOME, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send personal e-mail condolences to the family, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Sept. 3, 2009
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