EASTHAMPTON- Mary Ann E. (Prenis) Matthews, 72, of First Ave., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sep. 30, 2012, at Baystate Medical Center.
Born Jan. 3, 1940, in Northampton, Mary Ann was the daughter of the late Dominic and Mary (Yeskay) Prenis. She was educated in Northampton schools and was a graduate from Northampton High School. She later graduated from the former Cooley Dickinson School of Nursing in 1959.
Mary Ann was a surgical RN at Cooley Dickinson hospital for 32 years. She was an avid gardener who loved plants and was a member of the Easthampton Garden Club. Mary Ann also loved reading and knitting.
She is survived by her husband, Donald H. Matthews; her two sons, Eric Matthews of Easthampton and Jason Matthews of Ashfield; her daughter, Alison Matthews of Easthampton; and her two grandchildren, Hannah and Brian Pease.
She was predeceased by her brother, Peter Prenis.
Mary Ann's Funeral will be Thursday at noon at the Ahearn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery in Southampton.
Calling Hours are Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Donations in Mary Ann's memory may be made to the
, 20 Crafts St., Newton, MA 02485 or to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.
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