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MATEY, Elizabeth

Elizabeth "Betty" (Sabo) Matey, age 101, died peacefully on August 12, 2013 surrounded by her family after a short illness at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born in Bridgeport, on May 14 1912, to the late Daniel and Elizabeth Sabo, she was married on Nov. 5, 1934 to her late husband of 55 years, Raymond Matey. She and her family resided in Bridgeport and Monroe and later resided in Glastonbury with her daughter and son-in-law. Betty is survived by her five children, Raymond Matey and his wife Kathleen of Wolcott, James Matey and his wife MaryAnne of Ft. Myers, FL, Barry Matey and his wife LeeAnn of Southern Pines, NC, Lloyd Matey and his wife Barbara of Oxford, and Myra J. Niver and her husband Daniel of Glastonbury. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Meg Evans and husband Chris of Simsbury, James S. Matey and wife Crystal of Chapel Hill, NC, Daniel G. Niver, III and wife Dawn of Milford, Kyle Niver and wife Melissa of Tolland, Jesse and Matthew Matey of Oxford, and Kellie Matey and Andrew Roberts of Aberdeen, NC. Betty. She is also survived by four Great Grandchildren: Emily Evans, Grace Elizabeth Niver, and Hunter and Nathanial Oxendine. She is predeceased by her daughter Sally Jane Matey, two brothers, John and Burt Sabo and one sister Helen Kovalsky. Her life was full of love and devotion to her family and God. Betty enjoyed watching the daily mass and was a regular communicant at St. Dunstan Church in Glastonbury. She enlightened all whose lives she touched and will be missed by all who knew her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Friday, August 16, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dunstan Church, 1345 Manchester Rd., Glastonbury. Interment will follow in Monroe Center Cemetery, 412 Main St., Monroe, CT. Friends may call at Mulryan Funeral Home. 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, Friday, August 16, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. (prior to service). Memorial donations may be made to the Office of Radio and Television, 15 Peach Orchard Rd., Prospect, CT 06712.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 15, 2013
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