Mathilda "Mattie" Dorothea Radice, 93, was gently lifted to eternal peace on Tuesday, July 3, 2013. She is survived by son Richard and wife Emily, daughters Janis Flannelly Specker, Linda Trillo, and Judi Radice Hays; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren. Mattie remained sober 51 years, one day at a time. She leaves a legacy that her family will honor by establishing the "Mattie Love You More Foundation" to continue her lifelong commitment of helping others build recovery in the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by alcoholism. Visitation Sunday July 7 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 7:00 - 9 PM at Massapequa Funeral Home South Chapel, 4980 Merrick Rd., Massapequa NY. Funeral service Monday, July 8, 11:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima Church, 2 Bayview Avenue, Massapequa, NY. A celebration of Mattie's life will be held on Friday, July 12 at 6:30 PM at the Boca Raton Railroad Depot on the corner of Camino Real & Dixie Hwy, Boca Raton, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations and condolences may be made in Mattie's memory to www.youcaring.com/mattie
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Massapequa Funeral Home - South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
Published in Sun-Sentinel on July 7, 2013