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Matilda Watkins

Jordan, New York

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Matilda L. Watkins February 7, 2019 Matilda L. "Tillie" Watkins, 96 of Jordan passed away Thursday in the Commons on St. Anthony, Auburn. Born in NYC, she was the daughter of John and Angelina Massato Albano. Tillie was a 1939 graduate of Port Byron High School. She was a long time...

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Tillie is a special lady and everyone at JE loved her to pieces! There was absolutely no question of who was in charge during lunch. Loved it when Mike Price came and did a great story about her for Channel 9 when she retired. Truly, Tillie lives on forever in the hearts of everyone blessed enough to know her! I pray that you will find great comfort in wonderful memories of time spent together.

I had the privilege of working in the cafeteria with Tillie for a few years while my boys were young. She would tell me stories of her and my grandmother who had passed away when I was a young girl--that was so precious to me. And boy, could she tell you the secrets to a happy marriage! Loved, loved, loved Tillie--everyone did. So sorry for your loss.

When I grew a beard over the summer, she took a long look at me when school started in Sept. She finally said that she would allow me to keep it as long as it was neatly trimmed. Believe me, I always obeyed her every word.

A kind, compassionate lady. Tillie was a bundle of energy and loved by the entire JE family. RIP.

Tilly was as much an influence on all us that came through JE as any of our teachers were. She was loving, fair and always smiling. Rest in peace "lunch Lady"

Tillie sure was a legend, but not only for keeping a firm hand in her lunch room. Tillie had a heart of gold for those a little less fortunate and made sure they ate when they couldn't. Or that those picked on were watched over. You will forever hold a place in many hearts. Rest in peace.

Our condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tilly was an absolutely amazing woman. She didn't tolerate anyone's shenanigans. She will be greatly missed.