Ridgefield resident Anne Mattola, 95, has died

Anna Mattola

Anna Mattola passed away on March 9th, 2018 at the age of 95 peacefully in her home. 

Anna was known to her friends as Anne. She was born on September 19th, 1922 in Bronxville, New York the youngest of seven children.  She graduated from Eastchester High School.  Anne worked for Defense during WWII.  During the war she became engaged to Anthony F. (Tony) Mattola and they were married on April 13th, 1947 after Tony returned from the European Theater.  They were married for 52 years and had two children.  If you asked her what her occupation was she would have said a mother, wife and homemaker.  During those years they lived in Tuckahoe, Yonkers and Eastchester, New York.  Many Sunday afternoons were spent at her childhood home sharing special time with her mother, brothers, sisters and their families.  Anne and her husband made many lifelong friendships.  
They had their own social group made up of these friends and neighbors.  One of the other pastimes that Anne found rewarding was decorating her home.   In her senior years, Anne was active in various senior groups in the towns of Tuckahoe and Eastchester in Westchester County, New York.  She loved to play cards and bingo.  She also enjoyed going to shows with her senior groups and sitting outdoors on beautiful sunny days.
In 2010 Anne moved to Ridgefield, Connecticut and resided at Ridgefield Crossings to be closer to her daughter.  While being part the Ridgefield Crossings Community Anne was happy to participate in activities offered.  She even brought one of her favorite card games with her “May I” and taught it to several of her new found friends when she first arrived.  Anne was known to be friendly and enjoyed being around people.  Her biggest joy was being a grandmother and would tell anyone who would listen she was a Great-grandmother and was incredibly proud of it.
Anne is survived by her sister Ida Mckeon, her daughter AnnMarie Wiseman and husband John and her late son’s wife Yvonne Mattola.  Anne is also survived by her grandchildren CherylAnn Whitmore and her husband Timothy, Marlene Ann Mattola, her great-granddaughter Micayla Addison Whitmore, her God-daughter Katherine (Kathy) Doscher and many nieces and nephews.
Anne was preceded in death by her beloved husband Anthony F. (Tony) Mattola, her cherished son Anthony J. (Tony aka Butch) Mattola, her parents, James and Mary Romeo, her siblings Carmela Silano, Paul Romeo, Rose Miranti, Angelo Romeo and Louis Romeo. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Elizabeth Seton Church; 520 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield. Interment will follow in Holy Mount Cemetery; Eastchester, NY. Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield.


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