Mary Susan Matthews
Mary Susan Matthews, age 96, a longtime area resident of Cold Spring and Nelsonville, died on September 19, 2010, at Field Home-Holy Comforter in Yorktown. Born in Newark on September 6, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Susie (Evancsi) Fershack.
Mrs. Matthew was a retired employee of the Boscobel Restoration in Garrison, and a Parishioner of Our Lady of Loretto Church, in Cold Spring. She was the widow of the late Edward G. Matthews, who pre-deceased her in 1987.
Pre-deceasing her were her son, Robert Matthews, her daughter, Joan Lahey, and five sisters.
Survivors include her children Thomas E. (Pam) Matthews of Tolland, CT; Suzanne (Frederick) Samuelson of Bethany Beach, DE; and brother John Ballo of Beacon. Thirteen grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild also survive.
A Mass of Christian burial was held this morning, Wednesday, September 22, at Our Lady of Loretto, with interment in the family plot in Cold Spring Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Mrs. Matthews name may be made to Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Road Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Arrangements under the direction of the Clinton Funeral Home, Cold Spring.