Rina Romano Matthews, 83 of Hillside Road passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her children.
Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale Romano and Carmel Pascale Romano and wife of the late William Matthews who died in 1988.
Raised and educated in Troy, she was a graduate of Catholic Central High School, class of 1949. Rina was devoted to her family, she treasured her children and grandchildren, and they were a source of deep joy to her.
Survivors include five children Maria Moise (George) of Schaghticoke, Michael Matthews (Sharon) of Wynantskill, David Matthews of Putnam, CT, Angela Britt (Andy) of Cohoes, Melissa Matthews ( Walter Pellegrini) of Troy, daughter in law Julie Matthews of Ballston Spa; twelve grandchildren Andrew Britt, III (finacee Ashley Saunders), Chelsea Matthews, Austin Britt, Nicole Matthews, Calli Moise, Michaela Matthews, Olivia Matthews, Aidan Britt, Morgan Matthews, Ashton Britt, Annabella Britt, Alayna Britt; one great grandson Caden Britt; three brothers Rom Romano (Addie), Roger Romano (late Adriana), Ronald Romano (Rose) and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Avenue, Troy.
Burial will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, Troy.
Calling hours are private.
Donations in memory of Rina may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
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