Mathews, Mary I.

Mary I. Mathews, 83, of Reading, passed away Tuesday, October 3rd, at Penn State St. Joseph Medical Center.

Mary was born in Reading, on February 12, 1934, a daughter of the late Ida (Pompei) and Edward Borzacchini.

She was the wife of Charles E. Mathews.

She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church,1018 N. 8th St., Reading,Pa. 19604.

Mary was a 1951 Central Catholic High School Graduate
She was employed as a secretary at Luden’s in Reading and Mary later on worked for Rundle’s Pharmacy for 20 years.

Mary loved to crochet,sew and make crafts.

Mary is also survived by
a daughter, Kathleen M.Sullivan, fiancee of Jeff Rathkey , of Mt. Penn.
two sons David C., husband of Sherri Mathews, of Riverview Park; Michael P. Mathews, of Muhlenberg Twp.

Also surviving are 4 grandchildren-Steven-husband of Erin Mathews,Nicholas Mathews,Jess Mathews,fiancee of Jason Plageman and Zachary Sullivan

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 7th at Gethsemane Chapel of Resurrection 3139 Kutztown Rd.,Reading ,Pa.

Inurnment in Gethsemane Chapel of St. George.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church.
Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services,Inc.,1501 N. 11th St. Reading,is in charge of arrangements.
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  1. To Mr. Mathews, Dave, Kathy and Michael, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Mary while growing up on Tenth Street and at the shoe store. May God be with you and may she rest in peace. The Longenecker and Menicucci families.

  2. Charles, Jess, Dave, Sherri and family, We are sorry to hear of your loss. We know that your wife, grandmother, mother will be missed greatly. The brief time that we knew her, she exemplified all of these roles.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you struggle with the grief. We pray that all the happy memories will soon overtake your sense of loss and stress.

  3. Kathy, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I am so sorry to hear about your mom, she was the most gentle, loving, and friendly person I remember growing up as a kid on Locust Street. I know God has reserved a very special place for her in heaven!

  4. My prayers go out to the family of Mary I. Mathews.
    A friend of Charles from Prestolite Batts.

  5. You can know that OUR FATHER will take care of her soul.

  6. Kathy, I just want to say how sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time.

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