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Rina Matthews

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.

Please visit Rina's everlasting book of memories at www.mcloughlinmason.com

Service Details

Friday, May 6th, 2016, 11:00am, Our Lady Of Victory Church

Interment Details

St. Peter's Cemetery

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We'll love you forever our spunky Nan! Fly high with the lady bugs xoxo

May 6 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you for 30 years of love,laughter and support. I will miss you dearly.

May 6 2016 12:00 AM

You will forever be my Love Bug! aa

May 6 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the family. Remember you are not alone. "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress." (Psalm 46:1) He care for you. (Isaiah 41:10 and Revelation 21:4)

Donner May 6 2016 12:00 AM

I will cherish all of the moments we shared and find joy in all of your memories. I couldn't have asked for a better nanny. Love you.

May 4 2016 12:00 AM

Friends and neighbors for over forty years.

May 4 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Angela, there is nothing as powerful as a Mother's love. Our deepest sympathies to you and your whole family.

May 3 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for your lose Angela and family. Thinking of you all.

May 3 2016 12:00 AM

Wow - hard to find where to start! Aunt Rina is and always will be the best! So friendly, so kind, smiles to last forever. Her and Uncle Bill Raised energetic and ambitious kids all focused on love! Her spirit is contagious and will live on across all the people she touched! There will always be a special part in my heart for Aunt Rina. My Mom sends her deepest condolences and is very sad not being here at this time of sorrow, for she is out of town but her heart is with you all. Love Eric Marsh & Family

Eric Marsh & Family May 3 2016 12:00 AM

I sincerely regret that you have lost a loved one in death. May memories of her along with the Bible'says promise of death being no more comfort you in your time of grief. John 5:28,29

Veronica Webster May 3 2016 12:00 AM

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