Cover photo for Mary Louise Von Matt's Obituary
Mary Louise Von Matt Profile Photo
1931 Mary Louise 2018

Mary Louise Von Matt

July 4, 1931 — May 21, 2018

MARY L. VON MATT

Mary Louise Von Matt, 86, of Waterville passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Siegenthaler Center in New Hartford, with her loving family by her side.

She was born July 4, 1931 in Utica, a daughter of Leo and Marie Wildhack Malone.
She was a graduate of Waterville High School and St. Luke’s Memorial Nursing School. On May 22, 1954, Mary Louise married Kaspar Von Matt in New Hartford. She had worked as an RN at St. Luke’s Hospital, and with the Visiting Nurses Association; the Gerrit Smith Infirmary in Eaton, Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, the Harding Nursing Home and Hamilton College in Clinton. She was an avid card player, especially enjoying pitch games with her family where banter was encouraged. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who would celebrate her birthday by acknowledging her grandchildren’s accomplishments for the year and award each a “Grammy Award”. She enjoyed gardening and took great pride in her award winning porch flower boxes.

Mary Louise was a devoted communicant of St. Bernard’s Church in Waterville, where she began the Bereavement and Adoration committees. She was a member of the St. Luke’s Memorial Alumni and met with her nursing friends regularly. She was a member of the Chenango Water Exercise Group in Hamilton and the Presbyterian Home swimming group. She was also a member of the Waterville Home Bureau and the Colorful Bonnets.

Surviving are her husband, Kaspar; her children, Valerie “Jill” Kane of Waterville; Lisa Blume of Boca Raton, FL; Melissa and Scott Whitehead of Waterville; Greg and Jennifer Von Matt of Waterville; daughter-in-law, Sharon Von Matt of Waterville; her beloved grandchildren, Danielle, Matt, Jenny, Shawna, Jeffrey, Tara, Jeffie, Evan, Ethan, and William; cherished great-grandchildren, JaQuary, Abiri and Jacob; a sister, Kathleen Mercer of Nanuet; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Von Matt; a son-in-law, Joseph Kane; two brothers, Leo and Richard Malone; and a sister, Carol Gagnon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am Friday, May 25, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Church, 199 Stafford Ave., Waterville, followed by interment in St. Bernard’s Cemetery.

Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, Kloster & Northrop Memorial Chapel, 210 E. Main St., Waterville on Thursday from 5-8pm.
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Bernard’s Church.
To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Louise Von Matt, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, May 24, 2018

5:00 - 8:00pm

Kloster & Northrop Memorial Chapel at Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home

210 East Main Street, WATERVILLE, NY 13480

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Friday, May 25, 2018

Starts at 10:00am

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree