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Mary Lou Matey

July 28, 1948 January 4, 2016
Mary Lou Matey
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Mary Lou Matey, age 67, beloved loyal companion of Ellen Kamm of Stratford, left this world and joined the angels on January 4, 2016, surrounded by her loving family in Bridgeport Hospital following a very long struggle of poor health.  Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late John Matey and Jean Matey Galya and stepfather Edward Galya. 

Mary Lou was raised in Milford, attended Johnathan Law High School and resided in Stratford for the past 18 years.  She was a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor, attending the University of Bridgeport where she earned her Certification. She played softball with the Raybestos Brakettes, loved the ocean and beaches of Cape Cod, sports, animals, photography, reading, music and writing.  She was Santa to all and loved gatherings with family and friends. As a counselor, she worked at Eagle Hill, St. Mary's Hospital, Griggs House and the Morrissey Foundation. Mary Lou received the George E. Morrissey Award for "Outstanding Service in Alcohol and Drug Counseling" and St. Mary's Hospital "Certificate of Appreciation Award" for her volunteer services.

In addition to Ellen, survivors include a brother, Ed Matey; aunts and uncles, Pauline and Thomas Moycik and Dick and Irene Galya; cousins, Raymond and Rachel Galya, Judy Denofrio, Shelly Carrano, Linda Floroski, Kathleen Beck and her partner-in-crime Lexi; siblings living in the South, cousins, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, friends and neighbors. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by many aunts and uncles.

Being a friend of Bill W. for the past 38 years, Mary Lou shared her experience, strength and hope with people in recovery. 

Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., by meeting directly in St. James Church, 2070 Main St., Stratford.  Interment will follow in Long Hill Burial Ground, 53 Middlebrooks Rd., Trumbull, CT. Visiting hours will be Monday, January 11, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Lou's memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 Danny Thomas Blvd., Memphis, TN  38105, or donors@stjude.org.

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Visitation

Monday

11

Jan

4:00 PM 1/11/2016 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/11/2016 7:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday

12

Jan

10:30 AM 1/12/2016 10:30:00 AM
Saint James Church

2070 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint James Church
2070 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Long Hill Burial Grounds Final Resting Place

53 Middlebrooks Rd
Trumbull, CT 06611

53 Middlebrooks Rd Trumbull 06611 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Saint Jude's Children Hospital (our vette site)

262 Danny Thomas Pl
Memphis, TN 38105
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