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Celebrating the life of Mary Lou Matey
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
2070 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615
53 Middlebrooks Rd
Trumbull, CT 06611