~~Mary Matrisciano (nee Iskra), of Madison, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. She was 88 years old.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Mary Iskra, Mary attended Wilkes-Barre Sacred Heart Slovak School and Coughlin High School. Following graduation, she pursued further education to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Mary worked as a LPN and Nurse’s Assistant at Morristown Medical Center and most recently at the King James Nursing Home in Chatham, New Jersey.
In addition to a career in the medical field, Mary and her husband, the late Samuel Matrisciano, raised four children together at their property in Chatham Township. Mary was deeply religious and devoted much of her spare time to volunteer work through St. Vincent Martyr Church in Madison including activities with the Rosary Society.
Mary will be remembered for her kindness, her devotion to those whom she loved, and her ability to create meaningful connections in her community.
Mary is predeceased by her husband, the late Samuel Matrisciano; and her brothers, Maxi, Charlie, and Joe. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Damiano and her husband John of East Hanover, NJ, Monica Matrisciano of Stewartsville, NJ, Geriann Smith of East Hanover, NJ, and her son, Sam Matrisciano and his wife Sharon of Henderson, NV; Three sisters, Magdalen Iskra of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Theresa Matrisciano of Lumberton, NJ, and Martha Iskra of Wilkes-Barre, PA; Two brothers, Cyril Iskra of Levittown, PA and Frank Iskra of Bristol, PA; Grandchildren: Stephanie, Lauren and her husband Kristian, Jacquelyn, Megan, Christopher, and Brian; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A Visitation for Mary will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 2-4PM & 7-9PM at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home located at 345 Main Street in Chatham, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 24th, at 10:00 at St. Thomas More Church located at 4 Convent Road in Convent Station, NJ, presided by Fr. George F. Hundt of St. Vincent Martyr Church. Interment will follow at St. Vincent Martyr Cemetery in Madison, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 29 Prospect St., Madison, NJ 07940.