Ann (McCabe) Mattia of Wall Township passed away at Jersey Shore University Hospital on
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February 5, 2020, with her husband and children at her side. She was 89 years
old and had suffered disability and illness for a number of years.
Ann was born in the town of Bailieboro in County Cavan, Ireland to Katie and
Philip McCabe. She came to America at age15 to live with an aunt and uncle in
New Jersey where she completed her education and went on to be an
administrator with a major financial institution. She became a citizen of the United
States. She met her husband Gus through mutual friends in 1950, but it was not
to be at that time, as the sudden war in Korea took him away for four years. They
were married shortly after his return. That was more than 65 years ago.
She leaves, in addition to Gus, Loving children: Katherine (Angwin, California);
Steven (Flagstaff, Arizona) and David (Redding, Connecticut). Two other
daughters had passed earlier: Suzanne Berman (Flagstaff, Arizona (2002) and
Dr. Elizabeth Hart (Jupiter, Florida (2016). Loving grandchildren: Dr. Michael S.
Mattia, Jr., M.D. (Kalamazoo, Michigan); Leslie Sawyer (and husband Steve, San
Antonio, Texas); Thatcher Hart (Jupiter, Florida); Benjamin Berman (and wife
Nina, Scottsdale, Arizona); Matthew Berman (Flagstaff, Arizona); and Andrew
(Ayer, Massachusetts). Loving great grandchildren: Mark, Bradley, Katelyn,
Joshua and Allison Sawyer; and Paxton Berman (Scottsdale, Arizona). Cousins:
Moira and Andy Geraghty (Ridgewood, New Jersey); Bobby Clark (Wantagh,
New York); Hugh and Bonnie Smith (Warwick, New York); and Nick Smith
(Termon, County Cavan, Ireland).
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Ann was a gift from Heaven to humankind. Loving, kind, understanding and always
willing to help with an encouraging word, she was loved by all who knew her. She was
the meaning of love and will be dearly missed.
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The family of Ann Mattia wish to acknowledge the help and comfort she was shown
throughout her illness by doctors and nurses in the Wall Township area, including those
at Jersey Shore Hospital. Your skill and dedication were important to her. You have our