Anna Matera

Obituary of Anna Matera

Anna Cristiano Matera, age 94, of Bridgeport, peacefully left this life on Saturday, July 23, 2005. She was an angel sleeping in her big white house and now she sleeps with the angels. She was born in Bridgeport on July 14, 1911 to the late Vincenzo and Julia Robertazzi Cristiano. Anna was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Matera.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving and devoted daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Joseph Totora, daughter-in-law, Carole Matera, her beloved grandchildren, Diane Tantimonico and her husband, Gary, Dawn Totora and her husband, Sal Gilbertie, Christine Gorneault and her companion, Tom, Debbie Casey and her husband, Michael and Frank Matera, Jr. and his wife, Grace. Anna was affectionately known as Nonni and Big Ma to her twelve great-grandchildren, Gary, Gregg and Gina Gorneault, Michael, Jr., Colin, Patrick, Julia, Amelia and Joseph Casey, Kelly Matera, Ryan Tantimonico and Bilal Gilbertie. She shared a very close and special relationship with her sister, Pauline Piazza. She also leaves several caring nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was pre-deceased by her loving son, Frank Matera, Sr., Vincent and Anthony Cristiano and little sister, Margie.

From our family garden, God has picked our most precious flower to live forever in His Eternal Garden. She will always be missed. 

Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. from the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, and at 11:00 a.m. in St. Margarets Shrine, Bridgeport for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.

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