Edna E. Matregrano, 97


Edna E. Matregrano, 97Marlborough – Edna E. Matregrano, 97, of Marlborough, Kingston and New York City, died peacefully Monday, March 5, 2012.

Born in Marlborough, the daughter of Anna (Russo) and Raphaele Matregrano, she spent the majority of her adult life in New York City, where she worked as a supervisor for the New York Telephone Company (AT&T). Upon retirement she returned to Marlborough and lived there for many years until 1997, when she moved to Kingston to live with her nephew, Ralph Calderaro and his wife Frances.

During the World War II, she was named “Miss Liberty.” While living in Marlborough, she was an active communicant at St. Ann's Church, and an active member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Bandiera e Concordia Lodge #240 of the Order of the Sons of Italy, of which her father was a founding member.

She was the heart and soul of her extended family by taking each succeeding generation under her wing – providing love, support and guidance. She always will be remembered for her sense of humor, her joy of living, her love of young people, and her never forgetting your birthday or anniversary – always celebrated with her note or card.

She is survived by her brother, Ralph Matregrano Sr., of Rumney, New Hampshire, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Virginia and Mafalda, and her brothers, Anthony and Alpino.

Her funeral will be held Friday, March 9, at 9 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, March 8, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home, 95 West Main St., Marlborough.

For online condolences, visit www.shortfuneral.com.

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