Rita Mattioli, 91, of Southborough


Southborough – Rita Ann (Noberini) Mattioli, 91, of Southborough, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Richard Mattioli, who passed away in 1996.

Born in Southborough, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mena (Trioli) Noberini. She was a 1941 graduate of the former Peter’s High School in Southborough and then graduated from beauty school.

During WWII, she would travel to Fort Devens where she would cut and style hair for the military men and women. She opened her own shop, Rita’s Beauty Salon in Framingham, and later moved it to Southborough. She retired in 2001.

She was a former member of St Anne Church in Southborough. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Richard Mattioli and his wife Sandy of Worcester, Ronald Mattioli and his wife Martha Ann of Southborough, and Robert Mattioli and his wife Patricia of Marlborough; seven grandchildren, Christine and Leah Mattioli, Daniel, Bryan and Shawn Mattioli and his wife Katie, Jesse Preston, and Joe Pineau; and three sister-in-laws, Janet Mattioli of Southborough, Ann Mattioli of Cape Cod, and Vicky Noborini.

Her funeral Mass was held Monday, Nov. 17 at St Matthew Church of Southborough, f9ollowed by burial in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in her memory to St. Matthew Scholarship Fund, 105 Highland St., Southborough, MA 01772, or the Southborough Police Association, Box 9, Southborough, MA 01772.

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