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Mary Ferguson Mattia


Fri, Feb 28th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Mary Ferguson Mattia, 81, of Chico, Calif., formerly of the Wykoff-Chatfield area, died Jan. 31, 2003, in Chico.

Mary Ferguson was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Wykoff, and graduated salutatorian of her class at Chatfield High School. She worked for the superintendent of schools in Chatfield and later received a registered nursing degree from Saint Marys School of Nursing in Rochester. She joined the Navy Nursing Corps in 1943 and in 1944, married Lt. Philip Mattia, a pilot in the Marines. Her husband preceded her in death. She recently moved to Chico to be with her son and grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Michael of Chico; three grandchildren; two brothers, James (Gerry) Ferguson of Chatfield and Lawrence (Pat) Ferguson of Rochester; and two sisters, Patricia Just of Lakewood, Calif., and Helen Snider of Rochester.

No service is planned for Mary Ferguson Mattia. The body was cremated.

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