Cartwright Funeral Homes


MATTHEWS, Mary E. (Cate) of Braintree, passed away November 10, 2017 after a period of failing health at the age of 69. Beloved wife of Thomas Matthews, loving mother of Sarah Casanova and her husband Justin of Braintree and Patricia DiTunno and her husband Steven of Whitman. Devoted sister of Patricia Disharoon of Abington. She was predeceased by her parents Roy and Mary (Walsh) Cate. Dear Nana to Adrianna and Michael Casanova and Daniel and Patrick DiTunno. Mary was born in Boston and has lived in Braintree since 1973. She was a comptroller at State Street Bank for over 10 years and previously she was a teacher in the Boston Public School system and at the Sharon Lee Preschool in Weymouth. She was also an active parishioner of St. Clare Church, Braintree where she participated in the Prayer Shawl Ministry and was a C.C.D. Teacher for many years. Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral home, 845 Washington St., Braintree MA 02184 until 9 a.m. Thursday followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Clare Church, 1244 Liberty St., Braintree MA 02184. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to The Angel Fund or to the Veterans Administration.

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