Mary I. Mathews, 83, of Reading, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 3rd, at Penn State St. Joseph Medical Center, surrounded by family.

Mary was born in Reading, on February 12, 1934, a daughter of the late Ida (Pompei) and Edward Borzacchini.

She was the loving wife of Charles E. Mathews for 64 years.

She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 1018 N. 8th St., Reading, PA 19604.

Mary was a 1951 Central Catholic High School Graduate.

She was employed as a secretary at Luden's in Reading, and later in life worked for Rundle's Pharmacy for 20 years.

Mary loved to crochet, sew and make crafts, and enjoyed the company of her husband, children and grandchildren.

Mary is also survived by a daughter, Kathleen M. Sullivan, fiancee of Jeff Rathkey, of Mt. Penn.; two sons,

David C., husband of Sherri Mathews, of Riverview Park, and Michael P. Mathews, of Muhlenberg Twp.

Also surviving are 4 grandchildren: Steven, husband of Erin Mathews; Nicholas Mathews; Jess Mathews, fiancee of Jason Plageman; and Zachary Sullivan.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7th, at Gethsemane Chapel of Resurrection, 3139 Kutztown Rd., Reading, PA. Inurnment in Gethsemane Chapel of St. George.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.

Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 1501 N. 11th St., Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

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