Hilda M. Matice

Mrs. Hilda M. Matice of Latimer Hill Road, Ames, NY, was born into eternal life on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Born in Sharon Center, on September 3, 1921, she was the daughter of the late George E. Mosher and Katherine Fitzgerald Mosher. She was 92.

A lifelong resident, Hilda graduated from Sharon Springs Central School. She was employed by Beech-Nut in Canajoharie for several years until her retirement. Hilda was a devout Catholic who was a former member of the St. Peter’s and Paul’s Church in Canajoharie and its Altar Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Ames Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.

Hilda truly enjoyed life and loved living in Ames. She was proud to have lived in her home independently and was often seen walking to the Ames Store to spend time with her neighbors. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

On August 30, 1951, she was united in marriage to Thalen L. Matice. Their union lasted 60 years until his passing on February 25, 2011. She was also predeceased by three brothers, George, Royace and Raymond Mosher; and four sisters, Theresa Van Duesen, Dorothy France, Mildred Pellegrini and Evelyn Terranova.

Survivors include her only daughter, Kathy L. Matice and her husband, Steffen U. Low of Los Altos, California; two cherished grandchildren, Elliot Andrew and Kelsey Katherine.

The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 23, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, 115 Reid Street, Fort Plain, with the Rev. Dennis Murphy as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Canajoharie.

Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY, where her arrangements have been entrusted. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Ames Volunteer Fire Department or Mountain Valley Hospice. Please visit the online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.