Anna Mattes

Anna Mattes

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

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Obituary for Anna Mattes (Vitullo)

Anna M. (Vitullo) Mattes, 91, a lifelong resident of Warren, RI, died, Saturday, January 9, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Manor, Bristol.

She was the wife of 46 years to the late John Mattes.

Born in Warren, RI, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Josephine (Jannitti) Vitullo.

Mrs. Mattes was a devoted catholic and a member of St. Alexanders Church. She and her husband were very active in the St. Alexanders community, always helping where they could, such as, the Holy Name Society and the annual Italian Festival.

After graduating high school Anna worked for SE Rains, Bristol Manufacturing and retired from Raytheon as a computer librarian after 30 years. After retiring, Anna and John spent their winters in Florida where they had many friends and were active in planning events for their community, such as community barbecue’s, casino trips and dinner shows.

Her family meant the world to her. She enjoyed their weekly Sunday dinners and trips to the casino with her daughter. Anna was happiest when her family was all together.

She is survived by a son, John A. Mattes and his wife Nancy of Bristol, RI, two grandchildren, John N. Mattes and his wife Lisa of Warren, RI and Nicole Bussiere and her husband Matthew of North Attleborough, MA, three great grandchildren, Logan Bussiere, Emily Bussiere, and Abraham Mattes, and a son in law James Olive of Riverside, RI.

She was the mother of the late Susan Olive.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 10 AM, in St. Alexanders Church, 221, Main Street, Warren, RI.

Calling hours are omitted.

Burial will follow in St. Alexanders Cemetery, Warren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the RI SPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI, 02915 or to the RI Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI, 02906.

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Arrangements are by Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI.

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    St. Alexander Church
    221 Main Street
    Warren, Rhode Island
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    St. Alexander Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Warren, Rhode Island
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Laura Hood

John and family,
So sorry to hear of Aunt Anna's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Laura (Sousa) Hood
Comment | Posted at 10:53pm via Condolence

Robin Whalen

John and Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. I have so many fond memories of your parents when Jack and I were growing up. Our thoughts are with you.
Comment | Posted at 09:59am via Condolence

Dick & Betty Carlone, Estero FL

Dear John and family. We are deeply saddened to learn of Aunt Anna's passing. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and warm heart. Please know that we keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Comment | Posted at 10:52am via Condolence

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