Alice A. Mattingly
ONEONTA _ Alice A. Mattingly of Fripp Island, S.C., and recently of Oneonta, died Monday, July 2, 2012.
Born in Ridgway, Ill., on Nov. 16, 1927, she received her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Louis University and master's degree from Buffalo State. She taught second grade in the Niagara-Wheatfield School District and happily retired after 20 years of service.
Alice married William B. Mattingly on July 16, 1951, in Ridgway, and they enjoyed 59 years together. They spent their adult lives in the Niagara frontier raising a family and enjoying friends.
She was the inspiration for Bill's sailboat, Ultimate Alice, and they enjoyed memberships in the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Chamber Music Society and supported several playhouses such as Studio Arena and Ujima. They enjoyed traveling and visited sites in England, Sicily, Greece and the digs on Santorini.
Following retirement, Alice volunteered as food shuttle principal in delivery of food to pantries and shelters and supported VIVE in Buffalo. After vacationing on Fripp Island, S.C., for 20 years, she and Bill became permanent residents on 2001.
She leaves behind many friends from their years there, especially her fellow parishioners at Holy Cross Mission and her neighbors on Fiddlers Ridge.
Alice was predeceased by her husband, Bill; her brother, Victor A. Aydt and a sister-in law, Constance Clark. She is survived by two daughters, Sarah (Paul) Patterson of Oneonta, and Mary (Russ) Raney of Salem, Ore.; two sons, William B, III (Polly Chu) of Painted Post, and Garrett (Milena) of Beltsville, Md. There are seven grandchildren: Jacob (Lauren) Patterson, Katharine (Eric) Johnson and Elizabeth Patterson, Aidan Raney, Alexander and Nicholas Mattingly, and Alan Mattingly. She had two great-grandchildren, Nathanael and Juliana Patterson. She is survived as well by her sisters-in-law, Amelia Mattingly and Margery Aydt, and her brothers-in-law, John (Kathy) and Nick Mattingly, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at St, Mary's Church in Oneonta.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at A.O. Fox Hospital ICU for their thoughtfulness and kindness shown to Alice and her family in her last days. In Alice's memory, donations may be made to VIVE Inc., 50 Wyoming Ave., Buffalo, NY. 14215 or to A.O. Fox Hospital, 1 Norton Ave. Oneonta, NY 13820.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.