Maureen Yolanda Mattison
Maureen Yolanda Mattison, a.k.a “Tatty”, a retired housekeeper for the Concord Resort Hotel, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility in Liberty New York. She was sixty eight.
Maureen was the daughter of the late Herman Mattison and Leila Roache-Mattison. She also received great guidance and care from her late grandmother Daisy Roache, who assisted while mom and dad was away. Maureen Mattison was born January 31, 1953 in Kingston, Jamaica where she attended Papine Jr. Secondary School. Maureen was married to Albert Wong, now deceased. Although Tatty did not have any children of her own, she managed to raise five step-children from her husband. After migrating to the USA Maureen became a lifelong resident of Monticello, New York, where she called home and loved dearly. She was loved by many of her family and friends of the community. Tatty had three sisters and two brothers. The older sisters are Jenny Morris who passed away 2018, and Jolly Birch who passed away 2011, her older brother Philip Mattison deceased 2008. Maureen is survived by her Brother Michael Mattison, Sister Jennifer Blake, Nephews, Ronald Smith, Jamal Colon, Niece Nafeesah Blake and many more nieces and nephews. Tatty had five aunts and three uncles. Her surviving aunts, Mrs. Hilda Arscott, and Mrs, Pearline Thompson, and an uncle, Uncle Frank Roache. The cousins and other close family members can only be described as NUMEROUS.
While Maureen was attending school, she showed quite an aptitude for her english language and spellings. She was an avid reader of many novels and other books such as Hardy boys and Nancy Drews. Maureen was very clean in her habits, that is, she always liked a clean surrounding. She was very soft spoken and extremely kind and sympathetic, she would give the shirt off her back if she thinks you need it.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 22 from 12:00 to 1:00pm at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello, with a funeral service starting at 1pm. Due to the current health crisis, social distancing guidelines must be met - a limited number of people at one time will be allowed in the funeral home, and facemasks are required. Burial will follow at the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello NY; for additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.kennyfuneralhome.com