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Patricia A. (Matter) Ray

August 15, 1938 ~ March 4, 2018 (age 79)
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Patricia “Patty” Ray, 79, of Ellington, NY went home to be with the lord March 4,2018.

She was born August 15, 1938 in Buffalo, NY to the late Cornelius and Bernice Matter.

Patty started her work career running a paper route at the age of 10. Then working for Curtis Burns Canning in the filling room and eventually becoming floor manager, JN Adam Memorial Hospital as a mental hygene aid. She became an LPN in 1983. Patty worked as a LPN at Salamanca Hospital, Tri County Hospital and finally as a treatment nurse at Salamanca Nursing Home.

She was a member of  the Leon Weslyan Church for 40 years teaching Sunday school for 30 of the 40 years.

Patty enjoyed nature, taking pictures,making pillows, gospel music and going to homecoming concerts. She was also a member of the photography club of Ellington,NY. Patty had many of her pictures published and loved giving away the pillows that she made.

Next to Christ she loved her husband, children and grandchildren who were her world.

Loving wife to the late George “Bill” Ray; cherished mother to George W, Karen Waterhouse, Deborah (Bud) Pike, Paul (Jeanette), John (Ruthann), Rebecca (Jeff) Haynoski and Kim Ray; special grandmother to Tricia and many other grandchildren; sister to Rose Masi and Norley Richter.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to DiStasio Funeral Home Inc. South Dayton, NY




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