Mrs. Mary Matthews

In Memory Of

Mrs. Mary
A special request;

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to: the Northwell Health Foundation.


Mary Matthews (née Albanese), accomplished interior designer and beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, died peacefully on Monday, April 4, 2022 surrounded by family at her home in North Hills, New York. She was 94 years old.

 Mary was the founder and president of interior design firm Mary Matthews Interiors, Inc. and enjoyed a successful, decades-long career designing residential and commercial properties in the Tri-State area and along the east coast until her retirement in 2018 at age 90. She loved spending time at her summer home in Asharoken, NY, traveling to Florida, swimming, cooking, listening to music, and entertaining family and friends. Mary was known for her elegance, wittiness, impeccable style, zest for life, and loving nature.

 She was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband George, brothers Russell, Vincent, and Anthony, and grandson William. She is survived by her brother, Joseph, five loving children, Russell, Lynn, Brian (Rachel), George, and Greg, and adoring grandchildren, Matthew (fiancée Kaleigh), Kelly, Ryan, Emily, Owen, Kate, and Jeffrey, all of whom will miss her dearly.

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