Sister Evelyn Marie Matarese


Sister Evelyn Marie Matarese SNDdeN, 90, died July 31, 2019 at the Notre Dame Care Center in Worcester, Mass.

She was born in Providence, daughter of Nicholas and Elmelinda (Raimondi) Matarese. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Providence and The Elms College in Chicopee, Mass. After Entering the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1952, she was known as Sister James Elizabeth. She later studied biology at Catholic University and earned a master’s degree in education from Salem (Mass.) State University. Sister Evelyn was a teacher for 46 years in Notre Dame affiliated schools in Massaschusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, including 21 years at St. Kevin School in Warwick, four years at St. Teresa High School in Providence and two years at St. Ann School in Cranston.

She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, including her cousin Pat and friend Dottie, and her sisters in religion, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She was predeceased by her brothers, Nicholas and Edward, and her sister, Gloria.

Calling hours are Thursday, Aug. 8, from 1-3 p.m., with a prayer service at 2 p.m. at the Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, 555 Plantation St., Worcester. The funeral Mass will follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will be Friday, Aug. 9 in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, 468 Poquonock Ave., Windsor, CT 06095.


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