Obituary of Matthew Natalie
Greece: March 31, 2018, at the age of 86. Matthew is predeceased by his daughter, Laura Natalie. He is survived by his loving wife, Livia (Zingaro) Natalie; son, Thomas (Barbara) Natalie; grandsons, Douglas & Jacob Natalie; sister, Mary Ann Hrankowski; sister-in-law, Gertrude (James) Cosmano; brothers-in-law, Vincent (Josephine) Zingaro & Robert (Samantha) Zingaro; several nieces & nephews. Matthew served his country in the Korean Era with the US Army. He was the former principal at the Munn and Bernabi Elementary Schools in Spencerport.
Matthew’s visitation will be held 4-8 PM on Friday, April 6th at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9:30 am on Saturday at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 North Greece Rd. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations may be sent to the Parkinson Research Foundation, 5969 Cattleridge Blvd, Suite 100, Sarasota FL 34232 in Matthew’s name.
Matthew was born on February 29, 1932, son to Rocco and Anna (Bonafide) Natalie. His family included his sister, Mary Ann Hrankowski Natalie, and their family resided in the Dutch Town neighborhood of Rochester. During his younger years, Matthew enjoyed sports which included played basketball and baseball. At this young age he displayed his energetic nature by working at the City of Rochester Highway Department and Susskins Hardware. He would then focus on his education and earned his undergraduate degree and subsequent Masters in Education and Administration.
Livia and Matthew met at wedding, fell in love and were married at St. Francis of Assisi Chuch in Rochester. Their family grew with the addition of their daughter, Laura and son, Thomas. Matthew enjoyed spending time with his family and cherished the family gathering. Traveling the world became one of his favorite activities, including 24 Caribbean cruises & trips to Italy, Hawaii and Las Vegas. He was an active member of St. Lawrence Church, enjoyed watching the NY Yankees, NY Football Giants & the Rochester Rhinos. Matthew liked puzzles, painting by numbers & taking photos while on vacation. He truly was an energetic individual.
Matthew's family will miss his humor, thoughtfullness & calm demeanor.