Gertrude B. Mathews, 96, of Manlius passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was born in Lawrence, MA and graduated from Lawrence High School. She was a Realtor for many years at Gallinger Real Estate until she retired in 1996. Gert was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church and a member of its Guild and former President of the Altar Rosary Society. She was a voracious book reader, loved to cook and entertain for family and friends and volunteered for the Fayetteville Library and Francis House.
She was predeceased by her husband, J. Ray Mathews; and seven brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her son, J. Raymond Mathews, his wife, Nancy and their children, Jesse (Alexandra) Ghoman and Jenna (Collier) Winters; her daughter, Mary Ellen Pugh, her husband Darryl and their children Colin and Daniel Pugh; and two great-grandchildren, Westbrook Winters and Rosie Ghoman; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call from 9:00 to 11:00 am Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs St., Fayetteville. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow the calling hours at 11:00 am. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Fayetteville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Symphoria, 234 Harrison St., Syracuse, NY 13202 or F.I.S.H. c/o Dennis Brady, 4897 Ledyard Dr, Manlius, NY 13104.