On March 27, 2023, Melissa Maria Matthews, beloved Fiancée, devoted Daughter, Niece, Aunt, Godmother, and friend passed away at the age of 39 years young. Melissa was born, raised and currently lived in Yonkers, NY where she obtained her RN from the Cochran School of nursing followed by her Masters degree from Mercy. She was born in St Johns Riverside Hospital and took a job there once she received her RN where she continued to work for over 18 years until her passing. She had a passion for enjoying all the best life had to offer love, laughter, food, traveling and of course, her family and friends, to whom she was fiercely loyal. Melissa met her Fiancée Vinny in 2006 and they built an incredible life together.
Melissa’s work passion was in the Labor and Delivery unit of the hospital where she mastered all aspects of the job so she could be available to help in any situation. She was a patient advocate and had a severe love for children which could be seen not only at work but by watching her interactions with all of her nieces and nephews, younger cousins, children of friends and associates and any child who had the privilege of spending time with her. She loved to babysit and would help anyone in need without a second thought.
Melissa will always be remembered for her willingness to help others, her strength to overcome all adversity, her fierce dedication to her family and friends, her remarkable character and of course her sarcastic sense of humor. She could make anyone laugh and find the humor in any situation. Melissa is survived by her mother Vincenza, Uncles Alfonso and Carmine, Aunts Maria and Sandy, Fiancée Vinny, Cousins Alex and Josephine, Annemarie Ciraco and family, Nieces and nephews Alex, Charlie, Sophia, Gabby, Abigail, Todd and Brianna, Best friends Jayme, Jessica and Danielle, her fur baby Lucia as well as numerous other family members and friends. She leaves us to join her most recently deceased Father Robert Matthews, Grandmother Giuseppa Bracco and Bella her beloved fur baby as well as many other loved relatives and friends. She was well loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Her amazing spirit will live on in those who cherished her most.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital in her name. The family would also like to thank all who have reached out with condolences and words of comfort during this impossible time. Rest In Paradise Melissa Maria Matthews.