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Rose M. Matt

December 1, 1934 - November 1, 2021

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister & friend


Service Date: November 5, 2021

In Lieu of Flowers: See Obit

Obituaries » Rose M. Matt

Rose M. (nee-Abene) Matt passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021 at Morristown Medical Center. She was 86.

She was born the oldest of 5 on December 1st 1934 in Newark to Peter & Edna Abene. Rose grew up in East Orange before moving to Lake Parsippany in 1962, where she and Charles raised their family.

She was an esteemed matriarch, world traveler with her husband; lifelong lover of fishing, dancing and cooking for friends and family. Rose had a sharp sense of humor and quick wit. She enjoyed games and loved competition, card games, bingo, tricky trays and best Halloween costume contest with Parsippany Senior Center.

Rose was a member of Saint Christopher R.C. Church.

She worked as an Office Manager for Standard Roofings & later ABC Supply Co. for many years before retiring.

Rose is predeceased by her husband, Charles Matt (10/18/1993) and her daughter, Nancy Matt (2/27/1987).

Survivors include her daughters: Patricia McCauley & her husband, Roy, Sharon Royal & her husband, Stuart, Lori Fields, Diana Shively & her husband, Bruce, her brothers, Peter Abene and his wife, MaryAnn, Joseph Abene and her sisters, Dolores Fresco & Patricia Dalton. Rose is also survived by her cherished 9 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Funeral on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 9:00a.m. from the Par-Troy Funeral Home. 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany. (973)887-3235 or visit With the Liturgy of Christian Burial to be offered at 10:00a.m. at Saint Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, 179 Baldwin Road, Parsippany. Interment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to the Valerie Fund. 2101 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040.