Sept. 14, 1909-Nov. 23, 2001
William T. Matthews, 92, died at St. Francis Hospital on Nov. 23, 2001 following a stroke. Mr. Matthews was a graduate of Columbia College, 1930, and of Columbia University Law School, 1934. For over 40 years he practiced law, many of these years at the firm of Breed, Abbot and Morgan in NYC. He specialized in real estate law.
During WWII he received a commission in the US Naval Reserves. His first tour of duty was at NAS Banana River, FL, where he taught celestial navigation. Later duty, as the war drew to a close, he worked with the Navy Contract Termination program in Washington, DC.
Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Matthews and his family moved from that city to Port Washington in 1949. He was a member of various Bar Associations in accordance with his devoted interest in the law. He also enjoyed reading, art and music and kept up a lively interest in current events. For many years walking was his favorite form of recreation, contributing, perhaps, to his long and basically healthy life.
In addition to Helen, his wife for 62 years, Mr. Matthews is survived by three grandchildren, William T. Matthews II, Charles P. Matthews and Colleen E. Matthews. His son, William P. Matthews, and his daughter, Margaret T. Matthews, predeceased him.
A Mass of Christian Burial was said in St. Peter of Alcantara Church on Nov. 27 followed by a burial service in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn.
Lucy Caramanica, 88, of Port Washington, died on Nov. 28. 2001, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her daughters Marie Posner, Virginia Caramanica and Irene Johnson; her grandchildren Denise Antin (Ronnie), Jennifer Johnson and Richard Johnson; her great-grandchildren Jason Antin and Alexa Antin. Lucy worked at the National Westminster Bank of Port Washington for 25 years. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter of Alcantara Church. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.