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Elva F. Mattos, 81, of Marlborough

Marlborough – Elva F. (Semas) Mattos, 81, of Marlborough, former longtime resident Hudson, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, at her residence in Marlborough. She was the loving wife of 52 years to the late James W. Mattos, who died in 2004.

Elva was born and raised in Taunton, daughter of the late John F. and Rosalina (Perry) Semas. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Taunton High School. She moved to Hudson along with her husband in 1964 and took great pride in the raising of her family and caring for their home. Since 2005, she has resided with her daughter Gail and family in Marlborough. She cherished spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and had a passion for shopping. She was a member of Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson.

She is survived by her four children, Kevin Mattos of Worcester, Gary Mattos and his wife Wendy of Worcester, Sharon Lund and her husband Alan of Holden, and Gail Hendrix and her husband Brian of Marlborough. She is also survived by her four loving grandchildren, Natasha Mattos of Worcester, Brandon Hendrix and his wife Payson of Hudson, Tyler Hendrix of Worcester, and Tiana Hendrix of Marlborough, along with her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 15 siblings.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 8, at 9 a.m., in Saint Michael's Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Saint Michael's Cemetery, Hudson. Family and friends may attend calling hours Thursday, Aug. 7, 5-8 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Elva may be made to the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Avenue, Ste. 2, Norwood, MA 02062.

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  1. Sometimes the Internet is a good thing. If it was not for a “Google Alert” directing me to this newspaper, I would not have known of Elva’s passing. I am one of her many nephews; my dad Leonard, was her brother. There were 16 in all in the Semas “clan.” It was a warm, loving, and accomplished family and I have many fond memories. I was the last of my family born in Taunton (Morton Hospital) before my dad headed west to California, after serving in the Navy during WWII. Though I grew up in a distant Santa Clara, California, my folks would take the family back most summers to visit the “old folks,” and the rest of our wonderful family. I have great remembrances of Grandma cooking for dozens, down in the cellar; of barnyard animals; of walking with Grandpa to the milking barn on Longmeadow St. The barnyard behind the modest home is gone; the Longmeadow barn and hayfield is condos or apartments; but the memories of all of my Semas family linger. I can still name the names (with a little thinking) of all 16 aunts and uncles, and I will always remember this one – Aunt Elva. God by with you and your family. I’m so happy I had a chance to say goodbye; I only wish I could have had one more hello. With love, your nephew, Len

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