Elsie Matteo, longtime resident of Carmel, passed away peacefully at her home on January 22, 2012, at the age of 68. She was born in the Bronx, on May 24, 1943. She was the loving wife to Rocco Joseph Matteo.
Elsie is survived by her children Anthony, Kristina, and Karen and her son in law John, and loving sister and brother-in-law Carol and Anthony. She is also survived by her grandchildren Joseph, Mitchel, Rachel, Marc, Jenna, Sarah and Eliza, and her nieces and nephews.
Elsie worked for Putnam County for over 25 years and loved her job and coworkers in the Finance Department. She was a Master Gardener through Cornell Cooperative in Putnam County and a member of the Carmel Brewster Garden Club, she spent much of her free time working in her garden or helping others with theirs. When Elsie was not in her garden she spent her time reading or planning where to go on her next exciting vacation.
Visitation will be held Thursday January 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Balsamo-Cordovano Funeral Home, 15 Church St. (off Route 6) Carmel NY 10512, 845- 225-2144. A Mass will be celebrated on Friday January 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church at 11 a.m., with interment to follow to the Raymond Hill Cemetery in Carmel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County, 1 Geneva Rd Brewster, NY 10509.