Agatha C. Matricciani

Age 89: A hospital volunteer, she also held posts at the Cathedral School PTA and a Little Italy parish group.


Agatha C. Matricciani, a homemaker and longtime volunteer, died Tuesday at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. She was 89.

The former Agatha Corasaniti was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. She was a 1936 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame and attended Mount St. Agnes College in Mount Washington.

She met her future husband, Guy J. Matricciani, when both were aboard the Italian tall ship Amerigo Vespucci, in the 1930s. They were married in 1939.

Mrs. Matricciani volunteered at Bon Secours Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital and what is now St. Joseph Medical Center.

She had been president of the Cathedral School PTA and vice president of the St. Gabriel Society of St. Leo Roman Catholic Church in Little Italy. She also had been a member and former officer of the St. Elizabeth Women's Guild.

The longtime Melrose Avenue resident was a daily communicant at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen until moving to the retirement community in 1993.

She had been an avid gardener and enjoyed visiting Italy, spending summers at a second home in Avalon, N.J., and taking cruises.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Leo's, at Stiles and Exeter streets.

Surviving are her husband of 69 years, the former chairman and president of Matricciani Co.; a son, Guy J. Matricciani Jr. of Owings Mills; three daughters, Lucy Plowden of Mays Chapel, Mary Jo Vondersmith of Towson and Agatha "Murf" Rosenbaum of Ruxton; a sister, Rita Ayd of Towson; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Another son, Jay Matricciani, died in 2005.

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