Cassandra Mattera Obituary (1942 – 2022) – Culpeper, DC

Cassandra “Cassie” Lee Mattera

July 30, 1942 – January 16, 2022

Cassandra “Cassie” L. Mattera, 79, died Jan. 16, 2022, at Culpeper Regional Medical Center, Va., after a long illness. Cassie was born on July 30, 1942 in Washington, DC to the late Albert Mattera and Louise (née Houchens) Mattera.

Cassie was one of four siblings and is survived by her devoted sister, Betty Brown (John) of Leesburg, Virginia, and her brother, Michael of West River, Maryland. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Amanda in 1975; her husband, David in 1999; and her brother, Ralph (Gradye) in 2017. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, relatives and close friends.

In her youth, Cassie was a unique, vibrant, talented and beautiful soul, who loved writing, music, the arts and her pets. She treasured her family and friends and rarely missed an opportunity to thank them all with cards and letters on special occasions. His writing skills were the envy of anyone who aspired to calligraphy. She occasionally goes to the casino to satisfy her taste for games, especially slot machines. In many ways, Cassie was life imitating art.

Although she spent most of her youth in the Washington, DC area, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1968 and later to Las Vegas, NM. She moved to Orange, Virginia after her husband died. You could say Cassie was kind of a flower child in her late 60s and loved the West Coast and its beautiful people and surroundings.

Although the past few years have not been kind to Cassie due to her health, she has always kept her spirits up, her faith intact and tried her best to be independent and a burden to no one. She will be greatly missed, but her struggles are over.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Betty Brown, 22310 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, VA 20175. Donations may be sent to Saint Isidore’s Catholic Church, 14414 St. Isidore Way, Orange, VA 22960, if desired.

Preddy Funeral Home

250 West Main Street, Orange, Virginia.

Published by Orange County Review on January 27, 2022.

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