Obituary: Rosemarie Matash


Funeral mass for Rosemarie Matash, 82, of Cullman will be at 10 a.m., Friday, August 27, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Reverend Patrick Egan, O.S.B. will officiate with interment in Good Hope Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel with the rosary beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Cullman Funeral Home is honored to serve the Matash family.

Rosemarie was born May 4, 1939 to Leonard Raymond and Margaret McCourt Galante.  She passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021 at her residence. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother: Ignatius Galante.

Survivors include her husband: David Matash, Jr.; daughters: Sabrina (Rob) Hudson, Renee (Gaither) Mills, Pippa (Vernon) Abernathy and Nadia (Michael) Sanders; sister: Gwen Donahue; grandchildren: Tabitha (Justin) Rhodes, Tiffany Murphy (Evan Brasher), Logan Murphy, Austin Murphy, Morgan Hudson, Ashley (Anthony) White, Tyler (Lauren) Mills, Heather (Chris) Brewer, Matthew Rogers, Morgan Clark, Alexis Sanders, Mikayla Sanders and Sarah Sanders; great-grandchildren: Bentley, Lydia, Clayton, Aubrey, Reese, Kailey, Kloe, Kinkade, Kait, Sawyer, Lincoln, Noah, Wilson, Michael, Isabella, Christian and Wyatt and a host of family and friends. 

How do you put into words the sum of someone’s life?  How can you measure the impact? Rosemarie was tiny, but she was mighty. She was the family matriarch, intercessor, helper and gift giver.  Rosemarie lived for her family, their successes, accomplishments and struggles were hers. She was strong in character, tough, genuine, joyful, energetic and a devout Christian.  She worked tirelessly through the years to instill these values into her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and to plant seeds of faith.  She was a prayer warrior, spending time daily with her Lord and praying for her family.  She moved mountains in prayer (Matthew 17:20) and would move mountains to be there for her family.  She loved to sing.  She was full of energy, never tiring, always moving, singing, cooking, baking or cleaning.  She loved to shop and spent hours tirelessly looking for deals.  She was always up for Black Friday shopping, no matter how early or late. She spent time planting and caring for her plants and flowers, decorating her home and crocheting blankets for all the babies in the family.  She was so many things to all of her family, and there will be a void in her absence, but most of all she will be greatly missed.  

“She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children will rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her” Proverbs 31:27-28.

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