CATRAMBONE, MARIA T., - 89, of Ventnor, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, October 14, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Nichols J. Catrambone with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.Maria had a full and fruitful life. Maria was raised in New York, living in both Hoboken and Staten Island. She became a Prima Ballerina for New York City Opera before she was married. While raising her three children, she opened her own ballet school, where she passed on her talent to the next generation. Later, she worked several years for her brother Michael J. Matthews in both his Assembly and Mayoral offices, where she was the backbone of the organization. Maria was very active in the Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Lioness Club.Maria is survived by her three children, Denise Catrambone; Nicholas Catrambone and his wife Suzanne Catrambone of Exton, PA; and Trina House and her husband Robert House of Charleston, SC; two brothers, Joseph Matthews of Del Ray Beach, FL and Robert Matthews of Somers Point, NJ; seven grandchildren, Joseph, Christopher, Sally Ann, Elyse Marie, Sabrina, Isabella, and Ava; and four great-grandchildren.Our mom would like to be remembered as a n inspiration to her family and her friends. She was the family's foundation, a rock to which many clung. She was always there to listen and not judge. Maria will be missed by all who knew her.A viewing will take place Thursday, October 20, at Holy Trinity parish: St. James Church, Ventnor, beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.Burial will take place at Laurel Memorial Park, Pomona.Funeral arrangements are by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home of Ventnor and Linwood. Condolences may be extended to the family at

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