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Amy Pelletier Mattos

d. February 15, 2024

Amy Pelletier Mattos

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Amy Pelletier Mattos. She transitioned on February 15, 2024 after so courageously fighting her illness with ALS.

Amy Dickson was born in Rahway, New Jersey to beloved parents Henry and Ann Dickson. They welcomed her on January 15, 1955, to the house Henry built with his own two hands in rural Colonia, a place she described as smelling of sweet hay and ripe Jersey tomatoes. Amy was the exact middle child with two older and two younger sisters and her unwavering admiration and caring for her parents was an ever- present happiness in her life. As a kid, she loved riding her bike as far as her legs would take her. She enjoyed the freedom of climbing a tree where she would read for hours and delighted in this pastime that would become a lifelong joy. After high school, Amy proudly graduated from Rutgers University, having put herself through college using her own tenacious drive, savings and wit. She was a Capricorn through and through.

In the chilly and quiet autumn of 1980, on the faraway island of Nantucket, Amy welcomed her own daughter, Katherine Ann. She then moved to Brookline, where she enjoyed both beautiful friendships and memories through her bookkeeping position at Boston Publishing Company in the Back Bay. She married her fiancee, John Mattos, in the spring of 1987 and moved to the South Shore of Boston. Hingham was a town with historical charm and natural beauty that she enjoyed straightaway. Amy loved taking long strolls along the water at dusk and could never pass up a photo opportunity of a glowing sunset with its fantastic hues during each miraculous season. She loved working in the garden in springtime, and relishing the fruits of her labor throughout the sunny summer months. Amy often sent along particular tidbits and quiet happenings of the week in a hand -written letter, employing her exquisite handwriting and attaching clippings of various articles she imagined the recipients would find of interest.

She had a sense of humor that remained with her always. Amy was most content when listening to music, whether it was the Eagles blasting from her car stereo while summer air rolled through the open windows, while dancing around the living room to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ’The King and I’ or, once her illness made it difficult for her to speak or move with ease, mirthfully playing the BeeGees ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and nodding along, with a twinkle in her eye.

Most important of all, she knew how to make everybody feel loved. Amy is deeply missed by her husband, John, her grandchildren- Faye, Henrietta, Lily, and Silas, Sam Myers, and her dear daughter, Kate.

A celebration of her life will be held on the South Shore this summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Amy may be made to a wonderful organization- ALS Compassionate Care, West Falmouth, MA 02547.

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