Natalie N. Mather
1920 ∼ 2018
Natalie Neill Mather died at her home in Quissett on August 30, 2018 shortly after her 98th birthday. She was the oldest daughter of Margaret L. Neill (nee Slattery) and John Rea Neill.
She was graduated from St. John the Baptist School in Mendham, New Jersey and from Barnard College in New York City. At Barnard she studied government and math.
She married Richard Sale Edwards in 1942 and had four children. The family moved to Woods Hole in 1953. She worked at the Marine Biological Laboratory for many years and then worked in Real Estate. In 1970, she married Frank Jewett Mather III and spent summers in Woods Hole and winters in Key Biscayne, Florida. She and her husband Frank travelled and fished all over the world. While in her 70’s she received a paralegal degree so she could serve as a guardian ad litem while wintering in Florida. She enjoyed lapidary work, silversmithing, goldsmithing and copper enameling. She was passionate about politics, an avid genealogist and a great storyteller.
She was predeceased by her two sisters and her husband Frank. J. Mather III. She is survived by her four children: Lee Townley of Brunswick, Maine, Arden Edwards of Woods Hole, Richard S. Edwards Jr., also of Woods Hole and Catherine E. Neill of Unity, Maine. She has nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Her ashes will be taken to the family plot in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester, New Jersey. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.