ELEANOR WYROUGH MATTHIESEN
ELEANOR WYROUGH MATTHIESEN, Trenton educator, died on January 23, 2015. She was 95 and a resident of Lawrenceville before moving to Newtown in 2003.
A graduate of Georgian Court University, she earned a master's degree in art education from Columbia University. A talented artist, she studied with John Charry and William Smith. She entered the education field as an art teacher and was later appointed chairman of the art and music department of the Trenton High School, a post she held until her retirement in 1981.
Active in volunteer work, she was the founding president of the City Museum Society, "Ellarslie"; a member of the Art Committee of the Capitol Health System, Mercer Campus; a volunteer at Morris Hall; and member of the Junior League, the Old Barracks, and the Trent House Association.
With her husband, C. Paul Matthiesen, she was an avid traveler. For many years they were enthusiastic sailors on their boat which was docked on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. She was an opera and classical music devotee.
Born in Narbeth, PA and raised in Trenton, she was the daughter of Hugh and Anne Taggart Wyrough. She is survived by her brother, Richard and his wife Frances Wyrough of Frederick, Maryland; by three nephews, Richard Page Wyrough of Lothian and Solomons, Maryland; Alexander Penn Wyrough of Coconut Grove, Florida; and Peter Stuart Wyrough of Edgewater, Maryland; by five grand nephews and three grand nieces, and by several cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 28, at 11 am, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 81 Swamp Rd., Newtown, PA. Interment in Ewing Cemetery will be private.
Arrangements are under the direction of the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, Ewing, NJ. Please visit www.murphyfh.com for additional information.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pennswood Village Fellowship Fund, 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown, PA 18940.
Posted on 28 Jan 2015 by MFH