Marjorie E. Matacale, of Canisteo

CANISTEO-Marjorie E. Matacale, 91, of 28 Second Street, passed away Wednesday evening (January 20, 2016) at her home.


Born in Corning, April 5, 1924, the daughter of Volney and Etta Herrneckar Waight, she had resided in Canisteo since 1959. She was a graduate of Hornell High School and had been employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the former Bethesda Community Hospital in North Hornell. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Hornell.


Marjorie was a true “people person” who was active as a den mother, a Brownie leader and a leader in both the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.


She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband, Clifford Comfort and her second husband, George Matacale. She was also predeceased by her son, Ronald Matacale, two step-sons, Robert and John Matacale, one sister, Christine Waight and five brothers, Clifford, Karl, Edward, Jack and Brian Waight.


She is survived by two daughters, Rita (Gary) Coleman of Horseheads, and Irene (Andrew) Nadjadi of Bath, three sons, George (Betty Lou) Matacale of North Carolina, Richard (Cheryl) Comfort of Texas and Lyle (Nancy) Comfort of Hornell, three sisters, Kay LePosa of Hornell, Sally DeConick of Rochester, and Vivian Treckman of Florida, three brothers, William Waight of Nevada, David (Anne) Waight of Maryland and Kurt (Alice) Waight of Tennessee several grand, great grand and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


To send a remembrance to the family, please visit The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, Director.


The family will be present to receive friends at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo on Saturday from 2-4 PM where Funeral services will be held following calling hours at 4 PM. Rev. Donald Maynard will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo.