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Justine C. Somers

Posted By Hall-Wynne On January 5, 2019 @ 8:42 am In Durham,Obituaries | 3 Comments

In Memorial

Justine “Grammy” Caroline Matko Somers, 93, died unexpectedly on January 1, 2019 in Durham, NC. She was born on October 23, 1925 in Franklin, New Jersey to parents Andrew John and Julianna Kukuda Matko.

Justine was an inspiring woman of boundless interests. A graduate of Brooklyn College and New York University, she spent her professional life as an entrepreneur, a dietician, a food service director, a restauranteur, a caterer, and librarian. She was an avid reader, a swimmer, a chef, a card shark, a needlecrafter, a coin collector, a pianist, and a passionate Durham Bulls fan. Above all, Justine was a fiercely loyal friend and ardently devoted to her family.

Justine is survived by her sons William and his wife Robin, Andrew and his wife Anna; her grandchildren Meredith, Marybeth and her husband Jon, Tracy, Julianna and her husband Alex, Peter; and her family by affection Craig and Josephine.

A visitation will be held Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 2-4pm at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W Main Street, Durham. NC, 27701. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 810 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC. Those who wish to remember Justine in a special way may join the family on Durham Bulls Opening day, April 11, 2019. The Somers family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham, NC


Condolences for the family of “Justine C. Somers”

Condolence from Peter and Vickie Torres on January 5th, 2019 9:14 pm

How very blessed we all are to have known and loved this remarkable lady. She leaves behind many loving and memorable moments that will be shared for years to come. We all should aspire to live our lives as vividly and heartfelt as “Grammy” lived hers. Our thoughts and prayers are with our Somers family.

Love and hugs,
Peter and Vickie

Condolence from Maryann Kick on January 6th, 2019 1:18 pm

Justine was a remarkable woman who cared very much for life, family and friends. I knew her during her time at the Meadows Senior Living Apartments, and was privileged to offer her the Eucharist at the Saturday Services from St. Francis of Assisi Church. She alway greeted me with twinkling eyes and a beautiful smile. We enjoyed talking about the delicious ethnic foods related to our family heritage. She will be remembered fondly.

Condolence from Tashana DeBerry on January 13th, 2019 12:11 pm

I will keep your family in my prayers . One thing that really helps me in times like these is 2 Corinthians 1, :3 and 4. It tells us where we can find the best kind of comfort . And I want to share that with you❤️

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