Grace Olga Matakanski

October 15, 1942February 16, 2018

Grace O. Matakanski, 75, of Buzzards Bay was greeted by the Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven on February 16, 2018. She was born in Holyoke, MA growing up in Wrentham, MA and graduating from King Philip Regional High School. She was an avid learner. Grace continued her education to Bridgewater State College but left early to care for her family.

Grace’s highest priority in life was her relationship with Jesus Christ and a passionate desire for others to have a loving relationship with him. A caring woman, she continued her legacy of love with the “Bay Cares” caregiving ministry through the Bay Community Alliance Church. She leaves her brothers John and Matthew Matakanski, brother-in-law John Zink as well as nephews Mark, Erik and Christian Matakanski, Paul Ganley and niece Meredith Matakanski. Grace was preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Grace (Findlay) Matakanski as well as her sister Janet Zink.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Buzzards Bay Alliance Church located at 40 Cypress Street Buzzards Bay, MA on Saturday, March 31st at 12 p.m. Donations in honor of Grace may be sent to the Bay Community Alliance Church Benevolent Fund P.O. Box 296 Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-0296. Arrangements by the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home 154 Route 6A Sandwich, MA.


  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, March 31, 2018

Grace Olga Matakanski

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Janet Ricardo

February 24, 2018

Grace was a beautiful person who loved and served The Lord all of her life.
Gay was my friend and I will miss her.

Robert and Brenda Greer

February 20, 2018

Robert and I send our deepest condolences to the Matakanski family at this difficult time. Love you all.

Geri Cellini

February 20, 2018

Grace blessed her family with her caring and love. As she lovingly tended her mom and sister during their last days, Grace was in turn loved by her brothers and extended family. Her love was returned.
God rest your soul Gay.

Lee Brown

February 19, 2018

So many memories growing up visiting Lake Pearl when I was a kid. Always had fun there. I am sure there was a big party when you arrived to see your Mom and Dad and Janet again. Rest in Peace my cousin Gay. You deserve to rest now.

The Staff of Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

February 17, 2018

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.