Nellie “Marie” (Heller) Matthews

Nellie “Marie” (Heller) Matthews, 71, died on Monday, July 25, 2022, at her home in Manville, NJ. Born in Berwick on September 15, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Earl R. and Nancy L. (Fahringer) Heller, Jr, who owned Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck. Marie spent her childhood there, where she and her sister and brother made many memories and formed strong bonds with friends. She eventually settled in Manville, NJ. Marie worked as a licensed beautician and manicurist for the Hair Gallery in Bridgewater from 1985, retiring in 2020. She previously worked for Joe Romano and Ed Cuba in Berwick. She was funny and loved by all her family both in New Jersey and Berwick. Marie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Berwick. She loved spending time with her family and was a fun and loving grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Matty” Matthews in 1998; and brother-in-law, Ron Powlus, Sr. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her beloved daughter, Nancy Lee Kishbaugh and fiancé Rafael Sepulveda; adored grandchildren, Amelia, Elena and Avianna; sister, Susan Powlus; brother, Earl R. Heller, III; niece, Christine Powlus; nephew, Ron (Sara) Powlus; great nephews, Max McCabe, Ronnie and Tommy Powlus; and several cousins. Visiting hours will be held from 4-7 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick. Local arrangements entrusted Heller Funeral Home, LLC, Nescopeck, PA. Online messages of comfort may be sent to