Matilda Anne Greer (nee Bielawski) was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 8, 1926 to Julian and Anna (nee Halicki) Bielawski, who were Polish immigrants. She was the sixth of eight children. She attended St. Josaphat’s Catholic School, St. Mary’s Academy, Nazareth Academy, and Roxborough High School.
Matilda married George Donald Greer, also of Roxborough, after his naval service in the Second World War on April 27, 1947. After raising five children in Roxborough, she began a career serving as a chef at Sunnybrook Golf Club for more than two decades. One of her signature dishes, known as the “Tillie’s Special” is still on the menu today.
After retiring Matilda continued to devote her life to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved her family deeply and always put them first.
Matilda was a fiercely independent, self-taught, creative person who was a voracious reader, curious and well-informed about many, many subjects. A great lady!
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George, her son, Eric, her grandson Christopher, and all her siblings.
Matilda is survived by her daughters, Georgia Vivino (Michael Vivino), Julia Bowman (Lawrence Bowman), Andrea Sullivan (Stephen Sullivan), and son, Mark Greer (Joanne Greer). She is also survived by six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, Oct 15 at 11:00 AM at Lownes Family Funeral Home 659 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill
A Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct 15 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home before the Funeral Service
Matilda's Interment at Westminster Cemetery 701 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Matilda’s favorite charity, The Shriners Hospitals for Children – Philadelphia.
Due to the Pandemic it is asked that you are vaccinated to attend the Visitation and the Funeral Services.