The Middletown Press has a loving tribute to Ann DeMatteo, who had a long career in local journalism, most recently as the managing editor of the Press. DeMatteo died of cancer on Sunday, she was 55 years old.
Rosa DeLauro released the following statement, "Ann was a remarkable woman who we have lost much too soon. Ann demonstrated a unique courage as she shared her own battle with cancer with her many readers, making her columns a beloved feature. She informed, inspired and encouraged many of us to become more involved with our communities. Ann touched the lives of many and she will be deeply missed by all of those fortunate enough to have known her."