Quick Facts of

  • Net Worth$5 million
  • First NameMatilda
  • Last NameCuomo
  • CareerTeacher
  • Age91 years
  • MotherMary Raffa
  • FatherCharles Raffa
  • HusbandMario Matthew Cuomo
  • Son2

Born on September 16, 1931, Matilda Cuomo is a former First Lady of New York who was active from 1983 to 1994. At present, she works as an advocate for children and women.

Well, in this article, let us discuss his career, marital relationship, and also his family details.

Matilda Was Born in New York; she is Close to His Parents

As mentioned above Matilda was born on 1961, September 16, in New York. Her parents Mary (née Gitto) Raffa (d.1995) and Carmelo “Charles” Raffa (d.1988) were immigrants who have moved to the USA from Sicily.

Matilda Cuomo

Her father owned a supermarket, and also invested in real estate as well.

He has four siblings

Talking of his siblings, she is the middle child of his parent’s 4 siblings. He has two older brothers Frank and Sam, a sister Nancy and a younger brother Joseph.

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Talking about his education, he did his schooling from Midwood High School and finished his university education in 1954 from St. John’s University.

Matilda Was Married to Mario Cuomo

Matilda was married to a former governor of New York Mario Cuomo. The couple got married in 1954, shortly after she finished his university education.

The duo remained in a marital relationship for almost 60 years before her spouse Mario died on January 1, 2015.

His body was buried on January 6, 2015, at St. John Cemetery, New York, United States.

Where and how did Matilda and Mario Meet?

Cutting the long story short, Matilda and Mario met during their graduation at St. John’s University. She reportedly saw him in the cafeteria of the college in 1951.

Matilda Cuomo with her husband Mario Cuomo
Matilda Cuomo with her husband Mario Cuomo

The couple soon clicked and began dating. To support her husband after their marriage on June 5, 1954, Matilda worked as a teacher all the while Mario finished his law education at St John’s.

Do They Have Children Together?

From her marital relationship with her late husband, she had five children. They together had 3 daughters Margaret, Maria, and Madeline Cuomo, and two sons Andrew and Christopher.

While their oldest son Andrew Cuomo is the 56th governor of New York, their daughter Maria Cuomo Cole is a film producer who has been appreciated for works like Newtown and The Invisible War.

The Cuomo Family

Similarly, their youngest son Chris Cuomo works for CNN as a newscaster and their daughter Margaret Cuomo is a successful physician and radiologist.

How Much Is Matilda Cuomo’s Net Worth?

As of 2022, Matilda has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Likewise, her son Andrew is estimated to own wealth around $5 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth.

Well, talking of their income source, her earning is primarily her career as an advocate.