Ma Reynolds - Mums, was the undisputed matriarch of the Reynolds family, and she made it clear that Lori would be treated with respect.
The breakfast room had cleared out an hour before, but the patient matriarch kept her coffee cup full and left her alone.
She almost lost her stomach at the innocent question from the middle-aged matriarch of the bed and breakfast.
As the matriarch of the Forrester family, Flannery has delivered a nuanced role of the powerful woman who clings too tightly to her children and battles other women for the love of Forrester patriarch Eric.
Actress Frances Reid continued her role as beloved matriarch Alice Horton, and was the show's longest running cast member until her death in February, 2010.