OBITUARY

Alexander W. "Alex" Matson Sr.

August 29, 1931February 13, 2013
Play Tribute Movie

Alexander W. “Alex” Matson, Sr. 81, of Colby Street, Keene, NH, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Keene Center Genesis Elder Care, Keene.

He was born in Troy, NH, August 29, 1931, the son of Matilda and John Matson. He grew up in Troy, attending local schools.

Mr. Matson was an Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict achieving the rank of corporal.

Following his military obligations, he resided in Fitzwilliam for a brief time before moving to Keene. While residing in Fitzwilliam, he was a town police officer and he wound the clock in the town hall steeple, a responsibility he especially enjoyed.

He worked for 20 years as a machinist with Kingsbury Corporation of Keene. He later worked for 20 years as a truck driver, first with Scenic State Oil and later with the Cheshire Oil Company of Keene.

Mr. Matson served with the Keene Fire Department Deluge Hose Call Company from October 10, 1966 until November 11, 1986 attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He was a member of the Gordon Bissell American Legion Post #4 and the Veterans of Foreign War Post 799, both of Keene.

His favorite pastime was running the roads, often ending with lunch somewhere along his travels. He also enjoyed camping and being with his family, his many friends, and his dog, Sadie.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Catherine M. (Thompson) Matson of Keene; his children, Alexander W. “Buddy” Matson, Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Roxbury, NH, Patricia Matson and her fiancé, Douglas Kendall, of Keene, Martha Landry and her husband, David, of Geneva, IL; nine grandchildren, Alexander W. Matson, III and his wife, Michelle, Craig Matson, Lisa Bowman, Catherine Souther and her husband, David, Dirk Bowman, Paige Landry, Jack Landry, Nicolas Landry, Hannah Landry; six great-grandchildren, Alexander W. Matson, IV, Caleb Matson, Lauren Kendall, Rachel Malcom, Ethan Malcom, Miranda Souther; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings.

A graveside service will be held in the spring in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Fitzwilliam, NH. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mr. Matson’s memory to the Keene Fire Department, 31 Vernon Street, Keene, NH 03431, or to Patient Care Needs of Hospice, c/o Home Healthcare Hospice and Community Services, PO Box 564, Keene, NH 03431-0564.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 17, 2013
  • Fire Department Prayer Service Sunday, February 17, 2013
REMEMBERING

Alexander W. "Alex" Matson Sr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES
Dayle Nelson (Longever)

March 2, 2013

Hi Sis, Buddy, Sitty, Marcy,

I remember lots of camping trips at Greenfield state park. We sure did have lots of fun. Your mom always packed up the red wagon and we would head for the beach. Lots of games on the dead end roads there. Those were the good old days. I appreciate all those memories that our parents gave to us.
Homemade popcorn made by Sy and Alice had bug juice. Your dad cutting through wood for the fire in one fallen swoop of the axe. I miss those days, they were fun.

Take care and I am truly sorry for your loss.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Alex with his cow "Christ If I Know".

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY