DiLuzio Foley And Fletcher Funeral Homes

33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH


Jacob Matthews

September 28, 1998March 12, 2017

Jacob Francis Matthews, 18 of Westmoreland NH died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born in Keene, NH, on September 28th, 1998, the son of Jennifer (Fredette) and Jeffrey Matthews. He attended school in Westmoreland and Keene and was set to graduate this year.

He was beloved son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend.

He played in a local band, The Steiner Youth and worked at Luca’s in Keene.

He is survived by his parents, Jennifer and Jeffrey Matthews of Westmoreland, his brother Zachary of Westmoreland, his maternal grandmother, Maureen Fredette of Westmoreland, his paternal grandparents Joanne and Charles Matthews of Swanzey, his best friend Jacob Hitchcock of Keene and dozens of cousins, aunts and uncles with whom he shared a close bond. He is predeceased by his paternal grandfather, James Fredette of Westmoreland. Jacob was an old soul as was evidence for his passion for playing the Blues. He was well known for his kind spirit, charming smile and witty sense of humor.

He had many activities of interest but they all paled in comparison with his absolute passion for guitar. If he wasn’t at school, work or hanging out with his best friend planning their epic road trip for this coming summer, he could be found hanging out either at Retro Music or in his room playing guitar, often with his brother and often into the early hours of the morning. He would video chat with both friends and strangers jamming, learning and teaching guitar. Music was more than a hobby, it was his passion and a huge part of his identity.

Because of his passion for both learning and teaching guitar, a scholarship has been set up to honor it. The Jacob Matthews Guitar Scholarship will be used to help would be guitarists on their way with both equipment and lessons that otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it. In lieu of flowers, donations to this can be sent to The Jacob Matthews Guitar Scholarship, c/o Savings Bank of Walpole, 84 Marlborough Street, Keene NH 03431.

T-shirts to fund the scholarship can be ordered at https://jacobmatthews.secure-decoration.com

Calling hours will be from 1:30-3:00pm on Saturday March 18, 2017. The funeral service will be at 3:00pm followed by a gathering of friends and family. This will all take place at Monadnock Covenant Church, Base Hill Road, Keene NH.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 18, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 18, 2017


Jacob Matthews

have a memory or condolence to add?

Nina LaFrance

April 3, 2017

I only met him a few times but he seemed to be the kind of young person we would like to keep on the planet, intelligent, inquisitive and kind. So sorry for your loss.

Dana Foote

March 18, 2017

I was very very sad to hear of your sons passing, There are no words...That can express how Tragic it is...so so sorry for you

March 17, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my kindest and deeply heatfelt sympathy. May you have all the comfort God can give. Tiffany Sparks, New Jersry

Joe and Jen Torres

March 16, 2017

Chuck, we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Your grandson will always have a special place in your heart. May God embrace you and your family during this time. We are sending our love to you.

Marie Olmstead

March 16, 2017

Dear Joanne and family, There are no words...know that my heart is with you.

DuBois Family

March 16, 2017

Sorry for your family's loss Chuck

March 16, 2017

Jeff, I was so heartbroken to hear of your loss and can not imagine the pain you're feeling right now. I am heartsick. You, Jen and Zachary are all in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences. Love, Pam Davidian

Kevin Frawley

March 16, 2017

Jeff, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your whole family for the loss of Jacob.

Joanne Desrosiers

March 16, 2017

I haven't been able to think of anything else all week. My heart hurts. Our continued love and prayers. Love, Joanne and Randy

Season Smith

March 15, 2017

Jen, Jeff and Zachary, I am so heartbroken for you all. My deepest condolences.