Judith M. Matson

January 8, 1942March 12, 2018

Judith “Judi” M. Matson, 76 of Keene and formerly of Troy, NH, passed away on March 12, 2018 at Westwood Nursing Home in Keene.

She was born on January 8, 1942 in Hyannis, MA the daughter of Mary (Degrout) and Howard Dickey II. She attended area schools and graduated from Nauset Regional High School with the Class of 1960.

Judi enjoyed being a vital part of the inner workings of the Town of Troy for 26 years. She wore many hats as the Deputy Town Clerk, Tax Collector, and working for the Water and Sewer Department. She also served on several Boards including the Cemetery Board and Planning Board. After her retirement, Judi continued to work at Walmart as a Customer Service Associate and Stocker.

Between work and other involvement, Judi’s passion for working with people shined bright. She stayed active in her community through the Lion’s Club, the VFW, and by volunteering at Helping Hands. In her free time, Judi enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and crosswords. Judi played Bingo with her friends Lucy, Sally and Joanie, among others, and had fairly good luck. On occasion she would visit casinos and try to bring that luck with her.

Judi leaves behind her daughter: Marlo Umbaugh and her husband Norman of Blaine, WA; son: Mikko Maki and his wife of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren: Quinton Umbaugh, Matthew Maki, and Marissa Maki; brothers: Howard “Skip” Dickey III and wife Donna of Cape Cod MA and Johnathan Dickey and his wife Robbie Stewart of Gray, TN, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members.

She was predeceased by her first husband: John Maki; second husband: Bill Matson; and sister: Brenda Mead.

Per Judi’s wishes, there will be no services. Burial will take place at Mt. View Cemetery in Troy, NH.


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Judith M. Matson

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Cheryl Morton Nickerson

June 29, 2018

I can't believe I just found out about your passing Judi. My sincerest condolences to Mikko and Marlo and the rest of the friends and family of Judi. There are soo many great memories I have of you Judi, I'm sure you and mom are have a great old time catching up. This explains why Rissa and I have missed you soo much at Wal-Mart. Rissa has been so worried about you and now I can tell her you are at peace. I love you Judi. Until we meet again!

Margaret Perry

April 13, 2018

Judi was a very loved sister-in-law. We enjoyed many good times with family at her home in Troy NH and many visits to Keene where we enjoyed lunchs during visits. She will be missed by all who knew her. My deepest sympathy wishes to her son and daughter who we do not see very often. Your mom is now at peace. Love Aunt Margaret