GLENN T. MATTHEWS JR.

Glenn T. Matthews Jr.

ATHOL — A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at the Metcalf Memorial Chapel in Warwick for Glenn T. Matthews Jr., 65, of Sanders Street, and who died Nov. 19, at Athol Hospital.

Rev. Dan Dibble officiated. Following the service, a reception was held a the Warwick Town Hall.

Witty’s Funeral Home was honored with directing the arrangements.

ATHOL — Glenn T. Matthews Jr., “Squeaky,” 65, of 71 Sanders St., died unexpectedly on Sunday morning, Nov. 19, 2017, at Athol Hospital after being stricken ill earlier at home.

Born in Greenfield on March 12, 1952, he was a son of the late Glenn T. Sr. and Rosemary H. (Bezio) Matthews. He grew up in Warwick and graduated from Franklin County Vocational School in 1971.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Tracy Matthews of Athol; a son, Andrew Matthews of Athol; stepdaughter, Jennifer Rahaim of Gardner; stepsons, Nicholas Rahaim and Thomas Rahaim, both of Winchendon; grandchildren, Kaelyn Gabrilla and Alexia Hicks; brothers, Randall “Randy” Matthews and wife Karen of Orange, Michael Matthews of Atkinson, N.H., and Stanley Matthews and wife Betty of Wareham; sisters, Diana Tandy and husband Dana of Warwick, Fay Session and husband Todd of Leyden, Gail Harty and husband Tom of Athol, and Elise Tandy and husband Richard of Orange; several nephews and nieces; and in-laws Richard and Judith Rathburn of Orange.

Glenn had worked for the Nichols and Stone Company in Gardner as a machine operator/sander for seven years and had also worked at the former Duall Plastics in Athol.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and enjoyed spending time with family. He also enjoyed gardening, and sports and was an avid sports card collector.

There are no calling hours.

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m., at the Metcalf Memorial Chapel, 32 Athol Rd., Warwick, with Rev. Dan Dibble officiating.

Following the service, a reception will be held in the Warwick Town Hall, on the common.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home towards the funeral expenses either by mail or on the online obituary, clicking the donation button.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.

ATHOL — Glenn T. Matthews Jr., 65, died unexpectedly on Sunday morning, Nov. 19, 2017, at Athol Hospital after being stricken ill.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

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