Harold W. (Bill) Matthews, age 83, beloved husband of Joanne passed away March 6th at his home in Eaton, NY.
He was born and grew up in Canton, NY and was a graduate of Canton College. Bill worked as a supervisor for Dairylea and HP Hood at its Vernon Plant. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting, gardening and the ponies.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joanne Matthews, his three children, Marie (Dan) McDermott, Melissa (Steve) Lawless and Tom (Julie) Matthews; 6 grandchildren, Rourke Devlin, Shane Devlin, Tessa Matthews, Mepgan Matthews, Josh Lawless, and Christian Lawless. Also surviving are his siblings, Duane Matthews, Roland Matthews, Alice Blackmer and Ellen Janack. Bill was predeceased by his brothers Merton Matthews, Howard Matthews and sister Bettie Gilson. Graveside Services will be Saturday, May 4th at 1 oclock at the Brick Chapel Cemetery, Canton, NY. Rev. Tom Jones will lead the services at the graveside weather permitting. Roland and Shirley have offered their place for a dish to pass gathering after the ceremony.