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Fremont O. Matthews

April 19, 1927 September 1, 2019
Fremont O. Matthews
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Fremont Overon Matthews, Sr.

Cape Neddick – Fremont Overon Matthews, Sr., 92, passed away Sept 1, 2019, at Varney Crossing with his family at his side after a long decline of health. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Varney Crossing for all the care given to Fremont while under their care.

Fremont was born April 19, 1927, son of Harold and Mary (Overon) Matthews. He was one of seven siblings all born in Cape Neddick.

He served in WWII in the Seabees as an instructor. Upon being discharge he continued on in the field of auto mechanics, working for several local garages, and for the Maine State Police as an auto mechanic for 25 years, retiring when he was age 55. He also ran his own garage during that time and, after he retired, ran his business until he retired at age 85.

He was a proud member of both the V.F.W. Post 6977 and the American Legion in York. Fremont was known for his sense of humor and quick funny responses.

He is predeceased by wife Martha (Beckert) Matthews, the love of his life, his parents, brothers Fred, Roger, Harold Jr, & William Matthews.

He is survived by his daughter Katherine Matthews Butler of Cape Neddick. Son Fremont O. Matthews Jr & his wife Dawn of Naples Florida. His brother Gerald Matthews of Florida and Fremont’s twin sister Ave Matthews of Calif. Grandchildren Janet Anderson & partner Donny Engel of So Berwick, Chris Anderson & wife Cybill of Cape Neddick. Michael Matthews and wife Julie of Kittery. Brian Matthews & wife Melissa of Kittery Pt. His great grandchildren Travis, CJ, Olivia, Paige, Samuel, Aiden, Noah, Kaitlyn & Isabella.

A graveside service with be held at the First Parish Cemetery in York on Sept 21, 2019 at 10am. The public is welcome to say their final goodbye to Fremont and any fond memories they wish to share.

In lieu of flowers, we please ask you to donate to the V.F.W Boardman-Ellis Post 6977 PO Box 201, York Beach, ME 03910 or the York Food Pantry PO Box 180, York, ME 03909. These were two of Fremont’s favorite charitable Organizations.

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