Obituary for Vernon C. Matheson
Vernon C. Matheson, 88, a lifelong resident of Framingham, died peacefully Tuesday Nov. 11, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Mary Louise (Power) Matheson who died in 2009.
Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Harvey E. and Belle (Ogilvie) Matheson. A graduate of Framingham High with the class of 1944, Mr. Matheson enlisted in the Navy during World War II and served until his honorable discharge in 1946. He attended Newton and Worcester Trade Schools and began his apprenticeship in the family business: Harvey E. Matheson & Son Plumbing and Heating. After his father's retirement, he owned and operated the business as a master plumber until his own retirement in 1991. Mr. Matheson was a member of the Plumbing Heating & Cooling Contractors Association, the Alpha Masonic Lodge, the American Legion and was a second generation participant in the Framingham Heart Study. He always took great pride in his home's landscaping and enjoyed doing yardwork; but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.
He is survived by his children: Carol A. O'Grady and her husband David of Blackstone, Susan L. Clendenin, Jane E. Matheson and Linda J. Matheson all of Framingham and Cynthia R. Matheson and her devoted partner Bill Looney of Marlborough; 3 grandsons: Douglas E. Rockwell, Jr., Brandon C. Rockwell & wife Vanessa and Thomas A. Rockwell & wife Donavon; and 3 great grandchildren: Katrina, Adam & Tyler Rockwell; a sister: Barbara J. Macaulay of Gilford, NH and several in-laws, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, great grandnieces & great grandnephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Lorraine V. Montana.
Visiting hours are Sunday, Nov. 16th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham. A funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home followed by burial with military honors in the family lot at Edgell Grove Cemetery, Grove St., Framingham. The family suggests donations be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA. 02472, also online at www.alz.org/manh/