Wilfred E. Matton
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Salem - Wilfred E. Matton, 72, of Salem, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, October 18, 2019, at the NSMC / Salem Hospital following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Gloria R. (Guilmette) Matton with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.
Born and Raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Alphonse J. and Marie A. (Poitras) Matton. As a young man he worked with his father in the residential construction business. A veteran of Vietnam, Will served with the Army in Europe. Following his tour of duty he returned to the states and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service working as a mailman and behind the counter for nearly 40 years in Malden, Melrose and Somerville. He retired in 2008 and continued his education by earning his associate degree in Accounting while working, in many different capacities, for Ste. Anne Parish in Salem. Additionally he was a Eucharistic Minister for the parish and a President of the Ste. Anne Holy Name Society for many years.
Will was especially devoted to his wife and children. He loved outdoor activities as well as home projects and landscaping as well as traveling.
In addition to his loving wife Gloria, he is survived by their son Aaron J. Matton and daughter Sarah R. Matton, both of Salem; two brothers, Frank Matton and his wife Ellen of Nashua, N.H., and Gerard Matton of Beverly; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Richard, Robert, and George Matton.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St. (Route 114/1A) Salem, on Friday, October 25, 2019, at 10 a.m., to be followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in Ste. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours, at the funeral home, will be on Thursday, October 24, from 4 to 7 p.m., in lieu of flowers, kindly consider a memorial contribution to Ste. Anne Parish of Salem or to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. For guestbook and additional information, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com.
Published on October 23, 2019


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