We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home
Arthur B. Matson, Jr., 94, formerly of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Nancy C. (Matson) Matson with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.
Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Arthur and Lillian (Skarin) Matson. He was educated in Worcester and was a graduate of North High School. He also attended and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
During the Korean Conflict, he served with the United States Army, earning the Army of Occupation Medal and attaining the rank of Corporal.
Arthur was employed as a commercial artist with Fannell Studios in Boston and then freelanced for 10 years prior to his retirement.
He was a longstanding member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Westborough, was a former member of the Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE) and was a docent at Worcester Art Museum. He enjoyed antiquing, painting watercolors and designed the beautiful series of stained glass windows at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert A. Matson and his wife, Ronda, of Millis and Rev. David J. Matson and his wife, Jessica, of Readfield, Maine; one daughter, Jennifer A. Andrews and her husband, Scott, of Centerville; seven grandchildren, Erin, Amanda, Robert, John, Rachel, Leif and Dylan and four great-grandchildren, Michael, Abigail, Vivienne and Mila.
He leaves his nieces, Wendy Sawyer, Holly Perry and Andrea Honore, as well as his nephews, E. Guy Sawyer and Chuck Swanson.
Arthur was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Sawyer.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 183 West Main St., Westborough followed by a reception. Burial in All Faith’s Cemetery, Worcester, will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 183 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581