Carleton R. Matthews

Passed away on January 26, 2016
WAREHAM – Carleton R. Matthews, 67, of Wareham, died January 26, 2016 in Tobey Hospital, Wareham, after injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.  He was the son of the late Benjamin and Mary (Merrill) Matthews. He was born in Wareham and lived there all of his life. He graduated from Wareham High School. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed drag racing. Survivors include 2 daughters, Stefanie L. Matthews of East Wareham and Alisha Mendes of Brockton; 2 sons, Joel C. Matthews of N. Attleboro and Richard Gonsalves and his wife Alex of Plymouth; 2 brothers, Kenneth Matthews of West Wareham and Raymond Matthews of Plymouth; a sister, Harriet Matthews Mendes of New Bedford; 8 grandchildren, Karlai, Lyrik, King David, Carliss, Saveion, Angela, Devyn and Keaton; 2 great grandchildren, Kailani and Caleb; several nephews and nieces. He was the brother of the late William Matthews. His funeral will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.