Matthew J. Ceurvels, 91, of West Wareham, died Feb. 9, 2016 in Tobey Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth B. (Dunnebier) Ceurvels. They were married for 70 years. He was the son of the late John and Theresa (Paterzo) Ceurvels.
He was born in Boston and lived in Dorchester and Franklin for many years before moving to Wareham in 1992.
He served as a Sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. Ceurvels worked as a machinist at GTE-Sylvania in Needham for many years before retiring.
He was a talented drummer having played in the band “Swing Kings”.
Mr. Ceurvels was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Buzzards Bay.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth B. (Dunnebier) Ceurvels; a daughter, Loraine D. Masterson and her husband, Paul of Bourne; a son, Glenn Ceurvels and his wife, Linda of Bellingham; 4 grandchildren, April Shields of Bellingham, Keith Ceurvels of Myrtle Beach, SC; Scott P. Masterson and Laura Potter both of Wareham; 7 great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Henry Ceurvels.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 29 Armory Rd., Buzzards Bay. Visiting hours have been omitted.