82 Fairview Ave.
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Thomas Matcheson

Thomas Matcheson

Tuesday, February 24th, 1953 - Monday, February 8th, 2021
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Thomas Matcheson
Wolcott, CT

On Monday the 8th of February, the world lost a gentle, selfless, and one-of-a kind man.
Thomas Matcheson lost his battle with COVID, and peacefully left this world, with wife Marcia, daughters Johnna and Laura, and son Adam by his side. He was 67. The world he lived in was one filled with endless love for his 6 grandchildren, Ryan, Alexander (SPC, USA), Raven, Olivia, Lucas and Zoe. One that shared endless anecdotes of Barbershop quartets, Chinese culture, fire building techniques and fine dining, with his sons-in-law Jason and Derek (CW2, USA), and daughter-in-law Awen.

Born February 24th 1953, in Waterbury, to the late Anne Wallick and late John Matcheson, he grew up in Naugatuck where he met his soulmate and wife of 41 years, Marcia. He then, alongside with his brother Jon and wife Merci, restored a hillside Victorian home back to its 19th century splendor, where they would raise their families. In their spare time, they would enjoy watching Formula One races and celebrating their traditions as members of the Russian Orthodox Church. During warm summer nights, he could be found playing scrabble with his wife Marcia, relaxed on a patio overlooking the Housatonic River, in a cabin they shared with dear friends. A multi-tradesman, skilled singer, favorite cuddle bug to his grandkids and overall gentleman, he was truly a man who would intrigue and inspire every soul he touched.

This shall be a remembrance not of a life gone, but of a life that will remain within us, with every heartbeat, through his love and legacy of kindness and generosity, all things red, his humorous-or-not puns, bright green crocs and tape measure in the pocket. We must not take for granted the fragility of this life in current times, nor the warm embrace of love, albeit distant. We must let Tom live through us and carry on his legacies as he would so want us to do.

All services are private and arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. Memorial contributions in Tom’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Please go to https://www.stjude.org/donate to donate.
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Lauren & Tessa

Posted at 09:28am
You will be missed! May your memory live on always in the hearts of those who love you.
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Nicole and Adrian

Posted at 01:21pm
Dearest Matcheson Family, I haven't the words to express my deep sorrow for you all. Adrian and I send our love and strength to you all.
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Ann Marie Wallick Leber

Posted at 07:08am
I was saddened by the news of the passing of Tommy. My brother Bill and I have wonderful memories of our visits to Connecticut with Tommy and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Walt Hollister

Posted at 03:30pm
I haven't seen Tom in years. We played in the Naugatuck Fife and Drum Corp together in the 1960's. Tom was always fun to be around. Sounds like he had a full life. God bless Tom and may he rest in peace.
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Harry Spohrer

Posted at 03:13pm
So sorry to hear the passing of Tommy. Our deepest condolences are sent out to the entire family. He was a great man and we consider the whole Matcheson family an extension of our own family. He will also be remembered as a great drummer through Drum Corps, a tremendous voice within the church, and someone to look up to as I personally decided my career based on his success in the HVAC field. He will be deeply missed. -The Spohrer family. Harry, Holly, Harry III, and Scott.
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