Edward (“Ed”) E. Matson Jr. A native of Troy, NH, and longtime resident of Surry, NH, died comfortably at his home on Nov. 28, 2021, with the love of family, friends and a lifetime of shared memories.
He was born at Elliot Community Hospital, Keene, NH, on Nov. 23, 1946, to Yvonne (Rouleau) and Edward E. Matson Sr. and graduated from Monadnock Regional High School while working as an Apprentice Machinist at Markem Corp.
He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1965 and served as Electricians Mate and Petty Officer aboard the USS
Saratoga until discharged in 1969. As a Master Electrician of the State of NH, he held positions at local companies including Kingsbury, Bard, Harold Johnson Electric, Troy Mills, and Cheshire Hospital. Ed continued his career as an Electrical Plant Mechanic at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power and retired as the Building Services Supervisor for corporate facilities as an employee of Entergy Corp. in 2009.
He was a devoted member of the Dailey Whipple VFW in Keene, NH, and enjoyed hunting, golfing and leisure times with friends. He took much pride in his home and sharing laughs with his family.
Ed is survived by his wife of 31 years, Pamela A. (Zielonko) Matson; Brother Timothy Matson Sr., his wife Diane and nephew Timothy Matson Jr.; Daughters Heather Fish and Kara Matson; Son Edward E. Matson III; Grandsons Arnold Fish III, Justin Fish, Chandler Matson, and Jax Castor; Granddaughters Marlena Matson, Hailey Trudelle, and Nevaeh Trudelle;
and many dear relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 13, 2021, from 6 to 8 pm. A celebration of life service with a Liturgy of the Word will be given on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at 11 am. all in the funeral chapel. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Edward E. Matson Jr. to:
42 Upper Knight St.
Keene, NH. 03431.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com