December 9, 1941
September 13, 2023 (81 years old)
In the tranquil town of Claremont, New Hampshire, a beacon of strength and compassion dimmed with the passing of William Matthews on September 13, 2023. Born in the historic town of Natick, Massachusetts, William lived a fulfilling 81 years, touching the lives of everyone who had the privilege to know him.
William’s legacy is rich and vast. As a son to John and Rita Matthews (née Caldwell), he imbibed values that would carry him throughout his life. His loving partnership with his wife, Linda Baldasaro of Claremont, was a testament to enduring love and companionship. The bond was further enriched with the arrival of their children, Heather, who is now with David DiBenedetto, and Patrick Matthews, blessedly married to Millie Chen. William’s joy multiplied with the birth of his grandsons, Dominic and Dante DiBenedetto, who filled his days with pride and happiness.
William’s life, filled with genuine connections and lasting memories, will be commemorated in the coming days. Those wishing to join in celebrating his life can attend the visitation scheduled for Wednesday, September 20th, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Stringer Funeral Home, located at 146 Broad St, Claremont, NH 03743. Further, a mass of Christian burial honoring William will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 21st, 2023, at St. Joseph Church, 58 Elm St, Claremont, NH 03743. Following the mass, there will be a graveside service at the serene Mountain View Cemetery, where William will be laid to rest. As we bid farewell, we are reminded that William’s spirit, kindness, and wisdom will forever echo in the hearts of all who loved him.