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MATSON, Robert F. “Bob”, of Holbrook, formerly of Charlestown, passed away unexpectedly after a brief period of failing health on February 12, 2019 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of 62 years to Ruth J. (Penny) Matson. Loving father of Robert F. Matson, Jr. and his wife Cathleen of Holbrook, Barbara J. Matson of Holbrook, Karen R. Bulger and her husband Michael of Randolph and the late Patricia Ann Matson. Brother of the late Francis Matson and Nancy Turke. Dear Grandpa to Phillip, Nicole and Amanda Matson, Kelly and Katelyn Long, and Christopher and Matthew Bulger. Also survived by 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. “Bob” was born in Charlestown where he grew up and graduated from Cathedral High School and went on to graduate from Stonehill College, Class of 1957. He was a retired Senior Systems Analyst for M.I.T. where he worked for over 25 years. He was a member of the Holbrook Knights of Columbus and was a 4th Degree Knight. He was a Past Grand Knight and a former District Deputy. He was an active communicant of St. Joseph Church, Holbrook, where he sang in the men’s choir and was a Sr. Acolyte and Lector. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 68 So. Franklin St., Holbrook MA 02343 until 10:00 AM Saturday, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM in St. Joseph Church, Holbrook, MA. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery, Holbrook MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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