Matson, Barbara (Ames) - October 04, 2015


BERLIN - Barbara (Ames) Matson, 92, of Berlin, widow of Samson Matson, died Sunday (October 4, 2015) at Apple Rehab in Cromwell. Born in Lagrange, Maine the daughter of the late Roy C. Ames and Velma Henry Ames, she graduated from Washington State Normal School in 1944, received a Bachelorís degree in education from the University of Maine in 1951, began her teaching career in Bar Harbor, Maine, and continued for many years at schools in Winsted and Berlin, Connecticut. After retiring from teaching she worked with her family at Matson Rugs in Kensington. She was a member of the Kensington United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star, and the VFW Auxiliary. Barbara is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Pauline Matson of Berlin, her daughter and son-in-law Beverly and Ben VanderGulik of Kensington, three grandchildren; Kelly Turner and her husband Frank, Ryan Matson and his wife Kate, and Ian VanderGulik, a sister-in-law Ena McAdams and her husband Eldon in Michigan, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 5 sisters. A memorial service will be held Saturday (October 10, 2015) at 4pm at Kensington United Methodist Church, 103 Hotchkiss Street, Berlin. There are no calling hours. Burial in Wilcox Cemetery, East Berlin, will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, to the Salvation Army, 33 Homestead Avenue, Hartford, CT 06112, or to a charity of the donorís choice.

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