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Donald L. Mathews
MONSON- Donald L. Mathews, 67, died January 17, 2012, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. He was born December 8, 1944, in Warwick, RI, son of Louis and Grace (Vanasse) Mathews.

He served as a Sgt. in the US Air Force for 4 years, 2 years of which were in Vietnam. Donald later enlisted in the US Army National Guard.

Donald was a master mechanical contractor and owned and operated his business, 3M Engineering in Warwick, RI. After moving to Shirley, Maine, he worked for John Cobb in Greenville as a mechanical contractor.

He enjoyed hunting, and being outdoors, spending time with his 11 grandchildren, and just being with his family. He always had a smile and enjoyed joking with everyone, until he became disabled and very ill.

He is in a better place and watching over his family. Rest in Peace.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy (Bates) Mathews of Monson; 3 sons, Lou Mathews and his wife, Lisa of Coventry, RI, Greg Mathews of Dover-Foxcroft, and Jeff Mathews and his wife, Kerri of W. Greenwich, RI; 2 daughters, Staci Bartlett of Monson, and Tanya Bartlett of IN; a sister, Janice Mathews of W. Warwick, RI; and 11 grandchildren.

Graveside services with military honors, will be held 1:30 PM, Friday, January 20, 2012, at the Rhode Island Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Exeter, RI.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

Local arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to

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