Ralph M. Matthews, 76, of Westborough


Obit Ralph MatthewsWestborough – Ralph M. Matthews, 76, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, surrounded by his family, at the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center, Westborough. He was the husband of Rosemary V. (Malone) Matthews.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late David and Christine (MacPhail) Matthews. He was a graduate of Medford High School and attended Bentley College. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, he served with the United States Army.

Ralph was employed as a kitchen designer and sales representative for Somerville Lumber and Home Depot prior to his retirement.

He had resided in Westborough for many years moving to Clearwater, Fla. for 10 years before returning to Westborough. While residing in Florida, he was a member of a men’s softball league.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Joanne Furbish and her husband Dan of Westborough, Michelle Matthews of Westborough, and Kerrie Julian and her husband Charles of Upton; a brother and sister, Hugh Matthews and Audrey Stone, both of Medford; and five grandchildren, Dan Furbish Jr., Koby Furbish, Cassie Furbish, and Allison and Katelyn Julian. He was the brother of the late Constance Silva and Charlene Matthews.

His funeral service will be held Monday, March 9, at 10 a.m., in the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, March 8, from 2-5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Greater Marlboro Programs, Inc., 65 Boston Post Rd., Marlborough, MA 01752 (an organization that supports Special Olympics).