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Wayne T. Matthews, Sr., 80, of East Haven, beloved husband of 60 years to Vivian DePonte Matthews, passed away on Aug. 26 in Connecticut Hospice surrounded by his family. He was the loving father of Thomas (Donna) Matthews of East Haven, Wayne T. Matthews, Jr., of New Haven, and the late Tracey Matthews. He was the grandfather of Kelsey, Holly, and Jennifer Matthews and Billy and Christopher Maricondi. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Thomas Matthews.
Wayne was born in New Haven on Feb. 25, 1939, son of the late F. Wayne and Marjorie Barrett Matthews. Prior to his retirement Wayne was the owner of Matthew’s Trucking Company. He also was employed by New England Truck Sales. Wayne was a volunteer firefighter for Foxon Community Volunteer Company 3 for 50 years.
Relatives and friends are asked to go directly to St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish at Our Lady of Pompeii Church on Aug. 30 to celebrate a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Friends may call at the Porto Funeral Home, 234 Foxon Rd. (Rte. 80), East Haven, on Aug. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Foxon Community Volunteer Company 3, 1420 N. High St., East Haven, CT 06512. For an online obituary or to sign Wayne’s guest book, visit www.portofuneralhomes.net.
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