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Roy E. Mathis

February 17, 1939 - December 26, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Visitation: Thursday, January 3rd 4:00-7:00 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston

Funeral Service: Friday, January 4th 10:00 a.m. First Congregational Church of Holliston

Burial to be held at a later date in Bourne National Cemetery

Posted by:
Doug Showalter

Posted on:
January 7, 2019

I am saddened to have learned of Roy’s death. Those of us in The Church of the Pilgrimage in Plymouth are thankful for all the good work he did for our church while he was here in Plymouth and particularly for all his efforts in planning for and guiding the restoration of our church’s 1840 sanctuary building. The church has now been beautifully restored and it should be able to withstand our coastal weather well for many decades to come. Zebbie and family, I will keep you in my prayers in this difficult time. Sincerely yours, Doug Showalter

Posted by:
Joe Piche

Posted on:
January 4, 2019

I am very saddened to hear about Roy’s passing. I worked for Roy several years in White Plains, Danbury and Syracuse. He was a true gentleman and a fantastic family man...always talking about Zebbi and the kids. My thoughts and prayers go out to Zebbie, Melanie and the entire Mathis family. Joe and Sue Piche

Posted by:
Norton R Schonfeld

Posted on:
January 4, 2019

Zebbie and family, Martha and I are very saddened by the passing of Roy. We worked together for many years and shared many great times both on and off our jobs at Kraft Foods. He will be greatly missed. Your family will remain in our prayers as you grieve. All the best. Martha and Nort Schonfeld

Posted by:
Tom Coates

Posted on:
December 31, 2018

My condolences to you Zebbie and family. I had the privilege of working with Roy for several years and found him to be a gentleman with great passion . He will missed by many especially within the GF family. Our prayers are sent to you. Tom and Deb Coates

Posted by:
Bill Otto

Posted on:
December 29, 2018

Dear Zebbie and Family, Roy was a fine boss and mentor...but more importantly, a good friend. I especially enjoyed his great sense of humor, and the way he would say/do "off the wall" things merely to gauge the reactions/response elicited from his targets. I am saddened by the passing of this wonderful patriot, business and family man. Deepest condolences to the Mathis family from Bill & Maria Otto.

Posted by:
Jack Young

Posted on:
December 29, 2018

Always enjoyed the time I spent with Roy, sending my sympathies to all of the Mathis family. Jack Young

Posted by:
Yasmine Khalil

Posted on:
December 28, 2018

Sending my deepest condolences to my good friend Tanya, her mom, siblings & family. So sad to read this news. I thought the world of Mr. Mathis. What a charismatic, smart and funny gentleman! Heaven got another angel. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by:
D.C.SUMMERS

Posted on:
December 28, 2018

My deepest condolences to the "Mathis" Family from the Rep. of the Philippines! Roy was a"great guy" and kept me out of harm's way many times in the treacherous environment at General Foods ! God Bless Roy and his Family! Doug Summers

Posted by:
Kay (Wells) Simpson

Posted on:
December 28, 2018

Roy and Zebbie were treasured friends from Miami Jackson High School in Miami - and Mary Anne (Mathis) Bennett is among my closest friends today - I am saddened by Roy's passing, but will keep his memory close to my heart. Deepest sympathy to Zebbie, his beloved children, and his dear sister Mary Anne. Kay (Wells) Simpson

Posted by:
Ed Smith

Posted on:
December 28, 2018

Ronda and I are deeply saddened by Roy’s passing. Roy was a friend and colleague at Kraft General Foods, and had the respect and admiration of everyone. We know he will be greatly missed by all and we will keep his family in our prayers. Ed and Ronda Smith

Posted by:
Ed Cella

Posted on:
December 28, 2018

My deepest sympathies to Roy and his family. He was a colleague and friend and a very compassionate individual. The world is a little changed with his passing.

Posted by:
Kate & Bill Saltonstall

Posted on:
December 28, 2018

Our deepest condolences to the extended Mathis family. You were blessed by his love, guidance, and laughter. May those memories be with you always. You are all in our thought during this sad time, Kate & Bill

Posted by:
Micky & John Keogh

Posted on:
December 28, 2018

There are no words to express our sincere condolence on Roy's passing. His lifetime of accomplishments and accolades are not surprising. What residents of Holliston Woods witnessed was a "gentle" man fully devoted to his wife and family. His courage in the face of his illness is an inspiration to us all. Even though we knew him only for a short time, he will be missed!