North Haven- Joseph Aaron Matthew, Sr., 90, husband of 51 years to Marie Matthew of Mountain View Ter., passed away October 11, 2003 in the CT Hospice, Branford after a long illness. He was born in New York City, April 4, 1913, graduated from Boston University and was employed as a furniture salesman for many years prior to his retirement. He is survived by two daughters; Paula Shea of Hamden, Janette Matthew of Vernon, NJ, three sons; Stephen Matthew of Driehuis, Netherlands, Joseph Matthew, Jr. of Cheshire and Douglas Matthew of North Haven, and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister Sara. A Memorial Service will be held on Sat., Oct. 18, at 11:30 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Fr. McGiviney Center for Cancer Care, 1450 Chapel St.. New Haven, CT 06511 or to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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