Debra Ann "Debbie" Matson
MATSON, Debra Ann “Debbie” of Roslindale passed away at home in the comfort of her loving family on November 14, 2022. Born in Boston, October 22, 1956, she was the loving daughter of the late Ann E. “Nan” (Gately) and John Matson. Cherished sister of Roger Matson and his wife Kathleen of Norwood. Devoted aunt of Thomas Matson and his wife Marsha of Raynham, Kerrie Purnell and her husband Robert of East Longmeadow and Katelyn Nesbitt and her husband Keith of Raynham. Dear great-aunt of Abigail, Brady, Ryan, Matthew and Kayla. Also survived by many cousins and close friends.
Deb was loved by so many; her friendship and love knew no bounds. If you were celebrating a birthday, anniversary, holiday or if she just wanted to let you know she was thinking of you, you were assured of a handwritten card. Her deep faith gave her the strength she needed when her parents passed away in 2018 and 2020 and helped with her cancer battle these last three years. She inspired many with her courageous efforts, doing so with grace and perseverance. She loved her church, her 34 years with the Red Sox, and her 60’s and 70’s music, but most of all she loved her family and friends. Our children already miss their “Auntie Deb”, but we know she is finally without pain and to quote one of her favorite Patron Saints Padre Pio, “our loved ones are beside us as they always were, and they participate in our joys and sorrows just as they always did”. It was a difficult journey at the end for Deb and we are so very thankful and blessed for the many, many memories. We love you Deb.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours in the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY on Sunday, November 20, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, November 21, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Holy Name Church, 1689 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Debra’s memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute or Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston. For directions or to leave a condolence message for Debbie’s family please visit: gormleyfuneral.com