Funeral Fund for Matthew Bowes

Matthew passed away unexpectedly in his home last Friday in Clinton, CT. He was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle, and friend for many, many people.

Matthew was the life of every party and a light to those around him. Even those who only met him briefly could attest to his larger-than-life personality and his unparalleled sense of humor. He came to every conversation prepared with a cache of jokes and his delivery and wit were unrivaled. Even in the darkest of situations he could offer us levity - something which is particularly missed in this time. He was an avid marksman and a motorcycle enthusiast. Much to the chagrin of his Bears-fan children, he was also a lifelong supporter of the Green Bay Packers. He loved his children more than any father in the world.

We are devastated and blindsided by this loss, and unprepared for the high cost of funerary services. We would like the opportunity to give our father the memorial he wanted to honor his memory.

Our family is asking for any donations to help cover the costs of his memorial and burial. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated, and we humbly request your thoughts in this difficult time. If able, we also ask that you join us for his memorial service and funeral. The wake will be this Thursday, December 5th, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Swan Funeral Home in his hometown of Old Saybrook, CT. Funeral details will follow.

Many thanks to those who have reached out to offer condolences and fond memories.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Susan Bowes 
Chicago, IL
Lisa Bowes 
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