Kenneth James Mattson, Sr.
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AGE: 80 • Brick
Kenneth James Mattson, Sr., age 80, of Brick, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Born in Mt. Vernon, New York on December 28, 1931, he lived in Lakewood prior to moving to Brick in 1963. Ken graduated Blessed Sacrament High School in New Rochelle, NY. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He married his high school sweetheart Margaret (Peggy) Talbot. They were married for over 55 years. Ken was a bonded master licensed plumber who worked in the construction industry for many years. He later worked for Toms River Chemical and finished his career at the Brick Township Board of Education. He was a member of St. Mary of the Lake Father's Club in Lakewood. He was an original parishioner of St. Dominic RC Church, Brick and a founding member of the Brick Township Junior Sports League. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council #836. He was an avid fan of the Green Dragon Football Program, with all 5 of his sons playing. A devoted family man, he was completely dedicated to his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ken was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Peggy) Mattson; two grandsons Kristian Mattson and Richard Mattson, Jr.; and three brothers John, Donald, and Walter Mattson. He is survived by eight children, Kenneth Mattson Jr. and his wife Barbara of Wall Township, Kevin Mattson and his wife Katherine of Mays Landing, Richard Mattson and his wife JoAnn of Brick, Kerry Mattson and his wife Beth of Bristol, NH, Kim DeAnnuntis and her husband John of Egg Harbor Twp., Robert Mattson and his wife Linda of Readington, NJ, Margaret Ricca and her husband Stephen of Lake Como, NJ, and Mary Beth Repage and her husband Chris of Brick; fourteen grandchildren, Kenneth Mattson III and his wife Sarah, Erin, Matthew, Katelyn and her husband Jeff, Meghan, Emily, Kelsey, Kerry, Mary Kate, Nicholas, Christian, Kyle, Connor and Michael; and one great-grandchild Bradley Kristian Smith. He was a devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Highway 88, Brick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday at 10 am at St. Dominic's Church, Brick, followed by interment at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood.
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 6, 2012