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Carol (Linscott) Matthews of Hanover and Naples, Fla., formerly of Hingham, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, after a long illness, at the age of 79. Carol was born in Hingham, the daughter of the late Chester L. and Edith M. (Jermyn) Linscott. She sang in the Royal Wood Community Chorus in Naples, Fla., enjoyed golf, bingo and was an avid sports fan. Carol was especially supportive of her grandchildren and all of their events and activities. For 62 years, she was the wife of Richard D. Matthews; and mother of Julie A. Busskohl and her husband Craig of Tempe, Ariz., Sandra L. Martin and her husband Peter of Hanover and the late Richard L. Matthews; sister of William R. Linscott of Austin, Texas, and the late Linwood, Alice, Eleanor, Marjorie and Betty. Also survived by her grandchildren, Nicole Clements and Patrick, Brenna and Devan Martin. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham, Thursday, July 17, from 4-8 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, July 19, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hanover Centre Cemetery, Silver St., Hanover, at which time she will be interred along with the cremated remains of her son, Richard "Rick" Matthews, who passed away April 16, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory would be appreciated to South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation, and mailed to 55 Fogg Road, South Weymouth, MA 02190. For online guest book, please visit www.downingchapel.com.

Published in The Patriot Ledger from July 15 to July 16, 2014
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