Matthew P. Lawton

Matthew P. Lawton, 44, of Mattapoisett, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 of complications from pneumonia.

He was the son of Robert P. Lawton and Maureen E. Grace.

He was born in New Bedford and had resided in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett for most of his life. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball as a young boy. He also played football for Fairhaven High School. Another passion of his was to fish with his father and his brother, Andy. Matt also liked hunting, quahogging and camping. Matthew was always ready and willing to help his neighbors and friends. He was everyone’s handy-man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Surviving in addition to his mother and father are his children Nick, Kirsti, Kayli, Kaci, Kari and Christopher. Also his loving companion Laurie Coulombe and her children Garrett and Katie. His step-father, Harry Benson of Mattapoisett, a dear friend Lilia Bento-daRosa of Acushnet, his godparents, Charlotte and Normand Nadeau of Fairhaven, and cousin Julie of Florida. He was the brother to the late Andrew P. Lawton.

Private services are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn.

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