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“Fond memories of skiing on Holidays during High School with Tom. At least twice leaving Greenwich for VT during an oncoming snow storm with plenty of...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jim OBrien - Greenwich, CT

“My sincere condolences to Dr. Mathew's family. I had the pleasure of working with him at the Wesson Emergency Room as well as, Family Care Medical...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Debra Doyle

“Sincere condolences to all the Mathews'Way too soon Tommy. I always thought I'd get up there to Suffield and give you a surprise.I have many fond...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Jim McIntosh - Fairfield, CT

“Condolences to Tom's family. Sheila , Claire and Tom lived around the corner from us in Byram. what a great family.Peggy McGoldrick ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“I knew Dr. Matthews from when I worked with Dr. Ramaswamy at Family Care on Allen St. He was a kind and compassionate individual in addition to being...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Carla Mallard-Kusek - Monson, MA

“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BRING YOU A MEASURE OF COMFORT.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17 ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH

“To the family, please accept my deepest condolences. May all find strength and peace from the God of all comfort during this difficult time.Porter ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“GOD BLESS DR. MATHEWS . . A GREAT DOCTOR AND A GREAT MAN!!!!BOB FARRELL ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: ROBERT FARRELL - WILBRAHAM, MA

“I was a patient of Dr. Matthews. He was an excellent doctor and a friend. He helped many. Condolences to the family. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Ed Fogarty - East Longmeadow, MA

“I have fond memories of Tom, Sheila and Claire growing up in Byram. They were a great family. Lost track of them and often wondered where they had...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Pamela Morrell Merritt - FL

“With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home - CT


Dr. Thomas E. Mathews, aged 71, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 2. Tom was born in Port Chester, New York on February 24, 1946 to Thomas O. Mathews and Claire Flaherty Mathews and raised in Greenwich, CT. He graduated from Boston College in 1968 then earned his medical degree at University of Connecticut School of Medicine graduating in 1975. Tom was a man of modesty and frugality. He was kind and accepting of all people and harbored a love of animals. He enjoyed joking but never at another’s expense. He had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge that spanned many subjects including history, theology, art, and science. It was not uncommon to find multiple books on different subjects upon his bedside table being read concurrently. Tom’s quest for knowledge included a lifelong love of travel. During his life he traveled across the United States and around the world to locations including: Chile, Costa Rica, much of Europe, Egypt, Morocco, Tanzania, and Thailand. He was also an avid skier. Tom practiced medicine for more than thirty-five years first as a member of Wesson Emergency Associates, which operated the emergency rooms at Springfield and Wesson Hospitals (now known as Baystate Medical Center) then as the founder and owner of Family Care Medical Center in Springfield Massachusetts. Over the years he and his loyal team of doctors and nurses served thousands of patients and took an active interest in their stories and lives. After retiring from medicine, he restored a colonial home built in 1722 and operated Kingsfield Bed and Breakfast in Suffield Connecticut. As an innkeeper, he enjoyed meeting new people, getting to know them, and hearing their stories. He had a whimsical sense of humor that was particularly evident when playing with his five beloved grandchildren. He had a legendary sweet tooth and would always have a stash of goodies and treats. A man of constant activity, he was never idle, instead preferring to work in the yard or garden or be on the road exploring. He found great pleasure in being surrounded by family. The holidays were always special times for him as the family and extended family would come together. Tom was loved very much and will be very dearly missed by his family and friends. Tom was predeceased by his two sisters, Claire A. Mathews and Sheila Mathews. Mr. Mathews is survived by his wife, Carol M. Mathews of Suffield; his daughters, Stacy A. Mathews of Old Greenwich, CT and Hillary G. Holmes of Wenham, MA; his sons, Graham J. Mathews of Tempe, AZ and Owen T. Mathews of Wilmington, DE; five grandchildren, and seven nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to the visitation from 6-8 PM on Tuesday November 7th at the Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East Street N, Suffield, CT 06078. Funeral services will be 11 AM on Wednesday November 8th at the Second Baptist Church, 100 North Main Street, Suffield, CT 06078. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Organ Bank of New England, an organization that promotes awareness of organ donation. Donations can be made at: http://neob.org/monetary-donations/. Please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com for online condolences.