Margaret L. (Burford) Matthews,70, of Uxbridge passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Atlantic Coast Rehab. and Healthcare Center in Lakewood, NJ. She was the wife of the late Gerard J. Matthews, Jr., who died in 1993. Margaret was born May 23, 1947 in Milford, the daughter of the late James H. and Anne M. (Talbot) Burford. She was a graduate of Milford High School, in 1965 and Becker Jr. College in Worcester. Mrs. Matthews was the secretary and a Sunday School teacher for the Valley Chapel, Church of the Nazarene in Uxbridge for many years. She enjoyed needlepoint and loved animals, especially her cats. She also enjoyed the Cape and was a resident of Orleans for nearly 20 years.
She is survived by her son, Christopher and his wife Claudia Matthews of Howell, NJ; a brother James H. Burford, Jr. of Orleans and Philadelphia, PA; two grandchildren, Isabelle and Gerry and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Gerard J. Matthews, III and a sister, Barbara Civitenga. Visiting hours will be held Sat. August 19, 2017 from 9-10 AM in Valley Chapel, 14 Hunter Road, Uxbridge, followed by a funeral service at 10 AM in the sanctuary. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Dilla St., Milford. Arrangement under the direction of Buma Funeral Home, Uxbridge. www.bumafuneralhome.com