David C. Matteson, 80, died Saturday, December 15, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Claire E. (Kaye) Matteson, for 57 years.
He was a son of the late Ralph R. and Edith G. (Smith) Matteson, Sr. David was a letter carrier for over 50 years, retiring in 2015. He worked in the Cowesett area of Warwick, for the last 20 years, and loved his customers and dogs on his route. A Vietnam veteran, he served with the United States Air Force, and was stationed in Turkey. He volunteered for over 20 years at Brayton Cemetery in Warwick.
He was the beloved father of David C. Matteson, Jr. (Rita) of Alabama, and Eric M. Matteson of Warwick; grandfather of: Matthew, Maggie and Thomas Matteson; brother of Ralph R. Matteson, Jr., Connie Houde, and Paul S. Matteson. He also leaves his beloved dog Callie.
A visitation will be held Thursday, December 20, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Burial will be private in the Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery, Exeter.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Warwick Animal Shelter, 101 Arthur Devine Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886 will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit TheQuinnFuneralHome.com