Matthew J. Zywien

Born: Wed., Oct. 28, 1931
Died: Fri., Jun. 23, 2017


8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Fri., Jun. 23, 2017
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

12:00 PM Fri., Jun. 23, 2017
Location: St. Patricks C hurch

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Northbridge- Matthew J. Zywien, 85, passed away Wed. June 21, 2017 in the comfort of his home. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Dupont) Zywien. He is also survived by 4 children; Patricia M. Lightbown of Whitinsville, Katherine M. Follett and her husband Jeffrey of Holden, Paul M. Zywien of Whtinsville, and John J. Zywien and his wife Linda of Whitinsville, 5 grandchildren; Amy Arnaudo, Melissa Alexander, Stephanie Follett, Nora Zywien, and Matthew Zywien, 3 great-grand children; Aiden, Isabella, and Ava, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Michael and Emil Zywien.

Born in Whitinsville on Oct. 28, 1931 he was the son of Benjamin and Anna (Mazur) Zywien both from Poland. He lived in Whitinsville his whole life, graduating from Northbridge High School Class of 1949, and attending the New England School of Accounting. He worked as an Auditor for the Dept. of Education for the state of MA for 20 years. Previously working at Frabotta Oil, Granger Contracting, and the former Whitin Machine Works. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Mumford Council #365 for many years and was a longtime and founding member of the Whitinsville Golf Club. A man with a great sense of humor, Matt enjoyed golfing, doing yard work, the occasional barbeque, and overall he loved & enjoyed time spent with his family. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren, they were his world. He will be sorely missed.

His funeral will be held from Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St. Whitinsville on Fri. June 23, 2017 with a Mass at noon in St. Patrick’s Church, 1 Cross St. Whitinsville. Calling Hours at the funeral home will be Fri. June 23 from 8:30-11:30am. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Matthew’s memory may be made to the Northbridge Ambulance Fund, Po Box 13 Whitinsville, MA 01588. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit:

Charitable donations may be made in Matthew's memory to the following organization:

Northbridge Ambulance Fund
P.O. Box 13
Tel: Whitinsville, MA 01588

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Becky ONeill
   Posted Fri June 23, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss of your father. I remember him as a neighbor on Leland Rd. He will be missed. Hope that God will be with you through this time. Will be praying for you.

Betty Ovian Smith
   Posted Fri June 23, 2017
I have fond memories of hanging out at the Zywien's during my childhood and Mr. Zywien was always welcoming to me. He was a wonderful man and is teeing off right now with another great man! Love to you all, Betty

Cindy Bokoski
   Posted Sat June 24, 2017
Dear Patty & Family,
I am very sorry about your loss. He was a good man. My father loved playing golf with him. He is safe in God's arms. And it is at difficult times like these that God can ease the pain; So lean on God and one another.
With sympathy and caring,
Cindy Bokoski

Steve and Ginger Asadoorian
   Posted Sun June 25, 2017
Dear John and Linda,

Please accept our sympathy regarding the death of your dad. We have been away since last Monday at a family wedding in MT just read the notice.


Steve and Ginger

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