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“Carolyn, we are so very sorry. May our Lord's comfort warm you and your family. Peace, Pastor and Ruth Carter ”
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“To the Mattson family from Louine King. Hearts and prayers are with you as you praise God for His loving grace and gifts to Ralph, so many blessings...Read More »
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Ralph T. Mattson went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 10, 2018. He was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1933. Ralph served his country in the U.S. Army as an MP, after which he graduated from Pratt Institute and Harvard University. He then moved to Canton Center, CT. He taught Art and Humanities at Farmington High School for 10 years, during which time he received the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Award. He then became founding Headmaster of The Master’s School in Simsbury. Following were years at People Management, then with his own organization, The DOMA Group. Ralph was the author/co-author of six books. Central to the many joys of his life were his deep faith, his family, friends, teaching, and J. S. Bach. He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Carolyn, four children and grandchildren, all whom he dearly loved: daughter Karyn Bigham and her husband David and daughter Anna; son David and his wife Tanja and daughters Janelle and Kareena; son Glenn and his son Jesse; daughter Lynn Anne Sharp and her husband Dean and daughter Emma; also a sister, Carol Imperato and her husband Andrew; and a brother, J. Stanley Mattson and his wife Jean. The family thanks Apple Rehab, Avon for their excellent care, compassion, and many kindnesses. The family also thanks Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service celebrating Ralph’s life will be held at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 124 Old Farms Road, Simsbury, CT on Saturday, March 3rd at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Quail Ministries, 121 West Avon Road, Unionville, CT 06085 or The Master’s School, 36 Westledge Road, West Simsbury, CT 06092. The Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon is caring for the arrangements. “At the end, it is clear that love is the grand theme of creation and the Kingdom of God.” -Ralph Mattson

Upcoming Funeral Services

Saturday, March 03
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Covenant Presbyterian Church

124 Old Farms Road Simsbury, CT 06170
(860) 658-9772