OBITUARY: Matthew James Strow, 48

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Matthew James Strow, age 48, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on March 11th, 2021.

Matt was born on August 5th, 1972 at Winchester Hospital; he was the cherished son of Virginia (Fiorillo) Strow of New York and the late Jean “Michael” Strow of Wilmington. Matt was raised and educated in Wilmington.

Matt started his own company, Strow and Sons Contracting, where he worked as a concrete finisher. He loved teaching his sons how to finish concrete and loved having them work for him when they weren’t in school. Matt poured and finished concrete for many local contractors in and around the Wilmington area.

Matt married Kerri (Kowalczyk) Strow on May 20th, 2000. They settled in Wilmington where they raised their three children, Jacob, Thomas and Shawnasue. Matt was a devoted Dad and loved to watch the kids at sporting events, school functions and holidays. Matt really enjoyed teaching his kids how to fish, hunt and do things that he enjoyed doing. He taught them how to ride dirt bikes and quads, snowmobiles and jet skis. He also enjoyed showing them all about how to safely use firearms and bows and arrows. Matt loved getting together with family and friends for BBQ’s and bonfires!

Matt will be remembered as a big teddy bear, a guy who enjoyed the company of his family and friends, a fierce protector and someone who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.

Matt was the beloved husband of Kerri (Kowalczyk) Strow, devoted father of Jacob Strow, Thomas Strow and Shawnasue Strow, dear brother of Lori Margiasso and her husband Jami and Vincent Strow and his wife Kate all of New York, loving uncle of Kelsi Riley and Lyndsy Strow. Matt is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave, (Rte 62), Wilmington on Saturday, March 20th from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Masks will be required in the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Matt’s family at https://gofund.me/52e8e4f9.

Matthew James Strow

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