Nilo Matson notice

Jun 11, 2018

Thomaston — Nilo Matson 76, passed away at Lucette Boarding Home Monday, June 11, 2018, with his friends by his side. Per his wishes, no services will be held. The family will arrange a time for burial . Arrangements are with Hall's of Thomaston.

Comments (5)
Posted by: Sandra Overlock | Jun 14, 2018 14:25

I am so glad to hear the nice comments for Nilo.  When he lived in Warren I was his neighbor.  He did love to talk and walk.

 



Posted by: jean marie gover | Jun 13, 2018 15:22

Such a nice Man. I worked at Lucettes years back., he was one of my favorites!

Rest in peace, Nilo.

 



Posted by: PETER LAMMERT | Jun 12, 2018 08:13

To follow up on Louise Benner's story above, I was talking to the then chief of police Kevin Haj on Dwight Street, Nilo's normal walking route to and from the Lucette, and I saw him coming down the street at a "high rate of speed" for Nilo with arms waving in the air. When we got to him to calm down, he related that he found someone crawling on the ground where he usually walks, with a busted leg. Kevin went up the road to investigate after I told him where Nilo usually walks and I headed to the fire station for the ambulance.

When I returned to the scene via Elm Court, where I knew the patient lived and dragged the ambulance cot out the trail that Louise used behind her home, we met up with Kevin who had wrapped Louise in blankets from the cruiser and was comforting her. A wonderful outcome because of Nilo. The rest of the story is in Louise's comment above.

A great day for all in our town!



Posted by: Alan Benner | Jun 11, 2018 19:47

I'll miss seeing Nilo walking around town; especially walking in the town cemetery.  Nilo loved to talk to anyone who would listen about aliens.  He had a heart of gold!  In March of 1999 Nilo was my angel.  While walking my dog Tyson in the field behind my house (where the new dog park is) I fell down an incline and broke my leg.  As I dragged myself across the field on my back for 2 1/2 hours I prayed that Nilo would be taking his daily walk in the cemetery and would hear my calls for help--he did!  He ran for some neighbors and showed them where I was.  In appreciation for his valor, the town held a supper at the American Legion hall in Thomaston to honor him.  I will truly miss my angel.  Louise Finnegan Benner

 



Posted by: Ronnie Hastings | Jun 11, 2018 16:39

Townsfolk will miss Nilo. He could often be seen walking downtown and it would always please him to have someone bother to say hi. He had a rough life, but was always happy.



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