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Matthew James Strow

March 16th, 2021

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.

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7 Entries in Guest Book for “Matthew James Strow”

  1. Janice Curran says:

    Kerri, Shawnasue, Jacob and Tommy, my condolences to each one of you.
    I remember his amazing smile at church and so excited for the birth of Shawnasue. Sending prayers and love to you all.

  2. Carla StGermain says:

    Kerri, we are so saddened to hear of Matt’s passing. Although we haven’t seen you in quite a while, we have some great memories of Matt’s smile and laughter. It was nice being part of the same church during your early years of marriage. Lifting you all up before the Lord, Who will comfort you in those lonely moments of grief. May your precious memories also carry you through this time and bring comfort to your hearts. – Carla & Steve

  3. mark & Lois christopher says:

    So sad for your loss

  4. Maurine Albano says:

    Dear Strow family,

    Sharing in your sadness as you remember Matthew. I sincerely hope that you feel surrounded by love and support at this time.

  5. Kevin Murray says:

    So sorry to hear of Matthew’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

  6. Kaila Eaves says:

    To the Massachusetts Srows,

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. I still cannot believe what has happened and I wish that I could comfort you all. But know that Matt was so loved and so welcoming. He will be missed so dearly. I wish I could be with you to say good bye. You are all in my thoughts.

    Love you.

    Kaila and Jace

  7. Missy Ings says:

    Kerri, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Matt, he was such a nice genuine person. I have lots of fond memories of him being so giving to my dad. He always had a wonderful time and Matt made certain that my dad enjoyed their times out. I’m am very thankful and blessed that he was so kind to him. We are praying for you all. Matt is now home with the Lord may that bring you a little peace. Love Missy

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