Matthew Vose

  • Born: January 18, 1958
  • Died: July 28, 2020
  • Location: Keene, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

57 High St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Matthew by adding your memories and photos.

Matthew E. Vose, 62, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on July 28, 2020, from complications arising from trauma caused by repeated falls.

He was born on January 18, 1958 in Raleigh, NC, and grew up from the age of four in Troy, NH. He graduated from Monadnock Regional HS in Swansey in 1976 and forever remained a Troy boy. He served in the US Air Force after high school.

In his 62 years, Matt enjoyed science fiction novels, jazz, and most of all, his personal freedom. He struggled from time to time with life's many temptations, but always remained a gentle soul who was quick to laugh. He especially liked to laugh at the folly of politicians. A bit of a rolling stone, he lived for a time in both Arizona and Hawaii. He was commonly seen around Keene riding his bike. He enjoyed exploring the woods with his dog and loved visiting Mt. Monadnock. He never passed up a chance to enjoy a hot dog or some watermelon.

He was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Dolores Vose and by a sister, Mary who succumbed to cystic fibrosis. Her passing, when Matthew was eight years old, affected him greatly.

He is survived by brothers Michael and wife Denise of Epping, and Marvin and wife Maxx of Granite Falls, NC, as well as a niece, three nephews, and their several children.

No services are planned at the current time. Donations in his memory can be made to Hundred Nights, Inc., PO Box 833, 17 Lamson Street, Keene, NH 03431.

Assisting the family with arrangements is the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, Brattleboro, VT. To view Matthew's Online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry that Matt's life ended with such difficulties. He was such a gentleman. He is greatly missed by all his friends in Keene. I pray Matt is pain free and delighted by the next life: he deserves it.

Posted by Lesley Hildrey - NH, NH - Acquaintance   August 14, 2020

Matthew will be very much missed by all his friends at Hundred Nights. We want to let you know that on Saturday, August 15th, we will be having hot dogs and watermelon for lunch and doing a balloon release for him at the Resource Center in Keene.

Posted by Hundred Nights Shelter & Resource Center - Keene, NH - Friend   August 10, 2020

I was so sorry to read of Matt's passing. I have fond memories of him from high school as we had several classes together or saw each other a lot in the hallways or study halls. We had some interesting discussions about different subjects and didn't necessarily agree on anything!! Please accept my sincerest condolences on his passing and hope he will rest in peace.

Posted by Joan Hagar - Swanzey, NH - Classmate   August 03, 2020

My most sincere thoughts and prayers go out to all of Michael's family! I knew him even though I graduated one year after him (77).
I wish you all peace and know that he is resting in an Angel's arms right now.
Christine Blais-Ortiz

Posted by Christine Blais-Ortiz - Longboat Key Florida - Friend   August 03, 2020

Todd and Jamie Cox of Keene, New Hampshire send their condolences.

Posted by Todd Cox - Keene, NH - Friend   August 03, 2020

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