August “Gus” Mathias

August “Gus” Mathias, 88, of Seekonk, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Miriam Hospital.  He was the husband of Maria (Machado) Mathias for 62 years.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late August F. and Loretta (Saial) Mathias.  Gus was a transportation manager for I.T.T. Grinnell Company and several trucking companies before he retired. He also became an Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioner before the deregulation of trucking. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War era serving as a radio operator on the destroyer Newman K. Perry.  He was a good and loving provider for his family and he enjoyed the company of his children and grandchildren.

Besides his wife he leaves two children, Rev. Gregory A. Mathias, Pastor, St. John Neumann Church, Freetown, MA. and Lynn M. Rose and her husband Gary of Middlebury, CT. and three grandchildren, Matthew, Jaclyn and Shelley Rose.

A  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be private. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.


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Mena Lezaola from East Providence wrote on June 21, 2021 at 9:27 am
To the Mathias family, I am so sorry for your loss may Mr.Mathias RIP
Thomas Rita from Fall River, wrote on June 19, 2021 at 1:28 pm
Dear Father Greg, Let me extend to your Mom, to your Sister and to her family, and to you my brother priest my prayers as your father has entered into eternity. May he rest in peace. Fraternally, Fr. Tom Rita