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“Appachen was dear and special to all that knew him. We will definitely miss him a lot. ”
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Palackel Mathew, 95, of Unionville, beloved husband of the late Mariamma (Varghese) Mathew, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016. Born in Keekozhoor, India to Palackel and Annamma Chacko, he spent most of his life in India, living in the United States for a total of 25 years. He was the superintendent of the YMCA Boys Town facility in Madras, India, caring for 150 orphaned boys for 35 years. He was also in charge of the school associated with the orphanage, educating young boys up through 8th grade. In the 1950's he was honored to have Pat Nixon visit the facility while her husband Richard Nixon was Vice President. Mr. Mathew leaves his son Palackel Jacob and his wife Daisy of Unionville; daughters Annie Easow and her husband Thampy Easow of Storrs; Susan John and her husband John Mathai of Madras, India; grandchildren Sophy, Sony, Chris, Jenny, Tommy, Ranjit, and Sosham, and great grandchildren Ajay, Ajin, Anna, Yohan, Vinay, Barna, and Stefan. His family will receive friends Saturday, June 18, from 4-8 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. A funeral service will be held Sunday, June 19 starting at 3:00 PM at the West Avon Congregational Church, 280 Country Club Road, Avon. Burial will follow in West Avon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boys Town USA, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010. Ph: 402-498-1300. You may use a major credit card and make the donation through the following link as well! https://secure.boystown.org/Donate/