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Gertrude E. Mathewson
January 15, 1945 - September 25, 2023

Gertrude Emma Mathewson (Trudy), a Carmel resident for 34 years and formerly of New Jersey, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2023 at Putnam Hospital Center. She was 78.

Daughter of the late Fred and Leola (Smith) Thomas, she was born in Scranton, PA on January 15, 1945. Trudy dedicated her life to ministry as a missionary for the New York Children’s Bible Fellowship in Carmel, NY. She was a longtime active member of the Fishkill Baptist Church. She loved music and to sing. She participated in many choirs and directed some of them as well. Trudy loved painting and coloring in all forms. She enjoyed being active in the church especially decorating and designing sets for missionary conferences at every church her and George attended in their fifty years. She loved all things fall and Christmas and what she referred to as her “granddogs”.

On July 28, 1973, she married George R. Mathewson in Mishawaka, IN. George survives at home in Carmel.

Additional survivors include her daughter, Meredith Mathewson of Holmes, NY; her stepson, Patrick Mathewson of Three Rivers, MI; her sister, Virginia Fields; in addition to many other loving relatives & friends.

She was predeceased by her parents as well as two siblings, Lois Waala and Dick Thomas.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 14 at the Fishkill Baptist Church, 107 Route 82, Fishkill, NY.

Donations in Trudy’s memory may be made to Children's Bible Fellowship of NY, Inc., 250 Nimham Road, Carmel, NY 10512 (

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