MONTVILLE — Steve Mathieson passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. He was born Oct. 1, 1951, in South Hope to Bill and Esther Mathieson.

Steve was a farmer by blood, a methodical hard worker who rose when dawn was just a thought, and worked until dusk. Despite the family farm’s closing with his father’s passing, he continued to hay the fields and keep a few cattle. As unfettered as his early adulthood, they grazed as a continual reminder of familial accomplishments and continuing vitality. For over a decade, he was employed by the city of Belfast Public Works Department, where he worked with the same meticulous vigor required in his youth to maintain roads he’d have been happy to show you.

He married his wife, Sheree, in 1990. Over the next quarter-century, with the help of his wife, he would build their family home from timber on the land and his own resourcefulness. He cut his own firewood, was always tinkering and invariably lent a hand to others. He was a dedicated Red Sox and Patriots fan, always donning the shirt or cap to show it. He could be found dropping in on family and friends and watching or listening to his beloved NESN.

He is survived by his wife, Sheree; son Heath; daughter CJ; sisters Jane and Rachel; brother Greg; as well as countless nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Esther Mathieson; sister, Rosalie; and brother and partner in crime, Donald.

A memorial service will take place outdoors in the Long Field, Kingdom Road, Montville, on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Belfast Soup Kitchen at belfastsoupkitchen.org/donate/ or via mail to P.O. Box 1153, Belfast ME 04915.

Condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com. Memories of Steve may also be sent in any format to his son at mathiesonheath87@gmail.com or P.O. Box 204 Liberty, ME 04949.

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