Obituary: Frank D. Mathews –

Frank D. Mathews

SIDNEY – Frank D. Mathews, 57, of Sidney died in Augusta on November 8, 2022.

He was born in Augusta on October 23, 1965, the son of Manfred and Maxine (McFarland) Mathews. After graduating from Messalonskee High School Class of 1984, Frank went to school for hard work. He was an expert applicator for several years with the family business, MA Mathews Siding and Windows. He then went into the woods and became a CLP Certified Master Forester for over 30 years. Frank was a true steward of the forest who took great pride in making the land he worked beautiful.

Frank had many varied interests that ranged from his motocross racing years to taking Noah skiing in the winter and going “upta camp” in the summer. He was a longtime member of the Sidney Masonic Lodge. Frank was a strong man of faith who served as a deacon at Sidney Second Baptist Church for a time. Along with his wife Lisa, they found a home and a loving extended family at Kennebec Valley Baptist Church in Waterville.

Frank has shown incredible strength, resilience and faith over the past five years, proving to the medical community that he had a fire inside him that burned brighter than any cancer. He was a champion who quietly and humbly endured and overcame great odds while continuing to grow in his faith.

Frank was predeceased by his beloved mother, Maxine Mathews in 2010.

Frank is survived by his wife, Lisa of Sidney; his son, Noah of Sydney; and her bonus children, Desiree Libold of Benton and Cody Emery of Knoxville, Tennessee. Frank is also survived by his father, Manfred Mathews (Jackie Wright) of Vassalboro; his sisters Linda (Raymond) Breton of Chelsea and Lisa (Russell) Willett of Oakham, Mass., his brothers Mark Mathews of Readfield, Michael (Peggy) Mathews of Carmel and Dale (Crystal) Breton of Sidney. Also, his many nieces and nephews.

Even if he wasn’t perfect, he was perfect for us…until we met again.

Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. on Friday, November 18 at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church St. in Oakland. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 19 at the Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, 91 Marston Rd. in Waterville.

Arrangements are entrusted to Wheeler’s Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Oakland, where condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at

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