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Matthew Paul Gerard Long

July 17, 1963 — February 4, 2021

Matthew Paul Gerard Long, described by his brother-in-law Jim as the best son, brother-in-law, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend anyone could ever have, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021. He was 57 years old. Matthew grew up in Fairfield, NJ with his 5 siblings. His growing up years were filled with love, laughter, and fun-filled times with his parents, brothers, and sisters. In November of 1998, he moved into a group home in West Caldwell, where he was loved and cared for by a very dedicated staff. Matthew enjoyed doing puzzles, listening to music, and matching playing cards. At the WAE Center he enjoyed painting and other recreational activities. Around the house, Matthew kept busy by doing his laundry and other chores, and was very neat with his belongings. His favorite meal was spaghetti and meatballs and he loved chocolate cake and coffee. Matthew was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Nicoletta Long. He is survived by his brother Michael, his sister Mary McGovern and her husband Jim, his sister Carol Cavanagh, his brother Louis and his wife Jenine, and his brother Christopher and his wife Bonnie Anne. He also leaves behind 13 nieces and nephews, 2 grand nieces and a grandnephew, many loving cousins, and his loving group home family. Funeral Mass Saturday, February 20, 9:30 AM Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Inurnment Gate of Heaven Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to JSDD of MetroWest, 270 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange NJ 07052.


Cemetery
Gate of Heaven Mausoleum
225 Ridgedale Ave
East Hanover NJ 07936
US


Entombment
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Gate of Heaven Mausoleum
225 Ridgedale Ave
East Hanover NJ 07936
US


Mass
Saturday, February 20, 2021
9:30 AM -
Holy Angeles R.C. Church
Little Falls NJ
US


Funeral HomeIppolito-Stellato Funeral Home - Fairfield
7 Two Bridges Road
Fairfield NJ - 07004
US
(973) 882-5588

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