Matthew Carroll Lynch
September 6, 1989 - May 25, 2009
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Friday 5/29, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home
10 Morrell Street
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Friday 5/29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Matthew C. Lynch, 19, of West Long Branch died, May 25, 2009. He graduated from Frank Antonides Grammar School, in West Long Branch. Matt attended Shore Regional High School, West Long Branch and graduated from High School in Plymouth, MN. Matt was a charismatic, compassionate, and a genuine person who brought a smile to everyone …
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Jay Lynch left a message on June 21, 2010:
Matthew Lynch is my first cousin and was born when I was nineteen years old. He was born in the same hospital that I was in Summit, NJ and I watched him grow up as a gentle young boy with his beautiful sister Chelsea. It burdens me that I did not see my cousin Matthew as I wish I could before his departure. However, it brings me humble pride and consolation to see the invaluable, inspiring and unforgettable impact he made on all those around him shown through the outpouring of concern from so many people who beloved him. Our Grandfather, John James Lynch Jr. fought in the North African theater as a sailor in the United States Navy during World War II and his Mother’s father was a Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force. Facing adversity with moral courage came natural for Matthew, and just as his forefathers fought with courage, so too did my dear cousin. Although he left this world earlier than we can ever accept, he left as a brave young man with wisdom, compassion and empathy far beyond his years. The Lynch Family has lost a son who is truly a gemstone in our bloodline but the Lynch Family will not be broken and through the solidarity of our Christian Faith, we hold dear to the unwavering confidence that Matthew will be united with us again under the precious salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lynch Family and all friends stand together in constant vigil for our beloved Matthew, his wonderful father Barry, his ever loving mother Lisa and his courageous endearing sister Chelsea. May God comfort them and bless all their days. I dedicate this Psalm to them. Your loving cousin and nephew, Jay PSALM 23 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He guideth me in straight paths for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou has anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Joann Lynch left a message on June 21, 2010:
Dear Barry, Lisa and Chelsea, You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers everyday and always. Although there are miles between us, I stand beside you, and share what you are going through. May the everlasting arms of our Lord God lift you up and the loving kindness of His ministering Angels comfort you. To read all of the truly heartfelt testaments about Matthew is a comfort as well. May God’s grace bring you a peace, the peace that “surpasses all understanding.” This I know and believe: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain: for the former things are passed away. Rev: 21.4.
jj left a message on June 17, 2010:
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pam petersen left a message on June 16, 2010:
Matt was full of life and always looking out for his brothers that he met in MN He will be missed greatly by me and anyone that had the honor to know him. My PRAYERS and LOVE are with the Family.
Arminda, Fran and Alanna Barbone left a message on June 12, 2010:
Dear Lisa, Barry and Chelsea, We would like to extend our deepest sympathy. We remember him as an affectionate and fun friend of Alanna's from Jean Terrace. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Love, Arminda
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jona than Doherty left a message on May 30, 2010:
I love you Matt we shared very good memories. Your Gone But Never Ever forgotten in my heart Matt I love you Rest in Piece
Kim Pardo left a message on May 30, 2010:
Dear Lisa,Barry and Chelsea, I am so sorry for the loss of Matthew. Words can not express the sorrow I feel for your family. You are a strong family and those are the tides that will bind you. Please know that although I was unable to attend the viewing you are in my heart and thoughts during this difficult time. Love Kim Pardo
Doris left a message on May 29, 2010:
Dear Lisa & Barry, Your Matt was blessed to have you as his parents. I know how much you love him. My heart breaks for you, be comforted by the belief that he is in a peaceful place and is watching over his friends and family.
Max Kimble left a message on May 29, 2010:
I simply wanted to say that I am deeply sorry for your loss. Unfortunately I could not be there to address this in person, but I still wanted to let you know I was thinking of each of you. I’m glad to have my chance to express my sympathy to your family...God Bless.
joan krychiw left a message on May 29, 2010:
Lisa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know it has been years since we were together at Connecticut Farms. I remember Matt with Jason in Pre-K like it was yesterday. I know there are no words to offer to relieve the pain you all must be feeling. But I know there are memories that in time you will share that will make you smile and I hope there is some comfort in that. Matt will always be in your heart. again I am so sorry. Joan Krychiw
Ellen Bolton left a message on May 29, 2010:
Matt was one of the kindest sweetest boys I have ever known. My husband Joe, and I always enjoyed being around him, I will never forget the joy on Matt's face when Joe gave him a signed ball from the Mets it was pure joy and made my husband very happy.
Barbara Lizza left a message on May 29, 2010:
Dearest Lisa and Barry, I know how your hearts feel as though they have been ripped out of you. A piece of mine is also gone and has been filled with enormous pain and grief for you. I only hope that you will take the piece that I have lost and use it as your own forever while yours work on healing. And the pain that I have might help to lessen yours. We are 'family' and your grief and pain are also mine. I am certain that there are many out there who feel the same way and my only hope is that you are comforted to know that others share your pain and that it will lighten yours. I will always be there for you and my prayers will be holding you close that you will grieve, and in time, will find joy and peace in knowing that Matt is looking upon you and smiling and saying that he is truly happy and not to worry and be sad. Remember, you are only saying goodbye for now to his body. His spirit will live with you forever until you are once again united, in love and joy, in paradise with him. Let us celebrate Matt's eternal life of peace cradled in the arms of Mary and the wonderful memories of a young life here on earth. May those memories sustain you. Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountain quake with their surging. Psalm 22:24 For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say , on the Lord Matthew 11:28,29 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Always, Barbara
Julie Mikula left a message on May 29, 2010:
Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted... A light gone out way too soon This gentle spirit, heart, and mind; was overcome by a world where peace is hard to find. I know your struggles, I know your pain. I carried them for you. And as your tears fall like rain, know that I love you. Grieve that he is not with you now, but believe me when I say, Matthew is right here with me and I’m holding him today.
Bernadette & Dick Kunz left a message on May 28, 2010:
Jesus in all His glory has claimed Matthew to Himself. He has lovingly embrassed him and this has ended Matt's struggles here on earth. We will truly miss how Matt's whole face lite up when he smiled.He did like to laugh and be happy and rightfully so! Dear Lisa, Barry and Chelsea loosing Matt at this time in his life goes beyound what any parent or sibling should have to endure. And so my prayer is to Our Lady, who knows your pain and suffering, may she comfort you now and lead you to a place in your hearts where only beautiful loving memories of Matt remain. For Matthew my prayer is for your continued joy resting in Christ's arms. Rest in peace young man, rest in peace.
colleen ciriello left a message on May 28, 2010:
I am still so shocked. My deepest sympathies go out to you. I haven't seen Matt in many years but I'll always have fond memories of him. I remember Chelsea and I playing manhunt with Matt and his friends on the island and hiding from them in a tree like it was the funniest thing in the world. I also remember dressing up Matt in our girls costumes when Chels and I were playing dress up. Of course there were also the snow days, the night of the battery acid, and "sneaking out" of the house through Matt's window only to walk back in the front door because we were too afraid to get intro trouble. I will always keep these memories with me. Chelsea, Lisa, and Barry, I am so sorry for your loss. Love, Colleen
Mr &Mrs. A. Reed left a message on May 28, 2010:
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO THE LYNCH FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF SORROW....
Anna Garifine left a message on May 28, 2010:
Deepest Sympathy to Lisa, Barry and Chelsea. My heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. Matt was a great kid. Always polite and well mannered. May God be with you now and always. Anna Garifine
Pat Ciriello left a message on May 28, 2010:
Dear Lisa, Barry & Chelsea, So many memories of times spent together. I would like to share one special memory I have of Matt. Many years ago,Chelsea had touched her hands to her eyes after touching old batteries. Lisa & I were trying to rinse her eyes with running faucet water as she screamed in pain. Thinking I was hurting Chelsea, little Matt tried his best to "help his sister" by yelling and punching me... Such brave steps for a little boy to take for love of his sister. Lisa, Barry, & Chelsea, with time, may all of your precious memories bring you serenity. I pray that Matt has found peace...We will miss him. In deepest sympathy and prayer, Pat & Family
Janice Hagarty left a message on May 28, 2010:
To my dear friend Mike and family. It's with great sorrow that I am writing you this message. No words can convey my sympathy for you and your family. You are in my heart and prayers.
Cyndi left a message on May 28, 2010:
Dear Lis, Barry and Chelsea......Where do I begin? I am so sorry. I'm sitting here with all these images going through my clouded mind. I feel your pain as my own and wish that somehow I could take it away. This is a pain you should never have had to experience. Though I didn't know Matt, the young man, I remember Matt the little boy. The dare devil, thrill seeker. I remember how he loved anything about the civil war and the halloween he dressed up as a soldier. He looked dynamite. I remember the time were at Barb and Cliff's roller rink and ended up at St. Barnabas' ER. Matt was such an easy going kid. All these memories of the things we did together keep flashing through my mind. Whatever we wanted to do Matt would just go along and do it without complaining and have a good time. I'm sorry I haven't been there for you but I am here now. I love you all.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Kim, Dave, Jami & Ryan left a message on May 28, 2010:
I remember Matt at the birthday parties, the trips to the park, the neighborhood gatherings and there was Matt, always up to something with that adorable little mischievous smile..... It is a terrible loss and our thoughts, love and prayers are with you, Lisa, Barry and Chelsea at this difficult time. May you find peace and in time, joy with all of the wonderful memories you have of your precious boy. xoxo
Charles E Verrocchi left a message on May 28, 2010:
Dear Lisa, Barry and Chelsea There is no way that I can relate the feelings I had when Pete called the other night. I haven't seen Matt, often in the last 10 years or so. My memories are of a happy young boy playing in the living room at your parents' house. I'm sorry to have missed knowing the fine young man he surely became. Matt is once again with his grandparents, waiting for the rest of us to show up. Love to all.
Al Michael D left a message on May 28, 2010:
Dear Lisa, Barry ,Chelsea I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Matt was an all around good person and friend and i still can't believe hes gone. He may have left us far too early but the memories we have will last forever.
lorraine massa left a message on May 28, 2010:
Dear Lisa and family My heart breaks for you, please know that my prayers are with you. I am so sorry.
Kathy Clark left a message on May 28, 2010:
Dear Lisa, Barry & Chelsea: I was so very sorry to hear from Julie the loss of your beautiful son Matthew. Even though we have lost touch thru the years I remember the Christmas picture card I received from you. It was Chelsea holding baby Matthew on his 1st Christmas. I still have this beautiful card. I cannot imagine the pain that your family is going thru. Especially you Lisa who was a teacher so dedicated to children who were developmentally challenged. My heart feels such pain for all of you. Please know that your family is in my prayers. Stay strong Lisa. My love goes out to all of you. GOD Bless You & keep you. May Matthew rest in peace in Heaven. May GOD hold him safely until you see him again. LOVE, Kathy
Debbie, Rich & Jeannine Muller left a message on May 28, 2010:
Lisa, Barry, Chelsea, please know I grieve for you. I can not even imagine your pain. I remember when Jeannine was a baby, Chelsea and Matt were such happy children. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Debbie
Michele Binford left a message on May 28, 2010:
I am sure all of your not so great memories are gone and all of your great times together as a family, or just of watching Mat grow are shining through.When we lost Walter at 19 also it seemed he was on top of the world with a long life ahead. I have come to learn over the past 2 years that these boys are so scared to face real life.I also believe that in the end they let go,not to hurt their family but because they are done with what they were put here for.Soon,instead of saying why us, you'll say why not us? Maybe helping another family in your place now.This is the single most painful thing that can happen to a family,esp.a Mom.My heart aches for your sadness and grief,you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Melinda Kelley left a message on May 27, 2010:
You are in my prayers. Matt was a bright young man. He always had a smile on his face and a good word for those around him.
Erik Chiarella left a message on May 27, 2010:
I became friends with Matt when he moved here in 5th grade. He is the only kid from North Jersey I have ever known to fit in here at the Shore! I could write about "Matt stories" for hours on end. He was that special. I am going to miss my friend and he will always be in my heart.
Pete Capodice left a message on May 27, 2010:
Barry, Lisa and Chelsea. Not a day will go by that you will not think about all the good times you had with Matt and not a day will go by that our familiy will remember you in our thoughts and prayers.
JENNIFERDILIONE ADAMS left a message on May 27, 2010:
DEAR lisa,Barry,and Chelesa We are so sorry to hear about MATT.May GOD bless all of you now and forever
Vanessa Kunz Breschard left a message on May 27, 2010:
No one knows what God's plan is as you go through life. I will always remember the sweet boy that I babysat so many years ago. Matthew and his sister never gave me any problems, always listened went to bed when they were supposed to. A babysitter's dream! My thoughts and prayers are with Lisa, Barry and Chelsea... for I can not even imagine their pain. The tears I shed are for them because Matthew, I know, is in a better, safer place where he is at peace.
Frank Margotta left a message on May 27, 2010:
The memories I have from my childhood that I am most fond of are those that include Matt and his family. I love him dearly and will miss him deeply until I see him again.
Marilyn Marino Conte left a message on May 27, 2010:
Dear Lisa and Barry, I'll always remember the times we sat in the bleachers together and watch our sons wrestle in the Shore Wrestling Club and trade funny stories about them growing up, and then later when they were on the Shore Regional Wrestling Team together how we'd cheer them on. Those were precious times, and you both have a lot to be proud of.
Danielle Gregory left a message on May 27, 2010:
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong Chelsea, Mr. Lynch, and Mrs. Lynch.
Jane and Walter Wiatr left a message on May 27, 2010:
Dear Lisa, Barry and Chelsea, Our sincerce condolences are expressed to you and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. In Sympathy, Jane and Walter Parkview Dr.
Andrew Stone left a message on May 27, 2010:
Dear Mr.& Mrs. Lynch and Chels, I remember the day you all moved onto Fulton Ave. I had no idea your son was to become one of the best friends I have ever had. He was like my brother. I knw first hand what he was battling and I know he has taught me an extremely valuable lesson. I am so sorry for your loss. I will remember and love Matt always.
Jenn left a message on May 27, 2010:
Your son was a wonderful person who always made me smile. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Maryellen Delnero left a message on May 27, 2010:
My deepest thoughts. i am so sorry for your loss
Eileen Ray left a message on May 27, 2010:
Lisa, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband and daughter at this difficult time. Cherish the great memories. Eileen
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
donna eig left a message on May 27, 2010:
Lisa, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find strength in your memories. Sincerely, Donna Eig
With all my sympathy left a message on May 27, 2010:
Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. Your son was a wonderful friend to me. I am so sorry.
Mrs. Colon left a message on May 27, 2010:
On behalf of my son, husband and I, we want to extend our deeeeeepest of sympathies to all of you at this time. Our son, almost 18 now, is in rehab and we have heard through the grapevine of how sweet and nice of a kid Matt was. PLEASE, take comfort in the ressurrection and know that God is merciful and kind and incapable of evil. HE did not take your son but rather, HE awaits the awakening of him from sleep. Please take comfort in the remembrance from the Bible when Jesus awoke from "sleep" the only son of the widow and he said, "Young man I say to you, GET UP". This is a tragic but temporary time. There will be a time in the very near future when all of those in those asleep will awaken. Our hearts break for you all and tears of those who don't know you but care have been shed, prayers for you have been said and may God bless you all and keep you... Please don't blame Him but cling to Him and know this is not the promise given to us but rather, the very reason Jesus shed his precious blood, so those we love would be able to awaken... Love, Sincerely, The Colons
Dennis and Linda Palazza left a message on May 27, 2010:
Barry, Lisa and Chelsea, I will always treasure the memories of our family vacations together. Matthew was such a happy, free spirited boy. I know your hearts are broken and nothing we can say will make it better. We love you, will pray for you and will cry with you on the loss of your beautiful child.
Chelsea left a message on May 27, 2010:
My baby brother... and best friend. I love you with all my heart. I don't even know what to do with myself. Throughout the toughest times in my life, I have always known to turn to you... so you better be listening!! My heart aches with sadness and I feel consumed with a void that will never be filled. I cannot believe this happened... it doesn't seem real or possible. What happened?! I will carry you with me everywhere I go and never forget the endless things you have taught me my entire life. I will never find another like you in my life. I love you Matty, you'll forever be my best friend Bubba. -Chelly
Laura Tracey left a message on May 27, 2010:
Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the pain you are experiencing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Laura Tracey
Karli Osgoodby left a message on May 27, 2010:
I believe your in a happier place and that's where everyone belongs when their day comes and yours came, say hello to my father and Shana for me. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Rest easy Matt.
Ro left a message on May 27, 2010:
My heart goes out to you Lisa, Barry & Chelsea. No words can express. My thoughts are with you all. I am so very very sorry for the loss of your beautiful son,Matt.
bob left a message on May 27, 2010:
most sympathy to friends and family
Pauline Cieri left a message on May 27, 2010:
Lisa, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.
Bill Pasqua left a message on May 27, 2010:
I will miss matt very much he was one of the most genuine people Ive ever met and Im sure he will be in a better place
Patty and Jim Mclaughlin left a message on May 27, 2010:
Thoughts of Matthew bring up young images of big open smiles, lots of energy and a look in his eye that says "I want to explore"! I see him at age 4 in his always present cowboy boots and shorts marching into his classroom. Lisa, Barry and Chelsea, we are so very sorry for your pain in the loss of Matthew. Our thoughts,prayers and support are offered to you in these coming days. With Love, The McLaughlins
Rock & Debbie Verrochi left a message on May 26, 2010:
We will always remember Matt as the gracious, fun loving boy he was.
Mark Waters left a message on May 26, 2010:
I remember Matt as being so warm and gentle. He was a little shy, but with a rich sense of humor. Who could ever forget Matt's and Chelsea's impersonation of the Pakastani shop owner? I'm laughing through my tears. Barry, Lisa, Chelsea, I love you so much. Matt, I am so proud to have had you (and will always have you) as my cousin. Love, Mark
patty verrochi left a message on May 26, 2010:
Dear Barry, Lisa and Chelsea, although we have been thru sorrow together before, and always our family,love and faith has have been able to carry us to "peacefullness" once again...I pray more deeply now then ever that Matt's short life will not be a wound so deep that we can not heal. I love you all forever and I'll always remember and tresure all the wonderful memories I have of our Matt.
Your cousins Ray, Barbara & Kim Waters left a message on May 26, 2010:
Barry, Lisa & Chelsea, Your sorrow is beyond words, but not beyond the caring & sympathy we feel for you. Our prayers are with you.
Meredith Verrochi left a message on May 26, 2010:
I remember Matt as a lively, energetic young boy with a gorgeous, infectious smile. I'm so very sorry that we all will not see the lovely man he would have become. My heart and thoughts are with my cousin, Chelsea, Aunt Lisa, and Uncle Barry whom I love very much.
Maxx Springman left a message on May 26, 2010:
I will always miss Matt, he inspired me to wrestle in 8th grade, and that was one of the best choices I have ever made. whenever times were hard Matt knew how to make everyone lighten up and laugh. R.I.P. Matt you live on through my memories
Bert and Susan Lane left a message on May 26, 2010:
Lisa and Barry, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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