Matthew D. Stuart

June 15th, 2013

Matthew D. Stuart, age 43, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on June 14, 2013.

Matthew was born on September 2, 1969, in Ellsworth, Maine, he was the cherished son of Stephen J. and Jeanne (Mallory) Stuart.  Matthew was raised in Machias,Maine and was a graduate of Machias Memorial High School in 1987.  Matthew furthered his education at University of Southern Maine and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

At the time of his death, Matthew was a Social Worker for the Department of Children and Family Services in Arlington for the past twelve years.  Matthew’s hard work and dedication to his field was unconditional; he earned the utmost respect of his co-worker’s and made countless dear friends.

Matthew married his beloved wife and best friend Brooke Jordan Stuart on December 3, 1994, the couple moved to Wilmington in 2004 where they raised two beautiful children.  Fatherhood to Eliza and James was first and foremost to Matthew, he cherished his children and was very proud of them.

Matthew will be fondly remembered for his kindness, compassion, and great care of others.  He was a man who was humble one moment and had others in stitches with his great sense of humor the next moment.

Matthew handled life’s adversity with strength and grace, he truly left a life lesson for us all.  Matthews devotion to his family and friends was unwavering and he will be truly missed by all.

Matthew was the beloved husband of Brooke (Jordan) Stuart, loving father of Eliza Taylor Stuart and James Gould Stuart all of Wilmington, cherished son of Stephen J. and Jeanne (Mallory) Stuart of Machias, ME, dear brother of Lucas Stuart and his wife Erica of Rochester, NY, son-in-law of Joe Jordan of Alexander City, AL, brother-in-law of Maggie and Jon Chesser of Birmingham, AL.

Family and friends gathered for a Memorial Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, on Monday, June 17th at 10:00 a.m.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Matthew’s name may be made to The Department of Children and Families, Arlington Office, 30 Mystic St.  Arlington, MA, 02474


8 Entries in Guest Book for “Matthew D. Stuart”

  1. Rebecca Poff Alley says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Although he wasn’t in my class at school, I have dear memories of debates we had together in our classes. Sometimes we each would get mighty frustrated with each other because neither of us would give in to the other, but in the end the discussion was good and the challenge of defending our ideas was skill building for both of us. My thoughts are with your family during this very difficult time. Blessings to all of you! Becky

  2. Mrs Ganaway says:

    I’m sorry for the loss of your dear and precious Matthew, you are not alone, and may you find encouragement from God’s word the holy bible at Psalms 147:3 “He is healing the brokenhearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots.” May you be comforted and have peace during this difficult and painful time as you draw close to the true God, Jehovah, in prayer. (Isaiah 12:2, Psalms 83:18)

  3. Donna & Randy Rohler says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace in kowing that this is not the end, but a new beginning. He and Beth are smiling upon all of you as your hearts heal.

  4. The Marchese Family says:

    Brooke, I am so sorry to hear about your husband! My thoughts are with you and Eliza needs anything or wants to come over…Celia would love to have her. I am so very sorry!!!!

  5. Chrissy Bowman says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Eliza’s dad. All of us at LSSOD are here for anything you need.

  6. Mary/Steven Jackson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Eileen & Robie Robinson says:

    To all – we are so sorry for your loss. To Betty – our hearts are breaking for you – and am sending big hugs to you. We truly know the pain you have.

  8. Roxanne Shorey says:

    Steve, my heart goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

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