Obituaries

Matthew J. Lombardi

July 28th, 2019

Matthew J. “Matt” Lombardi, age 32, of Tewksbury, passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2019.

Matt was born on December 6, 1986 in Melrose, MA; he was the cherished son of Mario and Deborah (Buckle) Lombardi. Matt was raised in Tewksbury as part of a large loving family of five brothers. He attended Shawsheen Tech where he excelled in mechanics and graduated with the Class of 2004.

Following graduation, Matt enlisted in the Army National Guard. He deployed in 2007 with the 972nd Military Police Company to aid in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Matt returned home and continued his fourteen year career with the Army as a mechanic with the 182nd Engineers.

Matt married Cara (Jenkins) Lombardi in 2013. The couple settled in Tewksbury where they were raising their three children; Cody, Macy & Lena. Matt was a loving Dad who loved to spend time with the kids and Cara.

Family was most important to Matt; he loved to spend time with his parents, brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He looked forward to family get togethers, holidays and catching up with everyone’s daily lives.

Matt was an adventurous dare-devil; he really enjoyed sports vehicles of any kind, trucks, boats, dirt bikes, motorcycles – the faster, the better. Matt was always up for a challenge and a good time with his friends.

Matt was the life of the party and center of attention. He had an infectious personality and could have a good time anywhere he went; he loved to make people laugh. Matt was funny, goofy and made everyone feel comfortable around him; he was a good friend to many.

Matthew was the beloved husband of Cara L. (Jenkins) Lombardi, devoted father of Cody Lombardi, Macy Lombardi and Lena Lombardi, cherished son of Mario and Deborah (Buckle) Lombardi of Tewksbury, dear brother of Ken Lombardi & his wife Aliki of Tewksbury, Ben Lombardi & his wife Cheryl of Chelmsford, Michael Lombardi & Helen of CA and Alex Lombardi & his wife Janine of Tewksbury, son-in-law of Faye Jenkins of Wilmington and brother-in-law of the late Vinnie DiMauro. Matthew is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, August 1st at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Williams Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury, at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 31st from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Matthew’s memory may be made to The Lombardi Children Fund c/o Tewksbury Federal Credit Union, 752 Main St, Tewksbury, MA 01876.

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8 Entries in Guest Book for “Matthew J. Lombardi”

  1. The Doherty Family says:

    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  2. Denise Quilty says:

    Cara and Family

    I am shocked and so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Love Denise

  3. Barbara and Sam Antinoro says:

    Deb and Mario and family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your son, Matt. I hope you all find peace in the memories of your good times together.
    May every tear also bring a smile with those memories.
    Sincerely,
    Barbara and Sam

  4. Fernandez Family (VFW Post 8164) says:

    Our deepest co silence in the passing of your family member. Our prayers are with you and may God wrap you in his arms of comfort during these trying times.

  5. Tewksbury VFW Post 8164 says:

    On behalf of the Tewksbury VFW Post 8164, please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

  6. VinnieO (VFW Post 8164) says:

    When someone you love leaves a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
    Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss.

  7. Rich/Helena Rooney (VFW 8164) says:

    Lombardi/Jenkins Families
    We are so sorry for your loss and know you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. At this time words can’t be found to share our concerns and grief. We hope your hours/days get better as time goes on.

  8. Kathleen Hananan / Former 972MP says:

    I served with Matt in the 972 MP in Deployment OIF. Ever the professional, and certainly a really good guy all around. Smart. Funny. Easy to get along with. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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