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Celebrating the life of

Passed away on February 03, 2021


Matthew Robert Wallden, beloved son of Camille and Robert, has passed away.  He is survived by his parents, sister Kelly and brother John (Morgan). He was the fun uncle to August, Inez, Bea, Bosco and Martha and the cherished nephew to many aunts, uncles and cousins of the Barbee, Koncul, Privett, Sheehan, Suderow and Tambon families. Suzanne Groover was his devoted and much-loved companion on many of his greatest adventures.

Born August 15, 1981, Matthew attended Blessed Sacrament School and Benedictine Military Academy, where he made many lifelong friends. He joined the Marines in 2001 and served three tours in Iraq, rising to the rank of sergeant. His valor and selfless leadership were recognized through numerous awards.

Ever a man for others, Matthew had deep compassion for those who suffered. After his time in the Marines, he finished his nursing degree with honors at Armstrong Atlantic University and became a traveling nurse. In the final year of his life, he helped many in COVID wards across the country.

Matthew was like no one else. He was hilariously sharp and infinitely kind, wryly observant and profoundly compassionate. He loved a good time and will be remembered with deep affection by the many friends he made along the way, from his globe-trotting travels to his beloved Phish shows (he attended over 100).

Matthew was predeceased by grandparents Frank and Margaret Wallden and Martin and Marguerite Koncul, Sr., and his cousin Lt. Stephen Nevarez. 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021 with the Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.  The service will be live streamed by Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at www.mbschurch.org or on their Facebook page.

Interment will be private.

Remembrances may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Seeds of Change Building Fund.

 

 

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Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200

  • Burial
  • on Sun, January 10, 2021
  • Catholic Cemetery
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