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Matthew M. Reeney

May 4, 1995 — November 20, 2022

Lowell

Matthew Michael Reeney, age 27, a lifelong resident of Lowell died Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston with his loving parents by his side following a lifelong hard-fought and courageous battle with Polycystic Kidney Disease and struggle with autism.   

He was born in Lowell on May 4, 1995, and was the cherished son of Michael E. and Lisa A. (Trott) Reeney.  He received his education in Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.  

Matthew’s greatest joys in life were going for long car rides with his father, listening to music, visiting bookstores, collecting dictionaries and watching Pixar and Disney movies, especially Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc.. 

Throughout the years, Matthew had two life saving kidney transplants with donor kidneys from his father and his uncle, John Carnevale.  Because of this his parents are asking you to consider donating to New England Donor Services.  

In addition to his parents, he is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins, including his Godparents, DeDe Jurgelewicz and Jonathan Reeney; and his lifelong friend, Vinnie Parent.  

He was also the grandson of the late Robert and Mary Trott and Edward and Ann Reeney.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Matthew’s Life Celebration at the MCKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell on Friday from 4:00 until 7:00pm.  His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00am at St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Lowell. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury.  To watch a livestream of the Funeral Mass, please visit theholyrood.org/watch-via-livestream and click on the link for St. Margaret Church.  Those who wish, may make donations in Matthew’s memory to New England Donor Services, 60 First Ave., Waltham, MA 02451 or at https://neds.org/give/.

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Life Celebration

Friday, November 25, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home

327 Hildreth Street, Lowell, MA 01850

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Margaret of Scotland Church

374 Stevens St, Lowell, MA 01851

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Burial

Saturday, November 26, 2022

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