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Obituary for Matthew Christopher "Matt" Fuger

December 31, 1981 – August 30, 2023
Cornwall, NY

Matthew C. Fuger passed away on August 30, 2023 in Cornwall NY. He was 41 years old and was born in Rantoul Illinois. After spending several years moving around the world with his family, they settled in Lakeridge Virginia. Just before high school began, his family moved to New York where he attended Cornwall High School. After high school he graduated from Divers Academy International as an underwater welder. He worked for numerous companies offshore and inland. This was truly a perfect career for him and fulfilled his joy of living on the edge. He recently began his longtime wish of playing the guitar and would happily serenade anyone. It’s hard to believe that we never knew he had such a great voice! Anyone who heard him could tell how much passion he felt for his music.

Matt leaves behind his parents: Bill and Janice Fuger; his sister: Jennifer Lavin; his only and most beloved son: Tyler James Fuger; and his grandmother: Mary Joan Fuger. He is also survived by Tyler’s mother: Danielle Fuger; and last but certainly not least his most-loved soul mate and best friend for many years: Sara Olley and her two sons: Nicholas and Alex. He has many aunts, uncles and cousins that will all miss him.

Matt is predeceased by his grandfathers: William Fuger and James Mahler; and his grandmother: Jane Mahler.

Some of Matt’s greatest memories with our whole family were down at Seaside, New Jersey every summer. No one other than his son Tyler loved it more. We will be forever grateful to the Coughlin Family for being so generous and giving us these special times that we will cherish even more.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Charities, Office of Development, 11th Floor, 1011 First Avenue, New York, NY 10022 to help them assist others recovering from addiction. It would mean a great deal to us if we could help another family so they don’t have to suffer the same pain.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 11th at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.

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