Matthew Ryan “Matt” Taylor 28, a lifelong resident of Whitman, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 20.
Born in Weymouth and raised in Whitman he was a beloved son of Gary D. and Jacqueline (Lucas) Taylor and had attended Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.
For over more than five years Matt had worked at his Dad’s auto body shop, Pearl Street Auto Body of Braintree and for a short time had owned and operated his own detailing business “MRT Detailing.”
Matt enjoyed fishing and working out, and loved the time spent with family and his daughter Makenzie.
In addition to his parents Gary & Jackie he leaves his daughter Makenzie Taylor of Weymouth, his brother Gary D. Taylor Jr., and his wife Jennifer of Whitman, and his sisters Amy Proulx and her husband Adam of Whitman and Jennifer Comperchio and her husband Jim of Rockland. He also leaves his grandparents George and Joan Taylor of Florida, his longtime girlfriend Meagan Adukonis of Weymouth, six nieces and nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins as well as many friends. He was the grandson of the late John and Winifred Lucas.
His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 26 in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street (Route 58 at the rotary) Whitman. Burial will be at a later date. Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25.
Donations in his name may be made to the Makenzie Taylor Benefit Fund, C/O Mutual Bank, 570 Washington Street, Whitman, MA 02382 or Learn2Cope, Box 60, Raynham, MA 02767 (learn2cope.org)