Matthew James Turgeon
August 14, 1979 - July 5, 2021

Matthew Turgeon, The brightest star that ever shone, left us on July 5, 2021. Originally from Springfield, Massachusetts, he recently moved to North Carolina to be closer to his family. He thrived here and worked at a place called The Spot, he loved it and in a few short months made wonderful friends. His effervescent personality touched everyone he met. His heart was the size of the universe and kindness was his middle name.

For those who knew him, knew that cooking, The Golden Girls, Lil’ Kim and singing karaoke were just a few of his favorite things, and we can’t forget The Sound Of Music and Absolutely Fabulous!

Matt was predeceased by his father, Stephen Roland Turgeon. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Doreen M. Turgeon and her partner, Don Frestler; 2 sisters, Kathryn Turgeon and Brenna Brazier(Turgeon). Matt will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews, Gracie, Kylie, Connor, Maddalyn and Jackson, who brought him so much joy. He also leaves many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, extended family and friends.

A memorial celebration will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 1pm-3pm at The Spot, 1006 South Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC 28428.

Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations, 6 Jacksonville Street, Wilmington, NC.


  • Colleen O’Leary Posted July 7, 2021 11:28 pm

    Doreen – our deepest sympathies to you and the whole family. Holding you in my heart.

  • Vickie Martou Posted July 8, 2021 1:21 am

    Doreen- I am in shock. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I was there to give you a big hug. Matt was a great guy and will be missed. Mark and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts

  • Tara G Posted July 8, 2021 2:01 pm

    Matt…thank you for being a part of my life and helping to make my adolescence so much fun. I will carry with me all the memories we made, especially snow day breakfasts, bike rides to your dad’s house, hanging out at the center, watching “Drop Dead Fred” or “Stay Tuned” at least once a week, listening to Janet (Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty) and watching you perform the dance at the end of “If”, driving around in your SAAB listening to NIN and headed to the LL Cool J concert at Riverside, Lil’ Kim & Foxy Brown rap-alongs, having our pictures done at the Greniers (and Sears), drawing on our walls for our blacklights, and most importantly sharing countless secrets and laughs. I love you and you will be missed.

    Doreen, Katie, Brenna, – I am sending you so much love. My deepest condolences.

  • Richard Venture Posted July 8, 2021 2:20 pm

    My heart goes out to Matt, family. A good man has left us here on earth. I will always remember all the fun times we used to have as high school kids. You will always be in my heart and mind.RIP my friend too we meet again. ?

  • Jeffrey S Rogers Posted July 8, 2021 2:48 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to his family and everyone close to him. He was a great guy. Always had a smile on his face. Remember him always watching Golden Girls and blasting Lil Kim. He will missed for sure. Thank you for the memories.

  • Angela Wilfong Posted July 8, 2021 3:27 pm

    What a sweet angel the Lord has among him now I am honored to have met such a kindred spirit and felt like we’ve been friends for years it truly saddens me I won’t get to enjoy his presence and how he made us all lighten up just by simply conversating and his amazing smile he will forever be missed ,but definitely lefted an imprint on those arround him dearest,Angel fly higher than an eagle my brother til we met again much Love and my condolences to those you left behind may their meomories of you be cheerful and bright like the light you’ve shine upon this world and may God bless them with such light to carry on.

  • Robin Fricchione Posted July 8, 2021 4:54 pm

    Dear Doreen, Katie, and Brenna,
    From the bottom of my heart I am so deeply sorry to hear of Matthew’s passing. I am grief stricken over this news, and want you all to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your beautiful obituary spells out the kind of man Matthew certainly was. It made me smile, and made me cry. I have so many beautiful memories of Matthew with our family. He was one of a kind, who had a great big heart and an outstanding personality. I am so glad I had the chance to spend time with him back in March, if only for a short period. Please know he will be forever in my heart. May God give you the strength to hold on to the beautiful memories you have made together. Sending love to you all.

  • Nancy Dybas Posted July 9, 2021 7:14 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss! You’re in my prayers!

  • Jane Posted July 10, 2021 12:54 am

    Doreen, Brenna and Katie,
    Matt’s love will surround you now and always. His infectious laugh, his zest for living, and his ability to make others feel welcomed into his circle made him a special person. I am thinking of you, and Matt will always hold a special place in my heart. ❤️

  • Denise P Jarry Posted July 10, 2021 12:13 pm

    To my dear friend Doreen and her precious Katie and Brenna and grandchildren,
    There are no words to express the sadness I feel with hearing of Matthew’s passing. Certainly a light snuffed out too soon. My memories of him are the same that everyone else has described. Handsome, entertaining, talented and a joy to be around. Although it has been many years since the “Senator St” days, he seemed to have kept his unique and lovable personality all through the years. A genuine gentleman. I will keep the entire family in my thoughts and prayers daily. He was a big part of my children’s lives growing up and all the fun they had and the trouble they got into at times too! The world needs more Matthews’, he will be sorely missed.
    With a heavy heart I send you my love,
    Denise Jarry

  • Lauren deKastrozza Posted August 17, 2021 5:09 pm

    My daughter and I were heartbroken to hear of Matt’s passing. I went to school with Steve from grammar through highschool and coincidentally Matt and my daughter became friends and share the same birthdate. We are so sorry for the loss to the family,and to a world where there are less people with such a positive personality and a beautiful smile, a gentlemen , a good friend . Our thoughts and prayers are with the family , and in particular to Matt’s mom. With our love , Lauren and Desiree deKastrozza.

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