- June 7, 1988 - November 28, 2016
- Utica, New York
of Matthew's Passing
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“Colleen and family,I'am so sorry for your loss. May God's peace be with all of you.
1 of 21 | Posted by: Vicki Therriault - Utica, NY
“I'am sorry for your loss Colleen and family, may God's Peace be with you.
2 of 21 | Posted by: A friend
“My deepest sympathies to the Ciecko family. My heart aches for his family. Matt was such a kind person. Someone I will never forget. Being able...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Travis Waldref - Marcellus, NY
“I want to extend my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the Ciecko family for your loss,GOD BLESS, Coach Sbarra
4 of 21 | Posted by: Vinny Sbarra - Utica, NY
“SOO very very sorry for your loss. I'm just crushed that our short friendship ended waay too soon, I was SOO looking forward to getting to know Matt,...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Mike Read - Syracuse, NY
“I am so sorry for your loss and can't possibly imagine the pain you all are feeling. It sounds like Matthew was a wonderful young man that was loved...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: A friend
“Matt was a very good friend and a very caring teacher. He loved his students and his time at GMS. We will always remember him.
7 of 21 | Posted by: Jewn Van Doren - Syracuse, NY
“MR. CIECKO was the best teacher ever he was the first ss teacher I ever made a connection with he was so special to everyone in GMS!
8 of 21 | Posted by: ASIA DAVIS - SYRACUSE, NY
“MR. CIECKO was a good teacher he was also my friend he was the first .s.s teacher that I ever had a connection with he was so special to us at GMS
9 of 21 | Posted by: Asia Elease Davis - SYRACUSE, NY
“Hi Colleen, We were so sorry to hear about Matt. I remember when our kids played Little League together and sometimes still think of them like they...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Donna Sabis - Utica, NY
“MAy the Lord Bless your family and give you strength during this very horrible time...I am truly soory.
11 of 21 | Posted by: Janis Quinn - Sacramento, CA
“We were very sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Like many parents, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
12 of 21 | Posted by: Lynne Toussaint - Deerfield, NY
“You were always upbeat when I Seen you at work . Great guy and a fabulous talented teacher. I remember you helping all the staff one winter day dig...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Roberts Vader - Stracuse, NY
“Many prayers and thoughts are going to matt's family, friends, and loved ones. I met Mr. Ciecko last year as an employee at Grant Middle School, and...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: A friend
“My deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family, Colleen.
15 of 21 | Posted by: Barbara Dotsey - Clayville, NY
“Prayers for you all during this sad, sad time.
16 of 21 | Posted by: Melissa Shafer - Utica
“Carl,Colleen and Ryan..so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way.
17 of 21 | Posted by: Dena Campola - Whitesboro, NY
“No words can describe the sorrow I feel for everyone as I write this. Matt was truly one of the sweetest, kindest most wonderful students I have...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: patty scaramella - utica, NY
“Met Matt at a young age playing for the Utica Falcons. I was the outsider from another town, but these guys treated me like a part of their crew....Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Nick McRorie
“please accept our love during this time ..god has shined his light down on you all and in our hearts we are so saddened by his passing ..we loved...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: patricia Bianco ,houghton - utica, NY
21 of 21 | Posted by: Jen - Oriskany, NY
Matthew was born on June 7, 1988 and passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016.
Matthew was a resident of Utica, New York at the time of his passing.
Matt was a graduate of Proctor High School He continued his education at MVCC received his Bachelor's degree from SUNY Oswego and his Master's degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Utica. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery Whitesboro. Calling hours are Friday from 4-7 pm at the Bentz Funeral Service Inc. 13 Oxford Road New Hartford.
In lieu of flowers kindly consider donations to the Beacon Center in Utica or Tully Hill in Tully to contribute to the fight against addiction.