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Matthew W. Kennedy  

Matthew W. Kennedy

December 1, 1971 –¬†June 2, 2015

Matthew W. Kennedy, age 43, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

A native Delawarean, Matt was born in Wilmington on December 1, 1971, and was a son of Dennis Kennedy and Jill Arbogast. He was a graduate of William Penn High School and would later accept a position as an HVAC technician with Amstel Mechanical Contractors.

Matt was preceded in death by his grandmother, Jane Rawley. He is survived by his wife, Lindsay (Butler) Kennedy; father, Dennis Kennedy and mother and step father, Jill and Eugene Arbogast; sister, Tammy Harris Dias and husband, Nick; brothers, Eric and Corey Kennedy; step sister, Dineen Billingham and husband, Bill; step brother, Steve Arbogast and wife, Emily; his faithful canine companions, Jemma and Harley; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 4 pm on Thursday afternoon, June 11, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 4 pm. Interment will be private.

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  1. Judy Hughes, June 9, 2015

    May the peace of GOD and knowing Matthew is going to be home with his beloved pasted family members. He will be missed, and we all know GOD has a Plan. This was his for Matthew so do not cry for he would only want everyone to be happy and know he is always with you in spirit.

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  2. Melanie Wilson, June 9, 2015

    Tammy,
    I am so sorry for your loss and cannot begin to fathom the depth of your pain. My prayers are with you, that each day you will find joy in the love that surrounds you and the memories you have of your brother.

    Sincerely,
    Melanie

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  3. Theresa Marsh, June 10, 2015

    My deepest sympathy Jill to you and your family my prayers of comfort to everyone may you find comfort in each other just take one day at a time God Bless You All

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    • Jill Harris-Arbogast, June 13, 2015

      Thank you Theresa

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  4. Brittany Amin, June 10, 2015

    Dear Kennedy family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Matthew personally but my mother is about the same age as him and if I lost her in death it would be so hard to cope with. Losing a loved one is difficult to cope with, especially when they die young. My prayer and thoughts go out to your family during this difficult time and I hope you stick together and as a family and get through this crisis.

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  5. Jill Harris-Arbogast, June 13, 2015

    Thank you Judy your words always comfort me love you Sis

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  6. Karen Benser, July 3, 2015

    Dear Kennedy family, we are so sorry for the loss of Matt at such an early age. So sorry that we missed his funeral, but I wanted to let you know he will forever be in our hearts! We were neighbors to Matt when he lived in Colora… We missed Matt when he moved back to Delaware, but he would show up from time to time, to give us hugs and say hey! He would go fishing with my husband or just hang out and talk… We just watched our neighbors setting off fireworks and it brought back the memories of Matt shooting off fireworks and the laughs from him… May you have the comfort in your hearts of the memories of Matt and see his smiling face! He planted these orange flowers around the cable box and every time I see those flowers around the cable box or on the side of the road, I see Matt! May you hold dear all the memories you shared with Matt and know he is watching over your all! May God help easy your pain and carry you through this difficult time!

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    • Jill Harris-Arbogast, September 3, 2015

      Thank you so much for your thoughts of Matthew sorry I just saw this today Jill

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