Matthew Christopher Hessey - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Matthew Christopher Hessey

July 27, 1988 - July 11, 2022

Matthew Christopher Hessey, age 33, of New Castle, DE, was tragically killed on Monday, July 11, 2022.

Born in Newark, DE, on July 27, 1988, he was a son of Walter and Patricia (Hessey) Landreth. Matthew was a dedicated employee at HomeGoods where he worked in the security loss prevention department.

Matthew attended Glasgow High School. He worked in various professions. Matthew was a “Jack of all Trades” and could fix anything. He was a man of integrity and honor, and all who knew him loved him. Matthew loved people and made friends wherever he went. He had a passion for animals. Most importantly, Matthew was a family man and he always put his family first.

Matthew was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robert D. Hessey; and father-in-law, Keith Stranahan. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his biological father, Richard Stewart; wife, Jessicann Hessey; daughter, Khylie Keith Hessey; siblings, Allison Landreth, Zack Landreth, and Cameron Landreth (Danielle); maternal grandmother, Patricia Hessey; sisters-in-law, Josie Woodall (William), and Carly Stranahan; brother-in-law, Rob Walker; mother-in-law, Donna Stranahan; aunts, Theresa Hessey (Megan), and Libby Greenberg; best friend, C.J. Noel and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 pm on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Matthew’s memory to the Khylie Hessey Custodian Fund, USAA Federal Savings, 10750 McDermott Freeway, San Antonio, TX 78288


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19 Condolences for Matthew Christopher Hessey

  • Missing you and your sense of humor, Matt! Love you, Aunt Lib

  • Pat,
    We are so very sorry. Your loss is so tragic. Know you are in our prayers. We share your pain. Susan and Steve Brubaker

  • Matt was one of a kind. If he was your friend, it was forever. God bless him. My brother Keith was his father in law and he loved Matt. You only meet people like Matt once in a lifetime. My thoughts and prayers for his family.

  • Kylie he Shall forever be your angel D Troyer HT neighbor

  • I’m so sorry this has happened to your family. May God give you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs

  • To the Landreth/Hessey Family:
    We are so very sorry to learn of the devastating loss of your beloved Matthew. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May his soul rest in peace.

    David & Linda Gaffney

  • Pat,
    What a tragedy, what a loss! I know you were very close to Matt. Sending prayers and hugs. Love. Theresa Deakins

  • Pat, I am so very sorry to read this about your grandson. I, too, have young grandsons and I can only imagine the pain you are going through. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Your classmate, Marie Stucker Rhodes

  • You were my Best friend through highschool so many sleep overs so many good memories all the laughs talks you will always live on brother

  • My heart goes out to all of you. Please let me know if there is anything you need. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My heart is broken for all the Hessey’s. There are no words. I will always remember Mathew Christopher and Michael Christopher as babies together! Even though they didn’t grow up together, there will always be a special bond btwn Patti and I and our first born babies.

  • Matt you have blessed so many people with who you are. We won’t ever forget the man you are. You touched so many people for so many reasons. I can’t pray enough for the family that’s hurting from Matt’s passing. He was a hero and protector!!! I hope everyone carries a piece of your spirit with in the days of their life. Thank you for all you are!! RIP

  • Jerry and I extend our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jerry and Peg

  • My condolences go out to the Hessey family. Matt really was a good guy. I went to school with Matt at St.Hedwigs and Gauger with Matt and Jessica. I know there’s nothing I can say that will make you all feel better just know I know and understand what your going through and how your feeling. May he be at peace now. I am sure he’s watching over you all.

  • So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Mrs. Hessey, So sorry to hear about this. What a tragedy. I will keep you in my prayers.


  • Sending our condolences. Very sorry for the tragic loss and keeping you and the families in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Pat, Patty, Theresa and your entire family, I will continure to keep you all in my daily prayers. Matt loves his family so he will be watching over you from Heaven. His kindness and love will provide great memories and comfort going forward.