February 15, 1976 ~ December 14, 2022

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Meriden, CT

Matthew M. Weigold, 46, of Meriden, passed away on December 14, 2022 at Midstate Medical Center. He was born on February 15, 1976, a son of Robert and Maureen Shaw Weigold. Besides his mother Maureen, Matthew is survived by his sister Barbara Campbell and her husband G.T., and brothers Alan and Robert Weigold. He was predeceased by his father Robert Weigold.

Matthew was a happy and energetic child. The youngest of four children and always looking for attention, he loved to ride snowmobiles in the backyard with his older brothers Rob and Alan, lovingly tease his sister Barb, and loved to fish with his dad on Loon Lake in the Adirondacks.

Matt was always a free spirit and followed his passions. In the 90s, he was fortunate enough to travel the country with Castle Tie Dye on the Further Fest tour and continued his love for music with his undying support and love for Phish. Matt traveled far and wide to see Phish, collecting new friends at each show. Matt was known to quickly make friends everywhere he went and if you were lucky enough to be in that circle, then he considered you to be family.

Matt kept a tight bond with his two best friends from childhood, Jim Vaspasiano and Ted Winterson. So tight that Matt made himself a long-term houseguest of the Wintersons and enjoyed many Christmas Eves with the Vaspasiano family.

Matt had a one-of-a-kind sense of humor. He often quoted movie lines with his brothers and during his last week in the hospital, recited lines from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. He had many friends from the Village Barn in Meriden and loved to visit with all of them.

Up until a few years ago, Matt worked as a carpenter with Carpenters Local 326. He loved his dog Bear, a fluffy akita that loved to sit with his head out of the passenger side of his car with tunes blaring. In recent years, Matt lived next door to his mom and took pride in thinking that he was taking care of her.

A funeral service celebrating Matthew’s life will be held on Thursday, December 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Friends are invited to visit with his family from 9:00-11:00 a.m. before the service. Interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Hospital: http://giftfunds.stjude.org/MatthewWeigold.

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Visitation: December 22, 2022 9:00 - 11:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451

203-235-4152

Funeral Service: December 22, 2022 11:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451

203-235-4152

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  1. Thinking of the Weigold / Campbell family and sending love and strength. Holding you all in the light and wishing you peace and comfort.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I have many, many fond memories of Matt from when we were neighbors in Wallingford – we were all just kids with so much energy and a pinch of mischief. My heart aches for you, his family, at this difficult time. Sending love to you all. – Heather

  3. Although I have not seen Matt in some time, we did chat on Facebook once in a while. He was always smiling and laughing. I will remember him fondly.

  4. Barb and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about the lost of your brother. Fond memories of him growing up will live in our memories.

    Kim Lohr and Family

  5. Prayers and love to Matt and his family
    Always loved the times we shared
    Will always remember the smile on his face waterskiing on Lake Tahoe during Jimmy V’s bachelor party dropping a ski and waving to the ladies on the shore
    Love you Matt

  6. To all the Weigold family.. our hearts are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Matt. We will always remember him as a fun loving guy and pleasure to be around. Matt you will be missed.. love you Aunt Lorraine and Uncle Hal

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