June 22, 1968 ~ November 11, 2014
Matthew W. Verneris, 46, of Hamden, passed away suddenly on November 11, 2014. Born in New Haven on June 22, 1968 to Diane Dumelin Verneris of Wallingford and the late Richard Verneris. Matt was the beloved husband for 19 years to Lisa Cofrancesco Verneris; beloved father to Hannah and Zachary Verneris; brother of, Dr. Michael Verneris (Erin) of Minnetonka, MN and Marc Verneris (Marga) of Cheshire. Also survived by his aunt and Godmother, Nancy Daniel of North Haven; brothers-in-law, Henry Cofrancesco and Michael (Jennifer) Cofrancesco all of Hamden; father & mother-in-law, Harris & Linda Fleshar of Hamden; nieces & nephews, Hailey, Drew, Willy, Nicholas, & Jacob Verneris, and Zoey Cofrancesco. Matt was a lifelong resident of Hamden having graduated from Hamden High before earning his BA from Bentley College. He was partners in the ownership of Rainbow Cleaners on Dixwell Avenue and helped coach his sons in Babe Ruth baseball. Matt enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He was a friendly, outgoing man who was loved by all who knew him. Friends are invited to visit with his family on Friday, November 14th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Funeral to leave from the funeral home Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 10:00 a.m. followed by a burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. For the benefit of Matt's children, Zachary and Hannah, donations may be sent to: First Niagara Bank, 2856 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.