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Matthew S. (Matt) Call
January 24, 1969 ~ June 8, 2023 (age 54) 54 Years Old
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Matthew S. “Matt” Call, 54, of Greenfield Rd., passed away on June 8, 2023.
Matt was born in Greenfield on January 24, 1969 the son of Royal C. and Sharon (Coburn) Call. He attended local schools and graduated from Franklin County Technical School.
Matt was affectionately known as the Mayor of Colrain. On a daily basis he could be seen walking along Main Road from his home to the Post Office and keeping an eye on what was happening in the center of town. When there were construction projects underway he would be on site talking with the crews and making sure they did their jobs well. He would often be given a hard hat so he could stay on the projects and supervise. He loved Colrain.
Matt would always celebrate the holidays with the clothes he was wearing. Fourth of July, St. Patrick’s day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, you name it and he celebrated the day with his appearance. He was a happy man and he showed it. Even when his Red Sox couldn’t muster a win, he always looked forward to the next game as if it were Opening Day.
Matt is survived by his brother Robert Call of Oregon, his aunt Kathy and uncle Carl Porrovecchio of Bernardston, who lovingly shared their lives with him from dinners out, running errands or just being a helping hand when he needed it. Matt loved spending time with his cousins and extended family whenever they got together. He was also a friend to his neighbors and willing to help anyone who had a job to do.
Matt was a gentle and kind soul who will be missed.
The community is invited to celebrate Matt’s life on Saturday, July 15 from 2pm to 4pm, at the Colrain Community Church. It is not a formal service, it is just an opportunity to remember and share Matt’s connection with his community. All are encouraged to wear your favorite Red Sox or Patriots colors, your favorite holiday attire, but please, leave your Yankees stuff at home.
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested memorial donations be made to either the Colrain Police or Fire Department, 55 Main Rd., Colrain, MA 01340