Matthew BeneduceMcGrath, 59

By on June 27, 2016
Matthew BeneduceMcGrath carved the sign for the Verona High School Hall of Fame and many other prominent signs in Verona and across Essex County.

Matthew BeneduceMcGrath carved the sign for the Verona High School Hall of Fame and many other prominent signs in Verona and across Essex County.

Matthew T. BeneduceMcGrath, 59, of Verona passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016.

Relatives and friends may visit with the family at Paul Ippolito-Dancy Memorial, 9 Smull Ave., Caldwell, on Thursday June 30, 2016, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a Celebration of Matthew’s Life at 5:30 p.m., given by his brother, Ishan Vest. A service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 10 a.m., followed by the interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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Born in Logansport, Ind., Matthew was a resident of Verona for 29 years, as well as the owner of Benegrathic Sign Design in Verona.

Matthew was an active member of the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, and a dedicated supporter and guest speaker of the VFW Post 2342 in Fort Lee.

He was the beloved husband of 32 years to Gloria (nee Beneduce); cherished brother of Ishan Vest and his wife, Julie, and dear uncle of Gabrielle, Isaiah and Anna Vest and Joshua and Shay Bredimus. He is also survived by many loving friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Verona Rescue Squad, 12 Church St., Verona, NJ 07044, would be appreciated.

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There have been many tributes to Matthew Beneduce McGrath posted on MyVeronaNJ.com’s Facebook page. You can read some of them below:



 

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3 Comments

  1. Jill (Thompson) Bachman- class of 74

    June 27, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Matt was a great classmate. We had a lot of fun together and I will always remember him for keeping life “fun” and sharing his amazing talents. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  2. Crisann Micari

    July 13, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I am sick over the news about Matt. My business was across the street from Matt and he had made me the most beautiful sign. He was such an artist and a wonderful person. He will be missed by many people. I feel so sad for his family. You are all in my prayers.

  3. Colleen Vest

    August 24, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I am deeply sorry to hear about Matt’s passing. He was a special person and dear to me. Thanks for all the good memories.

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