Matthew P. Ciecko
Date of Passing: November 28th, 2016leave a condolence read condolences
With broken hearts, we give our beloved baby boy to the Lord. Matthew P. "Matt" Ciecko, 28, of North Utica, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 28, 2016. He was born June 7, 1988, in New Hartford, the son of Carl and Colleen McCarthy Ciecko. Matt was a graduate of Proctor High School, where he excelled in baseball, football, and track. He continued his education at MVCC, received his Bachelor's degree from SUNY Oswego and his Master's degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. Matt was a school teacher with the Syracuse City School District. Matt was a very kind and genuine guy, and was instantly loved by everyone he met. He was a loving son, brother and uncle and a devoted friend. Matt was also an avid Buffalo Bills, NY Yankees and Syracuse Orange fan. He is survived by his parents, Carl and Colleen of North Utica; his brother, Ryan (Claire) Ciecko and their son, Theodore "Teddy" of London, England; his grandfather, Ed McCarthy of Utica; aunts and uncles, Jill (Dan) Reynolds of Utica, Sandy McCarthy of Utica, Eddie McCarthy of Albany and Greg (JoAnn) Ciecko of Oriskany; cousins, Shane McCarthy, Meghan Reynolds, Joanna (Stephen) Haberle, Alicia Ciecko and Melissa (Kris) Ciecko-Douglas; many friends, especially Eddie, Phil, Matt, Vlad, Keith and Kyle; and a large extended family. He is now in the arms of his loving grandparents, Jean McCarthy and Eleanor and Ted Ciecko and one of his best friends, Andrew, who predeceased him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro. Calling hours are Friday from 4-7 pm at the Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., 13 Oxford Road, New Hartford. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to the Beacon Center in Utica or Tully Hill in Tully to contribute to the fight against addiction.
The loss of a child has got to be the hardest to deal with. He was a gentle soul and will be watching down from heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lloyd and Betty Douglass
I would like to express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. My son Ryan played football with Matt at Proctor and we have fond memories of what a good person he was. I recently lost my daughter in July in a tragic car accident . We do share your pain. We wish comfort for your entire family. Many prayers to you all . God Bless!!
My condolences to the family during this difficult time.
May the words of Psalm 46:1 - "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress"
bring you comfort that Jehovah God hears your prays.
Jim & Debi Brown
Jim & Debi
We are sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim & Debi
Carl, Colleen and Ryan we are sadden to hear about the loss of your son and brother Matt. Please except our condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gary & Nancy Jones
There are no words that can express how sorry I am for the loss of your son and brother. I pray that your sadness now will turn into beautiful, happy memories. God bless you.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, please know we are thinking of you and praying for you. Patrick and Victoria Dooley
Colleen, Carl, Ryan & Claire. So sorry for your loss. Their are no real words to say at this time. Just know that Matt will always be with you and now he is always watching over you from Heaven as your Special Guardian Angel.
Carl and Colleen - I'm so sorry to hear about this. I'm thinking of you two. Mike Kimber
Colleen and family, So sorry for your loss. May your memories be your comfort.
Terrie, Shaun and Katelyn Dailey
MR. CIECKO was the best teacher ever he was the first ss teacher I ever made a connection with he was so special to everyone in GMS! -
Rest in peace.
Collen, Carl & Ryan,
We are truly sorry for your loss. We love you all and our prayers are with you. Love Danny & MaryJo.
Carl, Colleen and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Having gone through our own loss of a child I know there are no words that we can say to help you, only that your son is in a good place now, and his pain has ended. If you keep an open heart and mind, he will give you signs to let you know that he will forever be with you!! God Bless you all!!
Dawn & Dean Eisenhut
Colleen & Carl,
We are truly sorry for your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and always. Please accept our sympathy.
Gary & Monica Lawendowski
Carl and Colleen,
The thoughts and prayers of my family, my company and myself are with you during this difficult time.
Colleen Carl and Ryan, I am truly sorry for your loss. Words ca not express how sad tthe loss of Matthew is. I remember him as such a fun loving kid, always friendly and warm. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.
Colleen Carl Ryan and family. I am devastated at the loss of Matt. He was a wonderful boy. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with all of you
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Arnie and Grace Casey
Carl, Colleen -
Donna and I are heartbroken over the passing of Matthew. Not everyone understands the pain you are going through, we certainly do. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
David & Donna Goss
Carl, Colleen and family, words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and we are here for you.
My sincere sympathy to you and your family. May your faith in God bring you peace in the days ahead.
Colleen, Carl and Family what can we say that hasn't been said. You know that our thoughts and prayers are with you both in your time of sorrow. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Tom & Rosemary Walker
Colleen, Carl, Ryan and Claire my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this tragic time.
Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your son and brother. My heart aches for you and I pray you can find peace in your hearts again. You have a beautiful angel watching over
Our hearts are broken for your family at this tragic loss. No words can express our grief for all of you at this time. We send our love and prayers and knowing we have one beautiful young man watching over us all from above.
Johann and Rock Garramone
Dear Colleen,Carl and family
We are heartbroken to hear of Matthew's passing.Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Rosemary and Ron Brown
I am sorry for your loss. He was my teacher last year and I will always remember him he was very nice.
We r so saddened by this tragic loss. Please.know u are all in our prayers and if you need anything do not hesitate. Love u all
Adam and Erin Furner