2012-02-16 / Obituaries


Matthew John Oliveri of Putnam Lake died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at the age of 28.

He was born September 20, 1983, in Carmel, the son of Joseph Oliveri of Brewster, and Carolee Oliveri of Prospect, Ct.

A decorated veteran of two tours in the Persian Gulf, he served four years in the Coast Guard including time aboard the USCGC Spencer. Since then he worked selflessly as a firefighter with the Montrose FDVA protecting those who served. Before that, he began volunteering with the Putnam Lake Fire Department while still a student at Brewster High School.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Michael Oliveri and his wife, Tracie of Cheshire, Ct, Joseph Oliveri of Stratford, Ct., and Steven Oliveri of Brooklyn. He is also survived by his nephew and godson, Jake, and niece Jaqueline Oliveri; his maternal grandmother, Shari Cowen of Mt. Vernon, NY; and paternal grandmother Grace Oliveri of Chappaqua.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Fri. Feb. 17, 2012, 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Putnam Lake. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Kisco. Calling hours will be held Thursday February 16, at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster, NY 10509.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project by visiting their website: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Non-perishable food items may also be brought to Matthew’s Food Dude truck in Putnam Lake.

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