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Matthew "Matt" Ray

February 21, 1980 — December 25, 2021

Lonaconing

Matthew Allen Ray, 41, of Lonaconing passed away on December 25, 2021.

Born February 21, 1980, he was the son of Gary Ray and the late Vicki (Wills) Babcock. He was also preceded in death by his younger brother, Elijah Babcock.

Matt was a dedicated father to his four boys and daughter, he was the best example of an amazing Dad. He was the #1 Miners fan, he was always on the sideline cheering on his boys and their team. Matt was always helping others and would give you his shirt off his back. He was the life of the party with his quick wit and sense of humor. He could make you laugh even when you were mad. Matt had some very interesting dance moves and impersonations of all characters. Lowe’s was Matt’s toy store, he was a handyman and a jack of all trades.

Matt was Christian by faith, he knew many Bible verses by heart. Matt was a sign of comfort to his family and was the best Dad anyone could ask for.

Matt is survived by his children whom he fiercely loved, Ethan Ray, Tyler Ray, Jonathan Ray, Oakley Ray, and Brody Ray. He is also survived by his sisters, Autumn Ray and Chelsy Marsh.

In accordance with his wishes, Matt will be cremated.

Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport on Sunday, January 2, 2022, from 1 to 3 p.m. A memorial service celebrating Matt’s life will follow the visitation at 3:00 p.m. with Jim Taylor as officiant.

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Visitation

Sunday, January 2, 2022

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Boal Funeral Home, Westernport

111 Church St, Westernport, MD 21562

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Boal Funeral Home, Westernport

111 Church St, Westernport, MD 21562

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