David T. Ferguson Funeral Home

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Matthew G Colonna

December 23, 1985June 26, 2020

Matthew Colonna, 34, of St. Augustine, Florida and formerly of Washingtonville, NY suddenly passed away on June 26, 2020 in Newburgh, NY. He was born on December 23, 1985 in Goshen, NY. He is survived by his loving parents Angela and Guy Colonna of Florida, his loving brother Paul (Julie) Colonna, his adored niece Amelia Rose Colonna, stepparents Joseph Revellese and Trish Rinker. He also leaves his aunt Stella Rao and all of his fun-loving cousins of the Rao family which are too many to mention. Matthew’s main objective was enjoyment of life and love of his family. Due to his enjoyment of travel, which commenced when he went to Italy to visit his Fiamma family, he received his CDL license and was able to pursue his dream of seeing the US while getting paid as a cross country transporter. Weekly he would post photos and videos of places that we had only spoken of but of which he now was able to see in person. Your sudden and unexplained departure have left us all shocked and heartbroken. You will truly be missed by all whose lives you have touched. Due to COVID, Matthew will be sent home to Florida where a mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Paul II R.C Church in Ponte Vedra, Florida and he will be interred at Ponte Vedra Valley Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will follow in the Fall 2020 (DTBA) at St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Washingtonville, NY.


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Nick Kanney

July 7, 2020

I remember riding in the limousine to Joe’s wedding and everyone was sitting down because it was too cramped. But somehow you found a way to be up and dancing the whole time.

I remember you asking me how things were going with my life and assuring me things will be fine when I told you they could be better.

You knew how to take time and appreciate the moment, whether it be at a celebration or as a supporting figure for your family.

I think the world could learn something from you, Matt. You lived life knowing what was most important to you and what you were willing to give up at any moment to not compromise those values. And that’s how we all should live.

You’re my cousin, my family, and I love you. You will forever be in my memory.

Stephanie Secor

July 7, 2020

We had a ton of laughs growing up and certainly did some crazy things together. I’m praying for your family, always...till we meet again Matthew May you Rest In Peace

Tina Miller

July 7, 2020

Matthew, I will always remember you having a great time at Joseph's wedding. I really enjoyed sharing comments about what you saw in your cross country travels. Cousin, I am so sorry that you couldn't complete this new phase in your life. Family gatherings won't be the same. I know you will be there in spirit and you will not be forgotten. No matter how painful your passing is to all of us, I can't imagine what your parents and your brother are feeling. Watch over them. Be Amelia's guardian angel. All my love, Tina

Pam Olah-Brennan

July 7, 2020

Matthew I will forever treasure the conversations we had in St. Augustine. Matthew I remember when you were a baby. You will forever have a special place in my heart. To all of you...I am so so sorry!

Anthony Rao

July 7, 2020

Matt, there are so many memories that you gave me/us. Can I start when you were born, maybe when you met Aunt Peggy for the first time? I can go on and on. It all seems like yesterday. Your sudden departure has been a painful loss to all of us. You and "the cousins" had such a great group and kept so tight. You will be missed. Love You. Anthony and Peggy.


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