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Obituary of Matthew James Gesin


Matthew James Gesin, 19, unexpectedly passed away from a brain aneurysm surrounded by loved ones on February 22, 2023. Born January 10, 2004, Matthew is survived by his father, Jonathan D. Gesin, mother, Elizabeth J Nichols (Owen Gilhooley), two siblings, Leah and Jon. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents James and Barbara B. Nichols as well as a loving extended family.

Matthew was a senior at Tully High School and will receive a diploma for the class of 2023. He also worked part-time at the Tully Free Library and The Fairfield Inn. Matthew loved spending time with his siblings and had a special relationship with his grandfather where he would often be running errands around Cortland County having adventures. Matthew loved mapping out road trips to take with his family around New York State while listening to his favorite radio station WINK 106.1 -he loved music! He liked baseball, especially the New York Mets, and enjoyed hiking and swimming.

Special thank you to all of the amazing teachers, therapists, support staff, Early Intervention, Racker, OCM BOCES, Cortland, Homer and Tully Schools and our neighborhood friends who watched out for Matthew throughout the years.

At the family’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. The family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Tully Free Library or racker.org Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, N.Y.


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