Mathew M. Troy, age 32

of Dorchester

Mathew M. Troy, age 32

Dorchester – Mathew M. Troy, Boston Fire Department, age 32, of Dorchester, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 12, 2024 surrounded by his loving family and friends after a courageous battle with Cholangiocarcinoma.

Mat led a full and vibrant life with his family and friends at the heart of it all. He was the beloved husband of Rachel (Lucier) Troy, their relationship spanning over a decade of love and companionship. Together they shared a golden retriever Ralphie, who was always a bright light for Mat. He was the devoted son of Paul and Desiree (Mattia) Troy. Loving brother of Sarah and Emily Troy. Doting grandson of Catherine Mattia of N.C. Adored son-in-law of John and Lori Lucier, and brother-in-law of Dominique Lucier and her fiancé Mike Gendreau. Mat is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Mat was raised in Quincy, a place he always felt a strong connection to. After graduating from Quincy High School, Class of 2010 Mat enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. His specialty was as a machine gunner and he received the National Defense Service Medal and Rifle Sharpshooter Badge. He was so proud to serve his country and forever grateful for the experiences and friendships he made through the Marine Corps. While enlisted Mat also worked alongside his father for their family company “Troy and Son,” which ignited his entrepreneurial spirit that led him to start his own waste removal company. He then fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a Boston firefighter. He was assigned to Engine 10, “The Big House,” as a Special Operations and Technical Rescue firefighter. He was so proud to be a member of the Boston Fire Department. His career was one dedicated to bravery, selflessness, and protecting others.

Mat was the epitome of “city kid,” with his strong Boston accent, Irish pride, and passion for Boston sports. Mat had ties to Ireland, being a dual citizen. He was so proud to have family roots in Ireland and had many fond memories of spending summers with his extended family in Ardmore. Mat enjoyed watching Boston sporting events with friends. Attending Super Bowls with his fellow firefighters and even witnessing the Patriots 2019 victory, were moments he treasured dearly. Mat also loved playing hockey, a sport he played throughout his childhood and continued to play on various Boston Fire teams.

Mat valued his friendships deeply, considering them an essential part of his life. He had a way of quickly connecting with people and was able to make a friend anywhere he went. His warm heart, sense of humor, infectious laugh, and generosity made it so easy to love him. Whether you were a part of his close knit brotherhood or just an acquaintance, Mat loved you just the same.

In his free time, Mat loved traveling, golfing, adventuring with his dog, and being outdoors. Although he had hoped to travel more, Mat made his mark on many states and countries alongside his wife. Spending time at the beach became his place of healing. Days spent at the beach in Martha’s Vineyard with Rachel and Ralphie was “his happy place.”

The Troy Family is immensely grateful for everyone at Mass General Hospital who cared for Mat, especially those in the GI Cancer Center, Endoscopy Department, and the nurses of Lunder 9. The comfort and support that Father John Unni and Mother Olga gifted Mat and our families will be cherished forever.

Mat will be dearly missed everyday, but will continue to be loved here on earth as well as in heaven.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock Street, North Quincy, on Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton, on Friday, June 21, from 3 – 7 p.m. Interment, with military honors, at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mathew’s memory may be made to The Bardeesy Lab at Mass General Cancer Center (Attn: Haley Ellis), 185 Cambridge St, CPZN 4216, Boston, MA 02114 or the Boston Fire Cancer Foundation, 173 Train Street, Dorchester, MA 02122.


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  • I love you always troy

  • Since condolence to Paul desiree racheal Emily and Sara and all matt extended family in Boston and Ireland. To his firefighters colleagues our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace 🙏

  • Dear Paul, Desiree,Sarah,Emily, Rachel and all the extended family , we are absolutely heartbroken to hear of Mat’s passing 💔 😢 may his gentle soul rest in peace 🙏 sending love and hugs to you all xxx

  • Deepest sympathies to Paul, Desiree, Rachel, Sarah, Emily, all the Troy family in Ireland, and all of Matt’s colleagues. Rest in peace Matt, 🙏😇.
    Anne and Harry Ross, Youghal Co. Cork ,Ireland 🇮🇪

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Such a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with the Troy family and all his relatives and close friends. Again such a good man. RIP.

  • Sorry to all Troy family and his wife may Matt rip fight is over now .watch over your family .🙏🙏🙏🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪❤️❤️

  • Love you brother. Taken far too young. Rest in peace.

  • I am sincerely sorry for your loss


  • Sarah, Paul, Desiree, Emily, & Rachel… I’m so sorry for your loss. I Have no words; except How sorry I am for such a Loss, Sending all my Thoughts & Prayers xo

  • Sincere condolences to Matt’s family. May he rest in eternal peace. 🕊️

  • Sincere Condolences to Matt’s family. May he rest in eternal 🕊️ My son, Alex, and Matt went to high school together.
    Much love from Alex, Cosmin & Melinda Marculetiu

  • Condolences to Paul and Desiree ,Sarah and Emily and Rachel, our thoughts and prayers are with you.God bless Mat he’s at rest now.🙏

  • Paulie, Desiree, Sarah, Emily, Rachel and all the extended Troy family. So deeply sorry to hear of Mat’s passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May Mat rest in peace. Eithne (Hickey), Brian, Sadie and James x

  • Beannacht Dé Lena anam, may he rest in peace🙏

  • Condolences to Paul, Desiree, Sarah, Emily and Rachel and all the extended families in Boston and Ireland on this extremely difficult time. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

  • Desiree, Paulie, Sarah,Emily, Rachel and all the Troy Family You are in our thoughts and Prayers at this very sad and difficult time. Heartbreaking that Mat has been taken from you at such a young age.
    May Mat’s Young and gentle soul Rest in peace.

  • Even though we never met in person, we shared a strong connection thru our diagnoses. What I know about this wonderful man is that he loved his family and Rachel and would have given anything for another healthy day with them. Forever in our hearts Mat.

  • Very sad news about Matt not the call I wanted to get from Paul but he is at peace now such a lovely young man we had met several times in Boston and Ardmore always happy out our condolences to his lovely wife and all his family and friends Matt may you get the best bed in heaven Matt may you sleep well with the angles you will be missed so much rip

  • Sincere condolences to you all at this very sad are in our thoughts RIP Matt

  • Condolences to all the Troy family in America and Ireland may Matt rest in peace we are thinking of ye all❤️

  • Condolences to the troy family mats wife and extended in peace mat you will be missed , always a gentle man and friend ,rest in peace mat….

  • Sincere sympathy to you Paul and all your family in America and all the Troy family here in Ireland on the sad passing of Mat. May he rest in peace. Biddy Kelly née Aherne Youghal

  • Paul and Desiree and family so sorry to hear of Matts passing
    Ar dhéis dé go raibh a anam dilís 🙏🙏🙏

  • Our sincere condolences to Paulie, Desiree, Sarah, Emily and Rachel on the loss of Mat. A true gentleman any time we met him in both Ardmore and Boston. May he rest in peace. Sending love to ye during this hard time.
    Colleen and Aisling Hurley Ardmore.

  • Condolences to Paul, Desiree, Rachel, Sarah and Emily and all extended family in Ireland and USA on the passing of Matt. May Mat rest in peace.

  • We are very sorry to hear the news of the loss of your beautiful son. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. RIP ❤️

  • Our sincere condolences to Paul,Desiree, Rachel, Sarah and Emily, and All the Exended family on the passing of Matt, May he rest in peace, Thing of you all on this sad time
    Martin/Agnes McDonagh and family , Rosscahill ,CoGalway

  • I will always remember your adorable little kid face that was running around every summer as we grew up. I can honestly say that is the way I remember you the most and I think it’s an absolutely adorable memory of you I get to have. Say hi to my dad for me up there. Rest easy. You will be missed.

  • Condolance to Matt wife and all the Troy family . Gone too soon . Rest well Matt. 💙💙💙

  • I only got to “meet” Mat through our common illness, Cholangiocarcinoma. It’s an unfair disease often not caught until late. Mat fought with all he had with the wonderful support of his friends, his family and maybe most of all Rachel. I so wish that we could have met in person and under different circumstances. My sympathy to everyone in Mat’s life. He will be missed but never forgotten.

  • Condolences to Mats wife and all the Troy family in Ireland 🇮🇪 and America 🇺🇸. There are no words I can offer to make things better. May Mats soul Rest in Heavenly Peace

  • Deepest sympathy to Rachel Paul, Des ,Sarah and Emily and all extended Troy families on the loss of Matt . He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Gone to soon will never be forgotten. RIP Matt rest in eternal peace 💔💔🇨🇮🇨🇮

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful son , Paul and Desiree and brother to you Sarah and Emily. And to Rachel, your husband. Heaven has gain a wonderful Angel. May Matt rest in peace

  • So very sorry to hear of the passing of Matt. So young to leave this world. Condolence to Paul, Desiree, Sarah, Emily Rachel and all the Troy family. Keeping you all in our prayers. RIP Matt.

  • Condolences to Matt wife his mam and dad his sisters and all the Troy familys in The Bostin and Ireland Matt was taken to soon May Matt Rest In Peace.