It was impossible to stay angry with Matt. He’d bat his pretty blue eyes and laughter would ensue. He was the family funny man, a charmer, and a flirt. Music was in his bones; Matt played guitar and piano and sang without ever having a lesson. Acting also came as a natural talent, perhaps from watching his favorite actors, Rodney Dangerfield, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler and Jim Carey. He’d memorized every line from every movie; when he watched his favorite scenes he’d beat the actors to the punch. And he was the consummate acting professional: once, while in a play with his step dad, Matt never broke character for a second when his dad’s wig shifted and he lost a sandal. He also kept busy with his own business, MATT A MAN, doing handy man services.
He is survived by his mother, Chyrll Kosel; his daughter, Alexa (Lexi); a brother, Nathan Kosel; sisters, Heather Kearney, Megan Sheppard, and Maryssa Kearney; a grandfather, Donald Feldman; many aunts and uncles; 8 nieces and nephews; many cousins; his God parents, Andrew Feldman and Stacey Milligan; and his God-daughter, Savannah. He was pre-deceased by his father, Gerald Kearney, Jr. and step-dad, Tom Kosel.
Come celebrate 31 great years Monday, November 19 at The Lord’s Vineyard, 190 Lambs Rd, Sewell from 10 am with a service at 11 am. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Williamstown.