Services Planned for Matt Gesell, 18

Matt Gesell. Contributed photo

Matt Gesell. Contributed photo

Update: There will be a visitation on Sunday, Nov 17 at Leo P Gallagher & Son Funeral Home at 31 Arch Street in Greenwich from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, Nov 18 at 10:00am at Saint Mary’s Church, 178 Greenwich Avenue.

Matthew C. Gesell  of Greenwich was born on June 17, 2001 and passed away on November 10, 2019, according to Leo P Gallagher & Son Funeral Home.

Matthew was a graduate of the Greenwich High School Class of 2019.

At GHS he was a member of the Outreach Club and helped organize Stress Success and Teen Setbacks events, including one withMTV’s Giovanni Rivera as featured speaker.

In an interview, Matthew spoke about the stress of being a student at Greenwich High School including lack of sleep and academic pressure.

He also participated in the school’s textile fundraiser through Fairco Greentree Recycling that raised money to combat the opioid epidemic.

Matthew was a member of the Tufts University class of 2023.

On Monday the Office of the President at Tufts, Anthony P. Monaco, shared a letter, saying in part, “Originally from Greenwich, Matt joined the Tufts community this fall with aspirations of working in medicine. His instructor and advisor, Matthew Harrington, has shared that Matt was a person with wide interests and intellectual curiosity, especially about science and math. Matt’s friends also remember him as funny, creative, and kind. He will be remembered on our campus for his artistic skills, as well as his intellectual energy and great care for others.”

Matt Gesell. Contributed photo

Matt Gesell. Contributed photo