Matthew P. Renaghan

July 6, 1946 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old


Matthew P. Renaghan born July 6, 1946 in Lynn, MA passed away peacefully on January 14, 2024 at Avow Hospice in Naples FL due to complications of medical conditions. Pre deceased by his parents, Gladys (Loring) and Albert Renaghan of Duxbury, he leaves his loving wife of 42 years, Denise (Krol) Renaghan, his sister, Maureen Ziko and late husband Peter of Duxbury, his brother, Peter Renaghan and wife Betsy of Falmouth, his brother-in law David Krol and wife Janet of Norwood, his sister-in-law Joanne Baker and
husband Danny of Lakeville, brotherin-law Joseph Krol (deceased) and wife Laureen of East Sandwich, Donna Krol of Canton, Debra Barrett and husband John Barrett (deceased) of Wrentham, Linda McCarthy and husband Harold of Tewksbury. He is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and many close friends. “Uncle Mat” is fondly remembered for his fun-loving and generous spirit. His sense of humor was forever present and brought a smile to your lips and a twinkle to his eye.

He attended Lynn Classical, graduated Duxbury High School, proudly served in the US Air Force, earned
his Bachelor Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from UMass Amherst. He was a banquet chef at the Sheraton Boston, embarked on a great career and friendships at Howard Johnson Company, commenced his entrepreneurship with Matt Garrett’s Restaurants, Lightships Boston, Sports Depot Allston and Captain Fishbones Quincy. He dedicated himself to the restaurant business; building out facilities, creating concepts and menus, perfecting recipes and processes in order to provide consistency and quality to his patrons, always training and mentoring his team to ensure their successes with simple and common sense technique.

His restaurant “family” ebbed and flowed like the tide and he was grateful for all the relationships over the years from Boston, to Brazil to Haiti and back with the culmination of his career at Marina Bay bringing him back to his passion for boating and spending time with family and friends on the docks in MA, RI and FL.

He enjoyed all his friends in Florida, new and old, loved all the culinary experiences, boating, riding his bike, the warm weather and especially, no snow!

Services arranged by Fuller East
Funeral Home ( will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 11AM, St. Finbarr Church, 13520 Tamiami Trail, East Naples, Fl.

A Memorial Celebration will be held on July 6, 2024 in Massachusetts.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA( in memory of Sgt Matthew P. Renaghan, US Air Force


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