Matthew “Matt” B. Moody, 33, of Keene, NH., passed unexpectantly on Saturday, December 24, 2022, with the love of his family near.
Matthew was born the son of Laurel A. (Perkins) and Michael W. Moody on May 16, 1989, in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 2007.
After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served his country with distinction and honor At Camp LeJeune Marine Corps Base, Jacksonville, N.C. as a Tilt Rotor Airframe Mechanic, Quality Assurance Rep, Collateral Duty Inspector and Recruiter. He was the recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, 3 Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 star, Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, 2 Global War on Terrorism Service Medals, Humanitarian Medal, Continental Service Medal, 2 Sea Service Deployment Medals, 5 NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan, Certificate of Commendation (Individual Award), Letter of Appreciation, 2 Expert Rifle Qualification Badges. He participated in Operation Enduring Freedom on the U.S.S. Nassau (LHA-4) and other operations. Matt was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant E-5 after 12 years of loyal service.
On August 2, 2013, he married the love of his life, Lauren B. Price. They were married in Jacksonville, N.C. a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. They have been married for nine years.
Upon completion of his military time and returning to Keene Matt was employed by Melanson Construction, Leon’s Auto and CW Express.
Matt had many interests in life. Time was spent, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, motorsports, and watching football. Matt was most happy when he was doing things with his family.
Mr. Moody is survived by his devoted wife, Lauren Moody of Keene. His two sons, Landyn and Matthew and his daughter, Allyson all of Keene. His mother, Laurel Moody of Westmoreland. A grandmother, Rita Minor of Winchester. He is also survived by a sister, Jennifer Kaleel of Knightdale, N.C., his brother, Michael Moody and his wife, Ashley of Keene. His mother-in-law, Alicia Price of Helena, AL., father-in-law, Jeffrey Price of Tuscaloosa, AL., sister-in-law, Heather Contorno of Helena, AL., a brother-in-law, Dylan Price and his wife, Donna of Clanton, AL. In addition, he leaves, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Matt is predeceased by his father, Michael W. Moody who passed on August 9, 2019, grandfathers; Howard Burke Marsh, Walter Moody and William Wescott. His uncle Patrick Moody passed on December 5, 2022.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, from 5 to 8 pm. Military Honors will commence at 6 pm. all in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be sent to Go Fund Me, GOFundme.com under the heading “Moody family in time of need” for the care of his three children.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com