Ryan J. 'Ry' Matthews
Avid Body Builder, Devoted Brother
LOWELL Ryan J. Matthews, 30, of Dracut, died unexpectedly Monday, February 6, 2012 at Lowell General Hospital.
Born November 18, 1981, in Worcester, he was a son of the late Frederick W., and the late Sharon (Welch) Matthews, attended the local schools, and graduated from Dracut High School with the Class of 1999.
Ryan resided in Dracut, and was a communicant of Ste. Marguerite D'Youville Parish in Dracut. Ryan had a passion for bodybuilding, working at Flex-Appeal, helping all his friends get everything they would need to get fit and healthy. He aspired one day to open and own his own gym. He was also employed at Brothers Sports Bar, as well as installing tile floors and working as an auto mechanic. Ryan also enjoyed motorcycles, cars, saltwater fish tanks, his dogs, Rocky and Juice, and especially spending time with his friends whom he would do anything for.
Ryan is survived by his brother, Timmy Matthews of Dracut; his girlfriend, Katrina Lebel of Dracut; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS FROM 2 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9. ON FRIDAY, HIS FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 8 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL (978 OR 800) 458-6816. HIS FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT STE. MARGUERITE D'YOUVILLE PARISH IN DRACUT AT 9 A.M.. BURIAL IN ST. PATRICK CEMETERY. CONTRIBUTIONS IN HIS NAME MAY BE MADE TO THE FAMILY AT HIS BENEFIT FUNDRAISER SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012 AT BROTHER'S SPORTS BAR, 101 BROADWAY ROAD, DRACUT, MA 01826. PLEASE VISIT WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM TO SEND THE FAMILY AN E-CONDOLENCE.