Matthieu Pellerin

  • Born: November 22, 1971
  • Died: June 7, 2021
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH 03104

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Matthieu George Pellerin, 49, of Manchester passed peacefully on June 7th, 2021 in Hooksett, New Hampshire surrounded by his family as he entered the Field of Dreams.

Matthieu was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on November 22nd, 1971. He is the son of Jean Pellerin and Therese (Maheu) Pellerin. He lived his whole life in Manchester, a Manchester boy through and through. He was a graduate of West High School and later earned a degree from Hesser College in Criminal Justice. Most recently, he very much enjoyed working with the residents at the Transitional Housing Program in Concord who he loved, respected, and always made the best egg sandwiches for.

He enjoyed jamming and playing the drums and was a member of many metal and cover bands. He loved Cape Cod, salsa, aliens, the X-Files, rainy days and snow storms, and was a devoted Boston sports fan, especially of the Red Sox. He built a mini Fenway whiffle ball park in his backyard (Pellway Park), complete with the Green Monster, a foul pole on the roof, and a backstop. He also loved to think outside of the box and his creativity and spirit soared whenever he created competitions, challenges, and riddles for family events like the Christmas games, Easter egg hunts, and Kid Survivor.

He loved the game of baseball—both playing and coaching. As a child, Matt played for Manchester West Little League, Babe Ruth, Pony, Legion, and West High School. As an adult, he founded and pitched for the SNHMABL Black Sox team. He also spent years playing for the Merrimack Dodgers, and loved nothing more than playing in their yearly Labor Day Cape Cod Classic tournaments. One of the highlights of his baseball career was playing with the Nor'Easters in Fort Myers, Florida at the Red Sox Spring Training facility.

In his 30+ years of coaching, Matt coached at Manchester West and North Little League, Hooksett Little League, and the Greater Manchester Pony League at the Pony, Colt, and Palomino levels. He was also honored to be selected to coach many post season and All-Star teams. On Coach Matt's teams, everyone got to pitch. And out of the thousands of batting practice sessions he threw, Justin Horne remains the only kid he ever hit with a pitch.

He is predeceased by his father Jean and his beloved Grandparents George Maheu and Louise (Duplessis) Maheu, and George Pellerin and Yvette (Demers) Pellerin. He continues to watch over his mother Therese (Maheu) Pellerin, his two kids who he loves so much—Alexandra Louise Therese Pellerin and Jaken Matthieu George Pellerin, his flawless granddaughter Oakley Jean, four younger siblings Jennifer Lanteigne, Benjamin Pellerin, Francois Pellerin, and Nicholas Pellerin, his "Scully" Kathleen Abate, her sons that were like his own Julian Abate and Aidan Abate, his ginger pups Grant Hock, many other family members, nieces and nephews, bandmembers, teammates, friends, and the hundreds of kids all across New Hampshire who got to call him Coach Matt. He will be so missed by all who knew him but legends never die. #21 forever the GOAT.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 19th at Pellway Park. Please reach out to family members for the address if you are unsure of the location. Anyone is welcome to stop by or stay all day! In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Matty P Project. More information about this project can be found on our GoFundMe page: https://gofund.me/966a9165


Condolence & Memory Journal

Matt was a huge part of my life for many years as was the entire Pellerin Family. Matt was a kind and giving person and he was always there for those he loved. We had not been in touch for what seemed to be a lifetime but I will always cherish the years that I was fortunate enough to know him and have him in my heart. I offer my deepest thoughts and love to the entire family especially his children and the woman he loved and hope that they are comforted with the knowledge that he is now with The Lord and playing ball everyday and throwing the heat as hard as he can. 7 7 7 21 Matty P. You will always be special to me and I will never forget the time we shared.

Posted by Tana PEerley - Goffstown, NH - Friend   April 18, 2022

To Mr. Ben Pellerin, our most sincere heartfelt condolences for the loss of your brother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Aramark At Arlington ADC - Arlington, VA   June 19, 2021

Therese and family.....our thoughts and prayers to all of you at this difficult time.

Posted by Gerry & Sue Gagne - Goffstown, NH - Classmate   June 17, 2021

therese ,and family ... thoughts and prayers thiking of you ...sorry about your lost martine lehoux

Posted by martine a daigle    June 17, 2021

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Therese,
Please accept my sincere sympathy. I pray for you as you begin your grief journey.

Posted by Diane Lafleur Cheney - Goffstown, NH - Friend   June 17, 2021

Terry, My sincere sympathies on the loss of your son. I graduated with Jean, but you and I were Girl Scouts together. You raised a wonderful man! Muriel (Major) Dubois.

Posted by Muriel Dubois - Friend   June 17, 2021

Matty was like a big brother to me. He always supported me and I will truly miss him. He will always have a place in my ❤ heart!!!! My thoughts and prayers go out to his beautiful kids!! Lots of love to you and the rest of the family!!! Love Holly

Posted by Holly Turcotte - Hooksett, NH - Family Friend   June 16, 2021

Rest In Peace Matty . You were a great teammate and friend. I will miss you very much.
Love you man.
Roberto

Posted by Roberto Diaz - Manchester, NH - Friend   June 16, 2021

I was fortunate to have worked with Matt over the past year and a half. The folks we provide services to held a special place in his heart and we were lucky to have him. We enjoyed that he shared himself and his love for music with us and we will miss his smiling face. Mary Ann Silveria

Posted by Mary Ann Silveria - Coworker   June 16, 2021

I'm so glad I got to know Matty over the years. He was the only kid to make me nervous playing catch since he'd stand just 20 feet away and would still bring the heat. I have great memories with him at the Cape and it was nice he'd always extend the tournament into a vacation. A solid person all around. Love you Matty.

Todd Diggins & Krystin Ward

Posted by Todd Diggins - Portsmouth, NH - Friend   June 15, 2021

I'm so glad I was able to meet and create a friendship with Matty over the years. The only kid who made me nervous playing catch since he'd stand less than 20 feet away and would still bring the heat. I have great memories with him on the Cape and it was nice that he would always extend the tournament into a vacation. Just a solid personal all around. Love you Matty.

Todd Diggins and Krystin Ward

Posted by Todd Diggins - Portsmouth, NH - Friend   June 15, 2021

Matty P was a great teammate with the Dodgers and I always enjoyed the great times on and off the field. He will be missed and forever in our hearts.
Dave Cross wife Jill Cross and kids Alex and Zach Cross.

Posted by Dave Cross - Dunbarton, NH   June 15, 2021


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