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Obituary for Matthew Crosson

January 22, 1973 - December 10, 2017
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 44

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Matthew John Crosson, an English teacher, musician, and longtime resident of Manchester, NH, died unexpectedly at his home on December 10, 2017 at the age of 44.

Matthew is survived by two brothers; his older brother, Andrew Crosson and wife Jennifer; his younger brother, Chad Crosson and wife Jennifer; nephew, Joseph; two nieces, Jamie and Annabelle; two uncles, Al Greenough and Mike Greenough and wife Gayle; aunts, Jackie Greenough, Mary Greenough, and Barbara Arnott; his loyal, furry sidekick, Sally; and extended family and friends.

Matthew was born in North Reading, MA on January 22, 1973 to the late Walter Andrew Crosson and Donna Jean Crosson. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1996 with a degree in English. After earning his bachelor's degree, Matthew proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force as a linguist, serving from 1996 to 2000 with distinction. Following his military career, Matthew graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Master of Education Degree. He became a high school English teacher and taught for several years at Central High School in Manchester, NH and most recently at Alvirne High School in Hudson, NH.

In becoming a teacher, Matthew truly found his calling. Wherever he taught, he quickly became popular with the students, because he understood and valued each one. He would attend their open mic nights, rally them to the championship rounds of quiz bowl, and cheer them on to victory in softball. He encouraged dreams, listened thoughtfully to their viewpoints, and genuinely cared for the young people entrusted to him.

As an avid musician and song writer, he loved playing with other musicians, and he composed multiple albums which received national airplay.

A devoted godfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, Matthew was dedicated to his family. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephew, and they adored him. Every Patriots game would find him at his Uncle Mike's house, cheering the Pats to victory. He loved playing 45s with his family, never letting a partner down. His brothers were his best friends, and he was fiercely loyal to them. To be Matthew's friend meant that you were listened to, encouraged, valued, and loved.

ARRANGEMENTS: His Visitation will be held in the Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester, NH on Sunday, December 17, from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the St. Joseph Cathedral, Pine and Lowell St., Manchester, NH on Tuesday, December 19, at 10:00 A.M. Committal will be held privately at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Matt Crosson Memorial Scholarship Fund to support a graduating senior(s) from Alvirne High School pursuing a career in education by sending a check made out to:

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  • In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Matt Crosson Memorial Scholarship Fund to support a graduating senior(s) from Alvirne High School pursuing a career in education by sending a check made out to:
  • Matt Crosson Memorial Scholarship Fund- Alvirne High School
    200 Derry Rd.
    Hudson, NH 03251

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243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
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