Varghese Matt Nalpathanchil

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Varghese "Matt" Nalpathanchil

May 03, 1937 - August 05, 2018

Varghese "Matt" Nalpathanchil, 81, of Meadville, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community.
Matt was born in Alleppey, India on May 3, 1937, a son of the late Thomas and Thresiamma Nalpathanchil.
On December 26, 1971 Matt married Rosy Antony; she survives.
He was a long time member of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, Meadville.
A native of Edathua, Kerala State in India, Matt immigrated to the United States in 1977 and settled in Meadville, PA. A decade later, he proudly became a US citizen along with his wife, Rosy. Both were strong supporters of education; they made sure their children did not miss school, even on the day Matt and Rosy took their naturalization oath. Years later they were just as proud to watch both daughters graduate from college.
Matt was a hard worker and at one time became a business owner when he opened a restaurant. People knew him for his infectious smile and sharp wit. He enjoyed watching sports especially the NBA. He was also a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan despite living in northwest PA where cheering for the Steelers or Browns was more common. His pastimes included fishing and playing pool, a game he loved so much that he turned his dining room into a "pool room".
Matt was also a fighter, surviving a heart attack and stroke 17 years ago.
He leaves behind his wife Rosy of 47 years, daughters Jessie Dimovski (Zoran) of Harrisburg, Lucy Nalpathanchil (Jason Neely) of Suffield, CT, two grandchildren Cormac and Willow, sisters Thresiamma, Rosamma, Annamma, all of India, brother Thomas, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Matt was preceded in death by a brother Xavier and sister Mariamma .
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at STEPHEN P. MIZNER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 404 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE, with Fr Andrew Boyd, Parochial Vicar, officiating.
Matt will be laid to rest in St. Agatha Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his name to American Heart/Stroke Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
Share a memory or condolence at www.miznerfuneralhome.com
Published on August 6, 2018
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Karen Eglinton
Aug 08, 2018
My husband and I were married in January, 1977 and we lived in a second floor apartment on Poplar Street for 3 years. The Nalpathanchil family lived on the first floor! Jessie was a little girl and sometimes she would quietly slip upstairs and appear in our apartment. And soon Lucy was born. After we moved I occasionally saw Matt around Meadville. We reconnected when he was a cashier at what is now Tops. Matt would tell me how the girls were doing and when he was next going to India. Eventually I realized Matt was no longer working at the store and I asked someone where he was and they told me he had had a stroke, which made me sad. I listen to NPR and occasionally a reporter n...amed Lucy Nalpathanchil would report on a news item or feature story and I have always assumed that the reporter was our previous neighbor. I am sorry Matt has passed away.Read more
Bonnie McDaniel
Aug 07, 2018
Our sympathy to your family, I enjoyed working with Matt at the grocery store. Love to the family. God Bless