Obituary of Matthew J. Previti
Matthew J. Previti III, age 65 of Egg Harbor Township passed away at Atlantic City Medical Center in Galloway on April 3rd, 2018. Born February 19th, 1953, in Atlantic City, NJ where he lived until 1982, then moving to Egg Harbor Township, NJ. He attended St. Michael’s School and graduated from Holy Spirit High School in 1971. He worked for Fabi Construction of Atlantic City and then worked for the Atlantic County Department of Public Works for 35 years until retiring in 2011. Matt was preceded in death by his father: Matthew J. Previti Jr. and his mother: Vera J. Previti. He is survived by his three sisters: his twin sister; Mary J. Previti of Egg Harbor Township; Margherita P. Price of Ventnor; and Lucille Sheff of Sewell, NJ. Niece: Michele Franco of Egg Harbor Township, Judy Ann (Michael) Boccadoro of Henderson, NV; Nephew: Ryan (Erin) Sheff of Collings Lakes, NJ and a great-niece: Alexandra Franco of Mays Landing, NJ.
Matt was well known and loved by all those who knew him. He was a big guy with a loud bark but had the kindest and sweetest heart anyone could have. At a young age, Matt, his father and nieces enjoyed crabbing at the site they named “Previti’s Point”. It was the best crab and spaghetti dinner around. Matt was a member of the neighborhood ALKI club while living in Atlantic City. He was also a proud coach to his PBA Little League baseball team in Atlantic City. He loved the outdoors and was proud of his work constructing things for his family, especially his landscape of the backyard and pool. Playing his favorite CD of The Beach Boys was also a favorite pastime while relaxing in the backyard for all to hear. Matt’s favorite pleasure was carrying on the tradition of his grandfather in making his brand of homemade wine. He loved his homemade dinners but mostly going out to eat was a favorite. He especially enjoyed the fun and mischievous adventures he had with his cousins while growing up. Matt remained connected with his old buddies throughout the years and had regarded them as a part of his family. He had a sweet tooth, handing down his mother recipes to his niece Michele who continued the traditions of baking all his favorite “Christmas Cookies”. His great-niece was the love of his life who he called his “fish cake” Matt was so very proud of all his family’s accomplishments. His life was taken too soon from us and he will be so sadly missed and always loved by his family.
A viewing will be held on Monday April 9th 2018; at The Church of Saint Katharine Drexel 6075 West Jersey Avenue in Egg Harbor Township from 6 to 8pm. Morning visitation will be on Tuesday April 10th from 10 to 11am. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105-3678. Arrangements made by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, Ventnor – Linwood.