Matthew Ralph Spearing, 69, died September 1, 2016, following complications from a long and strong battle with cancer, at a VA hospital in Boston. He was born March 31, 1947, in Bangor, the son of Harry and Vivian (McGarrigle) Spearing.
Shortly after graduating from Bangor High School, Matt joined the Army serving during the Vietnam War in the 198th Light Infantry Brigade. He also was a recipient of the Bronze Star. Matt retired from the Bangor Daily News as a pressman. He enjoyed camping, gardening, and fishing at the Togue Bait Hotel, BBQ and grilling all seasons, rain, snow, hail, tornado, or sunshine. He loved reading, music, and spending time with family and friends. He will be greatly missed and loved by many for his good humor, trouble making pranks at home and work, his love of life, and family, including the love of his life, his wife of 40 years, Cindy, and his newest grandson, Oscar. He also enjoyed time with grandchildren Parker and Alexis and watching them grow up.
In addition to his parents, Matt was predeceased by his 3 brothers, Danny, Mike and Tom Spearing; and his sister-in-law, Karen Cole. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Spearing; sons, Nathaniel, Matthew and Luke Spearing, and Jason Everett; grandsons, Oscar Spearing and Parker Everett; granddaughter, Alexis Everett; and daughter-in-law, Heather Adams.
Services will be private for the family. Family and friends are invited to share memories and condolences at www.BrookingsSmith.com.