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NATICK – Matthew Tyler MacLellan, 31, of Natick, passed away, Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Born in Natick, he was the son of James David and Maria (Vitello) MacLellan of Natick, MA.

Matthew had worked as a journeyman electrician at Mass Electric Construction and Local 103 of Boston the last 11 years.  He loved hockey but most of all he loved making his friends and family laugh.

Matthew gave the gift of life to many through several organ donations.

Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Ryan Alexander MacLellan of Natick, and a sister, Annie Laurie MacLellan of Natick.


Matthew was the beloved nephew of Eileen and Gregg Vitello, Lisa and John Drury, June and Dan Catching, Marylou and Jeff Gagner, Cathy and Chris O’Connell, Al and Carolee MacLellan, John and Pam MacLellan, Robert and Sharon MacLellan, Sharon Daley and Liz Geier. He was adored by all 24 of his first cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents Charles and Elizabeth Vitello, Allan and Catherine MacLellan, and his cousin Michael Vitello.

Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street in Natick Friday, February 24, 2023, at 9 a.m.

Followed by A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford St., Natick, at 10 a.m.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, 180 Pond St., Natick. Visiting hours will be held at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, in natick on Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SamaritansHope.Org or Families for Depression Awareness (

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.