I regret to inform you that Matt passed away peacefully in the early morning hours Friday , October 8th, 2021.  He heard all your comments before the end.  Your thoughts and prayers were enormously appreciated.  He will be greatly missed.

His obituary follows:


CONNOLLY, Matthew Thomas, born in Boston May 1, 1939; deceased in Boston
October 8, 2021. Alumnus of Boston College High School, Boston College, and
Boston College Law School where he was a member of the Industrial and Commercial Law Review from 1964-1966. First Lieutenant in United States Marine Corps until October, 1968. Career prosecutor, serving as Deputy District Attorney for Norfolk County. Devoted and dear husband of Maria Wozniuk; extraordinary father of Matthew, Theodore, and Tatiana; exemplary father-in-law of Sharon and John; loving grandfather of Theodore, Corinne, and Matthew. Maintained his sharp intellect and humorous wit to the end; referred to the Obituaries as the Irish Sports Pages. Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday, October 15, at 11 am, at St Ignatius Church, 28 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, to be followed by a luncheon. The family respectfully requests that all attendees be fully vaccinated and wear a mask. Instead of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to the Roxbury Latin School, 101 St. Theresa Avenue, West Roxbury, MA 02132.

15 replies on “Lost A Great One”

  1. Matt:

    My hope is that your family will keep this
    blog open to allow people to continue and
    build on the work you started.
    That is why we are called the Matt Connolly

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  2. This is a tough loss for all that knew Matt. Rest in Peace, Kind Sir. My best to his family and friends. Stay strong.

  3. My condolences to the Connolly family and Matt’s extended family ( all those he touched through his blog). Thank you Matt for creating this blog. Your insights and your pursuit for the truth in the Bulger saga were informative, educational, entertaining, and gripping. May you RIP Matt. Sincerely with love your internet buddy Jerome

  4. My condolences to the Connolly family. I will miss Matt’s blog, his writing, and his community off commenters. We can all keep on Trekking, with Matt’s sterling example as a guide. He has helped show us the way.

  5. My deepest condolences to the Connolly family. I grew up with Matt in the Old Harbor Village housing project. He truly was a wonderful person as were his parents and his siblings. He will be missed by all who knew him. RIP Matt.

  6. I am very sorry to hear this. He was a great resource, chronicler, and the only blogger I ever bothered with. Matt was also, more importantly, a generous soul. I am currently writing a book about Winter Hill’s Joe McDonald (“Joe Mac”), and we corresponded about it a few times. (“He has always been a mystery character to me. I never attempted to find out much about him so I look forward to seeing what you eventually disclose.”) I will be sure to acknowledge him in the book for his many contributions to the research regarding the Boston underworld and for his assistance and support.

  7. Matt was the best chronicler of organized crime in Boston .He was far superior
    to the fakers at the BG who wrote fiction as facts and sold their product to
    a gullible public.Matt told the truth ,particularly about the FBI and their treatment
    of John Connolly.His opinion was worth something. May he now rest in peace.
    Paul Mahoney
    B.C.H. “56”

  8. Sympathy and prayers to entire Connolly family and friends. Matt was a Good,Honest and fair man. He will be missed by many,!

  9. So sorry. Boston born and bred, Matt was one of the finest. A great life of public service and a great loss. My deepest condolences to Matt’s family.

  10. My sincere condolences to his dear family, his brothers and sisters, and his lifelong friends. Lost a great one, indeed. Requiescat in pace.

  11. I’m so sorry. I hope his friends and family can keep all of their best memories alive and in their hearts.

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