Matthew's Story

Matthew was born on September 29, 2011 at Christ Hospital in Jersey City, NJ. He was a ray of sunlight from the moment he arrived and brightened our lives even more everyday with his beautiful smile. He loved to laugh and found humor in everything. As early as 4 weeks old, he was trying to talk, a characteristic he inherited from his Daddy. He loved sleeping on his daddy's chest during father and son bonding time.

On January 3, 2012, Matthew's first day with the babysitter, our world was forever changed when we received the worst phone call of our lives. Matthew did not wake up from his nap. He was rushed to the hospital but it was too late. The cause of death was undetermined and the manner was ruled 'natural'.

Although his time here with us was brief, Matthew touched many lives, including those of his 2 older brothers, 2 older sisters and 2 cousins. We love and miss him dearly.

In loving memory and celebration of our son Matthew, we created The Matthew Angelo Scarpa (MAS) Foundation. The Foundation's goal is to raise awareness for SIDS in our communities as well as establish an academic scholarship to help further the education of young students entering college. The recipients must exhibit high academic achievement, leadership potential, service to the community, and demonstrate a financial need in order to continue their education. Please partner with and help us accomplish these goals through volunteering, donating or just showing up.

Why the MAS Foundation was founded?

The Matthew Angelo Scarpa Foundation "MAS" was founded on June 21, 2012 to provide essential resources to our communities. The organization was founded after our son Matthew passed away suddenly on January 3, 2012. Matthew was an amazing baby who changed our lives forever. In his honor, we would like to help in the educational needs of today's youth by providing educational college scholarships to students in our community.

Photos & Video of Matthew