Matthew Shamus Donoghue

June 27, 2023


Matthew Shamus Donoghue, 44, of Watertown, died Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at home.

Matt was born to John J. and Elizabeth A. (Conway) Donoghue and grew up in Worcester.

Matt attended St. John's High School, Worcester State University, Assumption College, and did post-grad studies at Boston University. For the past 15 years, he lived and worked in the Boston area. He specialized in the field of talent acquisition and management, and held Head of Global Recruiting Marketing for Wells Fargo. During his career, Matt was always passionate about the inclusion of people with disabilities and neurodiversity in the workforce.

Matt was a loving and thoughtful son, brother, and friend. His enthusiastic smile and quick wit brightened cherished family holidays and vacations. Matt was the best uncle a kid could have, always picking the most perfect gifts for his beloved nieces and nephew. He enjoyed teaching them the art of pulling pranks on April Fool's Day.

He was an avid Boston sports fan, and often enjoyed watching games with his dear friends.

Besides his parents, he leaves his brother Daniel Donoghue of Worcester; his brother Timothy Donoghue and his wife Shannon of Millbury; and his sister Bridget Wool and her husband John Wool of Holden. He also leaves his nieces and nephew: Finley Donoghue, Maeve and Joe Wool. Matt also leaves many aunts, uncles, and cousins who he loved dearly.

The funeral will be held on Thursday, July 6, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. George’s Church, 38 Brattle St., Worcester. There are no calling hours. Burial will be private.

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Funeral Mass
July 6, 2023

10:00 AM
St. George's Church
38 Brattle Street
Worcester, MA 01606


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