July 15, 2022
Sergeant Matthew P. Partyka USMC, twenty-five of Hingham died by suicide on July 3, 2022, onboard Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Born in Springfield, MA, Matthew moved to Hingham in 2000, attending South Elementary, the Middle School and graduating from Hingham High School in 2015. Matthew enjoyed playing baseball and later being a Little League umpire. In high school Matthew was a member of the wrestling team.
Matthew enlisted in the Marine Corps and went to recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina on August 1, 2016. In 2017 he deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The majority of his career was with the 2nd Marine Division, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines onboard Camp Lejeune as an Infantryman.
Sgt. Partyka’s decorations include Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2nd Award).
Matthew is survived by his parents, Gregory and Maureen Partyka, sisters Kathleen Watts and Caroline Partyka, brother-in-law Christopher Watts, and nephews John and Patrick Watts. He also leaves Grandmother Helen McGuire and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends including his Marine Corps brothers and sisters around the country.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 19th from 4pm to 8pm at Resurrection Parish, 1057 Main Street, Hingham, MA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Resurrection Parish on Wednesday, July 20th at 10am followed by interment at St. Paul Cemetery, 114 Hersey Street, Hingham.
A full Military Biography can be found on the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel website at: www.downingchapel.com. The family requests donations in lieu of flowers be made in honor of Sgt. Matthew P. Partyka to any of the charities also found on the Downing Cottage website.
Donations in honor of Sgt. Matthew P. Partyka can be made to the following:
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: www.mcsf.org/donate
Military Friends Foundation 501c3
212 Humphrey Street
Swampscott, MA 01907
The Cpl. Christopher J. Orlando USMC Memorial Scholar Fund
210 Central St.
Hingham, MA 02043
Misson22 – National Veteran Non-Profit Organization
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