Matthew E. Prince

Tue, 04/05/2022 - 11:45am

Matthew Elbert Prince, 38, of Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor died March 31, 2022 at home.

He was born Dec. 7, 1983 in Charleston, West Virginia to William and Candice (Howard) Prince. Matthew was educated in South Charleston and Sissonville,West Virginia area schools and graduated from Sissonville High School in 2001 with High Honors.

Matt was active in his middle school and high school band, playing trumpet, baritone, and tuba. He was selected to represent Sissonville High School in All County and All State Band Concerts. He was also active in Choral and Show Choir groups in high school, and represented the high school in the West Virginia All-State Chorus Concert.

Matt continued his education at Boston University and was a tuba and sousaphone playing member of concert and pep bands. He also attended Marshall University and was employed in West Virginia prior to moving to Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Matthew’s mental and physical health was impacted by severe episodic depression that began when he was a young adult and continued until he died.

Matt enjoyed gaming, hiking and reading. He became an excellent cook as can be attested by many family members. Though often separated by distance, his relationship with his cousins was very important to him. They remember him as smart and talented, with a great sense of humor. His interest in jazz and music in general made for interesting conversations.

Matthew was predeceased by his mother, Candice (Howard) Prince.

He is survived by his father, William Prince of Boothbay Harbor and his brother, David Prince of Charleston, West Virginia.

A service to celebrate Matt’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Hall Funeral Home of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road,Boothbay,Me. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made tothe charity of your choice.

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