Mr. Matthew L. Walker

Mr. Matthew L. Walker


Let us remember with thanksgiving the life of Matthew Lee Walker, 38, who passed away at his apartment on April 13, 2021. Matthew is the son of Rev. Robert and Donna Walker, Darien, CT, and the brother of Robert Brandon Walker, who resides in San Clemente, CA.  

Matthew’s father, Rev Robert Walker, is the Assistant to Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton and serves as pastor of New Canaan UMC in Connecticut.

Matthew, known by his friends as Matt, was born on March 20, 1983 in Dallas, TX. After living in Dallas for less than two years, the Walker family moved to Darien, CT, in 1984. Matthew graduated from Darien High School in 2001 and then entered Green Mountain College for one year. He finished his BA degree at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) in New Haven, CT, in 2008.

After graduating from SCSU, Matthew worked as a substance abuse counselor at Turning Point Foundation in New Haven, CT. He was very proud of his many years of sobriety. In 2017, he founded 2BrosandaTruck LLC, a moving company based in East Haven, CT. This business became highly successful.

Matthew was an avid ice hockey player in high school and continued to referee and coach youth hockey games as an adult. He also loved the outdoors and especially hiking. He had a great smile, keen sense of humor, and a compassionate heart. His Christian faith was at the center of his life and he was passionate about studying the scriptures.

Matthew is also survived by his grandmothers: Eileen P. Walker, Tulsa, OK and Evelyn S. Henry, Atlanta, GA; his aunts and uncles: Patricia Walker, Tulsa; Margaret and Brian Allen, Roanoke, VA; and Millie and Jim Downs, Millidgeville, GA. He also has many loving first and second cousins. His grandfathers, Robert L. Walker and Robert E. Henry, his uncle Robert E. Henry, Jr. and his aunt Helen E. Spence predeceased him.

Arrangements for a service celebrating Matthew’s life are pending.