Matthew Dean Ellard, 49, tragically passed away at home April 2, 2019. He was born June 15, 1969, in Ispwich, Mass. Matt loved music, art, history, politics, animals, his friends and his godchildren.

He leaves behind his soulmate of 23 years, his wife Jennifer Philbrick; his brother Rob; his mother Joanne; his many friends; and Jen’s large family, including many nieces and a nephew.

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