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My condolences to my cousins, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Uncle Matt was an amazing man. He was so funny, so full of life and so intelligent. My sister and I visited he and Korki several times and we had so much fun every time. He always planned something special for us, and we never laughed so hard. He had that twinkle in his eyes and that laugh that just let you know he was up to something!!! I have so many good memories that still make me smile. I love you Uncle Matt, and I'm so glad I got to see you in June and tell you. You will be missed. ❤💔❤💔
Captain Matthew Ott, USN, Ret.
Captain Matthew James Ott, USN, Ret., quietly passed away on August 10, 2022.
Born on October 26, 1931, to Genevieve and Bernard Ott of Holyoke Massachusetts, Captain Ott was predeceased by his brother Bernard and sister Margaret, as well as by his children Lorie and Julie. He leaves behind his sister Claire Regina Rigali of Holyoke, and children, Deborah, Karen, Abby, Matthew, Mike, Casey, as well as 27 grandchildren.
Matt was born and raised in Holyoke Massachusetts where he attended Sacred Heart High School and went on to graduate from St. Anselm's College, Manchester, NH. He married his high school sweetheart, Abigail Benson Greaves, mother to their eight children.
Matt served in the United States Navy for 22 years advancing to the rank of captain. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, National Defense Service, and Vietnam Service Medal. Matt divorced and was married to Adeline (aka Korki), who passed away last year.
Captain Ott retired from the Navy in 1975 to pursue commercial ventures in the automotive industry. He served as president of The Parts House, a Florida-based auto parts supplier. In his 20 years at The Parts House, he took it from a small operation to a multi-million dollar enterprise. When he retired Matt moved to Amelia Island, Florida where he enjoyed his talent at golf and served as the newsletter editor for the Amelia Island Plantation Men’s Golf Association. Matt was a devout Catholic.
Matt spent the last three years of his life at Fleet Landing where the expert staff took great care of him. He will be sorely missed by many who knew him and all who enjoyed his extraordinary sense of humor and kindness.
The requiem mass will be held at 11am on August 31, 2022, at Saint Michaels Catholic Church, 201 N. 4th St., Fernandina Beach, Florida. The mass will be followed by procession to Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, Florida, with burial, including military