Matthew B. Mainieri
1977 - 2018
BORN
1977
DIED
2018
FUNERAL HOME
A.W. Carlson Funeral Home
45 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT
Matthew Bradley Mainieri, 41, of Windsor, passed away unexpectedly on September 2, 2018 in Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina. Born in Burlington, VT, raised in Colchester, VT, he lived in Connecticut since 1996 and later became a part time resident of Murrell's Inlet, SC since 2017. He received an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Champlain College and was currently working on receiving a Bachelor's Degree from Charter Oak State College. Sgt. Mainieri was a 20-year veteran of the South Windsor Police Department and was the owner of Connecticut Aerial Imagery, his drone photography and videoing company. He began working as a Community Service Officer in January 1998 and became a Police Officer in May of 1999. During his career, Matthew served as an Officer, Corporal and Sergeant. He served in the Traffic Unit and Criminal Investigations Unit. Matt was member of the regional traffic unit (Metro Traffic Services) and was an accident reconstructionist. He was also an outstanding instructor in many areas including firearms and police motorcycle operation. Matt was a member of the Capitol Region Emergency Services Team (regional Special Weapons and Tactics team) and was skilled at explosive breaching. In recent months, Sgt. Mainieri became heavily involved in starting an Unmanned Aerial System program for the Police Department and obtaining the drone technology to find missing persons and suspects. He was also the recipient of several awards including the department Medal of Valor, Chief's Award, Lifesaving Award and Certificates of Commendation. Sgt. Mainieri spent his off-duty time with friends riding motorcycles, traveling to Vermont and South Carolina. He was a member of the Vermont Wing of the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol; the Colchester Rescue as an Emergency Medical Technician; and was a Harbor Master for Colchester, VT Police Department. Matt leaves behind his mother, Bonnie (Bradley) Mainieri; a sister, Caroline Mainieri; two nephews, Daniel Cousino and Nicholas Chicoine; a niece, Isabella Chicoine; his girlfriend, Erin Jones of South Windsor, CT and countless friends. Matt was predeceased by his father George Mainieri and a sister, Suzan Beatrice. A Memorial Service will be held Friday September 7, 2018 10 AM at The First Cathedral 1151 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, CT. Additional services will be held in Vermont Tuesday (September 11, 2018) 12 noon at Holy Cross Church, 416 Church Road, Colchester, VT with a reception to follow at Regular Veterans Association, 84 Weaver Street, Winooski, VT. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT at the convenience of the family. The Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain is assisting the family with arrangements locally. Please share a memory or note of sympathy with Matt's family at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com
Published by Hartford Courant on Sep. 6, 2018.
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7
Memorial service
10:00a.m.
The First Cathedral
1151 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, CT
Sep
11
Service
12:00p.m.
Holy Cross Church
416 Church Road, Colchester, VT
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Often think of you and family. The sound of motorcycles driving by, lyrics from The Foo Fighters and GNR bring fond memories riding with you and friends. Miss you Matty, see you on the other side.
Jessica Saimininkas
August 31, 2019
Rest in peace
Milagros Charon
August 30, 2019
My deepest condolences to Matt's family, friends, and to the South Windsor Police Department. I remember Matt as a very nice person with integrity.
October 13, 2018
Matt was one of the most remarkable, human beings I've ever had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with. His genuine compassion and incredible, devout devotion, to stride to be a honest, decent individual. My condolences to the Mainieri family. R.I.P.
john hines
September 11, 2018
Ride in Peace Matt.
Aggie Lipinski
Friend
September 10, 2018
My coindolences to the MaInieri Family.
Cookie Manning
September 10, 2018
Bonnie, Caroline & Family,

I am truly saddened by Matt's passing. He was a honorable person and a great friend to all that knew him.
May his wonderful memories help you heal during this difficult time.

Thoughts and prayers are with you all,

Pauline
Pauline K
September 10, 2018
a loved one
September 10, 2018
Caroline and Family,

Our family is so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love you,
The Boivin Family
September 9, 2018
So sorry Caroline and family for your loss. RIP Matt.
Rick and Marilyn
Marilyn/Rick Ward
September 9, 2018
Again, can't express how sorry I am for your loss. Going to miss my "Robocop" neighbor. The sound of that bike will be missed too. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Billie Bourque
September 8, 2018
Rest in peace
Milagros charon
September 8, 2018
My thoughts and prayers go out to bonnie and caroline.and extended family.he was a true hero and deeply will be missed sending lots of hugs
Sheryl Vuley
September 8, 2018
My deepest condolences to the entire family and friends!
Sandy McGregor
September 8, 2018
Matt it was a pleasure to watch you grow from a child into the fine young man you became. We will miss you. May you rest in peace.
Ronald & Linda Garrapy
September 8, 2018
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
September 8, 2018
Caroline and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss of this beautiful Man. So thankful for all Mathew did for society and apparently did so well he was needed elsewhere..
My thoughts for peace and prayers are with you all.
Donna Demag Cross
Donna Cross
September 8, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with Caroline and family.

God Bless
Paul and Jacie Leavitt
September 8, 2018
Matthew,

Condolences from the Bancroft family Farm of South Windsor, CT.

Rest in peace,
Steve Bancroft and Adrienne Brochu
Steve Bancroft
September 7, 2018
Matthew,

My sincere condolences to your immediate, and law enforcement family. Will miss you tremendously.

Farewell for now my friend
Love,
Jessica
Jessica
September 7, 2018
Bonnie, Caroline

I was so devastated to hear of Matt's passing. He was always a strong and determined youngster when I knew him and I was happy to have been in his life until he went to CT. He was always willing to help people when needed. He will be loved and missed by many, but never forgotten. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and yours.

Mary Mainieri,Finnegan
Mary Finnegan
September 7, 2018
Mary Finnegan
September 7, 2018
Mary Mainieri Finnegan
September 7, 2018
Matt was a very special young man. He was always ready to lend a helping hand and had a smile that lit up a room. He will be greatly missed. Thank you for your service Matt. We know you are in heaven with George and Suzan watching over all of us. Love, Everett and Kelly
Everett & Kelly Voorhis
September 6, 2018
Sleep in Peace Sergeant!
September 6, 2018
You will forever be in my thoughts, prayers and heart. I will always smile when I think of you and I am glad I had the privilege to know you.

I send my deepest condolences to your family, friends and the South Windsor PD.

Love,
Nadine McCruden
September 6, 2018
Our sincere sympathies for your loss.
A.W. Carlson Funeral Home
September 6, 2018
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