SPC. Matthew R. Turcotte

July 23, 1997 - August 23, 2017
Resided in North Smithfield, RI

MATTHEW R. TURCOTTE, (SPC, US Army), 20, was killed accidentally during a combined arms live-fire training exercise at Fort Carson, CO, Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Born in Providence, he was the beloved husband of Megan (Fothergill) Turcotte and the son of Raymond and Liza L. (Rivera) Turcotte. Matthew was a lifelong North Smithfield resident. He was a member of the cross country and football teams, graduating in 2015. After graduating, he joined the Army and was a Specialist assigned to the Army’s 4th Infantry Division and had served in Kosovo. During the two years that he served in the Army, he earned the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, and the NATO Medal. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his sisters, Kayla L. and Paige E. Turcotte, and his nephews Jason, Jr. and Julien Lennox. He was the paternal grandson of Raymond and Sheila (Chisholm) Turcotte; maternal grandson of Gilberto and Liberty (Rosario) Rivera and son-in-law of Diane Fothergill. He was the nephew of Ronald and Alan Turcotte, Donna Caccia, Debra Bellini, Gilbert and Darrell Rivera; and brother in-law of Naomi and Danielle Delannoy and uncle of Emily and Milo. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 10am in The Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul Church, Cathedral Sq., Providence. Burial with military honors will be in the Inman Family Cemetery, Inman Rd., Burrillville. Visitation Friday, 4-7pm in the TUCKER-QUINN Funeral Home, 643 Putnam Pike (Rt. 44), Greenville. In lieu of flowers, donations to gofundme.com/Megan Turcotte, will be appreciated.