July 19, 1930 ~ June 12, 2021

Born in: New York, NY
Resided in: Mount Sinai, NY

Matthew J Cvrlje 90, Died peacefully, amongst his loving Family on June 12, 2021 at home. He was born July 19th 1930, in New York City, the son of Mihovil and Josephine Simonovich.
Matthew Graduated from Chelsea Vocational High School, class of 1948. Following graduation, he served with the US Army, stationed in Germany during the Korean War. After the war, He Married Margaret (Chickie) Dropp in 1956, and they settled in Sunnyside, Queens N.Y. They Recently celebrated 65 years of Marriage in January of 2021.He spent his entire 40 plus year career working for the NY MTA.
In Addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two incredible sisters, Rosie and Anna. Surviving in addition to his wife Margaret (Chickie), are his son Michael and Partner Dee: Daughters Joanne and her Partner Anthony, Peggy and her Husband Gary, Trish and her Partner Jimmy; Nine Grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew, Jenna, Michael, Maria, Steven, Ryan, Devan & Dylan: Five Great Grandchildren, Brielle, Baylie, Gianna, Gabriella & Serena.
A wake service will be held Wednesday June 16th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm @ Branch Funeral Home, 190 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday June 18th @ St Louis de Montfort RC Church @ 11:30 AM.


Visitation: June 16, 2021 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Second Visitation: June 16, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: June 18, 2021 11:30 am

St. Louis de Montfort R.C. Church
75 New York Avenue

Interment: June 18, 2021 1:00 pm

Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.

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  1. Thinking of you, uncle Mike, and may the angels bring you to our maker. Rest in peace, cheryl and Lenny

  2. candleTo the best Father anyone could have asked for. Rest In Peace – Your job is done and you left us with a lifetime of memories.

  3. I thank God for all the blessed years I had with my beloved father. I love you forever Daddy and miss you more than words can express.

  4. candleMiss you Dad ! Thank you for all your guidance and wisdom – you will not be forgotten – I love you !

  5. Dad. Words cannot express how much I miss you You showed us the true meaning of love and family. Rest In Peace daddy.

  6. Poppa. You were truly the best grandfather anyone could ever ask for. I love you and miss you.

  7. candleMr. Cvrlje, its been a sweet journey getting to know you over the past seven years, Michael has shared wonderful stories, rest in peace. A smile will always come to my face when I think about you.

  8. I am so sorry about the passing of Mr. Cvrlje. I have so many fond memories of hanging out at your home with Tricia listening to Boz Scaggs and snacking on Stella D’oro Margherite Cookies. I always felt like I was home and was always welcomed to visit at any time. Rest In Peace Mr. Cvrlje until your family is reunited with you again. My Love and Prayers to the Entire Family especially Mrs. Cvrlje.

  9. Thank you for your dedicated service to our country, family and friends. As your journey on earth come to an end, may your family find comfort in knowing you’re in hands of our lord and your soul will shine bright for all days to come. I salute you Sir, god speed.

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