Matthew James Robertson

Matthew James Robertson passed away at the age of 30 on Monday, June 6th, 2022.

Visiting will be Sunday from 4-8pm at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Family and friends wishing to attend the visitation virtually may do so by clicking the following link at any time during the visiting hours Robertson Visitation  Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 11am at St. Clare’s Church, Paulding and Rhinelander Avenues, Bronx. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale. In lieu of flowers, you may want to consider donating on GoFundMe to help Gracie and their baby. Any and all contributions are welcome and appreciated. Thank you for your generosity and prayers. Contributions in Memory of Matthew James Robertson

He is survived by his wife Graziella, his baby-to-be, parents Tommie and Cathy Robertson, brother and sister-in-law Scott and Jenna Robertson, grandmother Patsy Brewer, Nonno Angelo and Nonna Maria Silvestri, father-in-law and godparent Peter Fragale, mother-in-law and godparent Cristina Fragale, sister-in-laws Angela, AnnaRose and Gianna Fragale, brother-in-law John Fragale, nephew William Robertson and niece Blaire Robertson. Matt is also survived by his Uncle Tim and Aunt Julie Robertson, Uncle Steve and Aunt Teresa Robertson, Aunt Teresa and Uncle Jim Lamb, Uncle Ted and Aunt Sarah Brewer, Aunt Amy Neal, Aunt Silvana and Uncle Rocco Zambrano, Aunt Madeline and Uncle Mohammad Joudah, Aunt Francine and Uncle Nicky DiGaudio, and cousins Eric and Alli Lamb, Aaron and Tiffany Robertson, Kyle Robertson, Stacie and Brian Jung, Kelly Lamb, Michelle and Alex Alonso, Haley Neal, Burton Brewer, Ahmed Joudah, Briana Zambrano, Joseph Joudah, GraceAnn DiGaudio, Frank Zambrano, Angelo Joudah and Frankie DiGaudio.

Matt was a beloved son, husband, brother, uncle, nephew, grandson, cousin, friend and colleague. He cherished his relationships with his best friends in Nebraska, his cousins, his Morningside friends, and his colleagues at H&A Media, AAA and Criteo. In November of 2021, he was inspired to start RCIA and was happily baptized in April at St. Mary’s Church in East Islip. Matt had the biggest heart, and kept room for so much in his life. He loved traveling, meeting new people, watching fireworks, playing disc golf, Schmigos, bourbon and the finer things in life. Anytime he was dealing a hand of Texas hold em, you could expect him to say “remember to tip your dealer!”. He loved playing the drums and was fondly called “Matty Sticks” in the Fragale Family band. He took pride in his home on Long Island and always had a project that he was working on to beautify his home. His passion for graphic design manifested in the creation of his company Nimbl Media, though he designed logos and prints for his family and friends pro-bono. He loved the band Rebelution and proudly attended over 10 concerts. It was common to find him watching college football, his Huskers, drinking espresso, making orange cookies, snuggling up to his puppies Toby and Oliver, forcing Gracie to play marbles, or facetiming his two favorite babies (his ring bearer and flower girl), William and Brooklyn.  Everyone that was lucky enough to meet him was instantly captivated by his charm. No one more so than Grace, when fate brought Matt from Nebraska to New York in October of 2018. His love for Grace was tremendous, and he instantly bought into the Italian New York culture. He would do anything for her family, and was always one call away for any of his siblings. He was the most romantic partner, surprising Gracie with 10 handwritten notes and white roses as she got ready on their wedding day.  After their wedding on September 5th, 2021, they gave us the best gift of all, a new bundle of joy arriving July 2022.

Matthew was officially diagnosed with epithelioid angiosarcoma, a highly aggressive and rare cancer targeting his blood vessels. It took him from us too quickly, exactly three weeks after his first trip to the ER.

St. Matthew, pray for us.




  1. Sally and Joe Veltri on June 7, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    You were a part of our family for such a short time, yet your presence will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace, Matt. Watch over Gracie and your baby.

  2. mario santomassimo on June 7, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    I will always love you Matt. I will miss standing on a chair so I could look you in the eye a give you a big kiss on the cheek.

  3. Steve DeMartis and Laura Knipl on June 7, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fragale and Robertson families at this very difficult time. We pray for God to give everyone the love and strength to carry on and to be there for Grace and her baby. Rest in heavenly peace Matt and forever watch over your family.

    • Kathleen Olsufka on June 9, 2022 at 4:31 am

      My heart hurts. I am so sorry, Gracie. I am praying for you and your family, and Tom and Cathy and family. It’s hard to understand why. Matty was one of a kind, a beautiful soul. We all loved him. May the perpetual light shine upon him. All my thoughts and prayers, Kat Olsufka-Dahlke

  4. Denise and Robert Maietta on June 8, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Our deepest condolences to Grace and the families. We will keep you in our prayers.

  5. Maurizio Di Nuovo and family. on June 8, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    My sincere condolences to Grace and to all the family from Di Nuovo (Vicenza) family.
    Le piu sincere condoglianze a Grace e a tutta la famiglia dalla famiglia Di Nuovo (Vicenza).

  6. Elissa & Tom DiPasquale on June 8, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    We love you Matt. Your impact on us all is immeasurable. Our love to the Robertson family and Fragale family, especially Gracie and Baby Robertson. Our families will never be the same. Matt, please watch over us.

  7. Sherry Henderson on June 8, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    To the Fragale and Robertson families during this difficult time, please accept my deepest condolences over the loss of Matt. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Shaline Udai on June 8, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the Fragale and Robertson families. Praying that God provides you all with comfort during this incredibly difficult time.

  9. Mary LoChiano on June 8, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    My most heartfelt sympathies to the families and to Tom Robertson, a fellow Ameritas associate.

  10. Louise and Dennis DeLucia on June 8, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Grace the Fragale and Robertson Families. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. xoxoxo

  11. Bev Conroy on June 9, 2022 at 2:52 am

    Tom and Cathy
    My heart is heavy for you on this rollercoaster what life and loss of a child must feel like. There are NO words to comfort you that describe what you must be going through. Thank God that he was blessed to have you-wonderful parents, his brother, wife, and his child coming into your family. Prayers to you all that you continue to keep the memories you have with Matt fresh and share his legacy with your grandchildren. Virtual hugs.

  12. Beckie Tuttle on June 9, 2022 at 8:34 am

    Cathy, I’m so sorry for this devastating loss. He was a wonderful person.

  13. Theodore Meinheit on June 9, 2022 at 11:28 am

    In memory of Matthew Robertson, we extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Grace, baby Robertson, Tommy and Cathy Robertson, Matthew’s siblings, Peter and Cristina Fragale and each and every one who knew and loved him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and we will remember you all in the days to come. May God Himself comfort each one of you. And may Matthew’s dear memory live on and become sweeter each day.
    In God’s love…Ted and Janny Meinheit, Nebraska. (Matthew’s second cousins)
    Bill and Cathy Meinheit, AZ
    LuAnn Meinheit Moon, MO
    Mary and Stephen Deger, Nebraska

  14. John Walker on June 9, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Cathy/Tom/Grace and family – on behalf of myself, Mary and the Nebraska Soccer players, coaches and managers, I want to express how deeply sorry we all are to hear of Matt’s passing. I remember him always with a smile on his face and willing to lend a hand as a teenager when he was around the soccer office or at soccer camp. His kindness and friendliness were always there for all to see. As a grew older, the smile and kindness never left him.
    We are thinking and praying for all of you during this time.
    John Walker

  15. Linda and Roger Hart on June 9, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    The story absolutely breaks my heart and takes my breath away. The depth of your grief must be a measurable. May knowing Matt is now in God’s presence give your strength . Please know that we will pray for your family.

  16. Deiana-Lauri family from Rome-Italy on June 11, 2022 at 9:51 am

    It was with great regret that we learned of Matthew’s untimely death. We sadly join the infinite pain of Graziella and of the whole Fragale-Robertson family to whom we extend our deepest condolences.
    Patrizia Lauri, Giuseppe Deiana, Eugenio Francesco Deiana

    • Charles Landolfo and fanily on June 13, 2022 at 12:29 am

      Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fragale and Robertson families at this very difficult time. We pray for God to give everyone the love and strength to carry on and to be there for Grace and her baby. RIP

  17. Al and Pat Taft on June 12, 2022 at 11:45 am

    Tom and Cathy, we were so sorry to hear of Matthew’s passing… are in our thoughts…from the heart…Al and Pat Taft

  18. Dean Sitzmann on June 12, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Tom, Cathy, Scott and family, you our deepest sympathy on your loss of Matt.
    Sincerely, Dean Sitzmann family

  19. Charlene Simpson on June 13, 2022 at 10:29 am

    Cathy, I did not have the pleasure of meeting Matt, however, knowing you as his mom, I know he was a wonderful son and man. I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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