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Mathew J. Shear

Mathew J. Shear, 34, of Fredonia died unexpectedly Monday (Nov. 23, 2020) at home.

He was born Aug. 25, 1986, in Dunkirk, the son of Barbara (Logan) Shear of Fredonia and the late Craig Shear.

Besides his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Madison and Mackenzie Shear; the mother of his children, Katie Halas; two sisters, MaryAnne Carvalho of Clearwater, Fla. and Tricia (Paul) Davis of Forestville; one niece, Brittany Carvalho; and five nephew, Joshua and Kameron Carvalho, Tyler, Paul Jr., and Gage Davis.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.


  • Steve Posted November 29, 2020 11:27 pm

    We love you Matt. (Manor Boyz)

  • Brittany Carvalho Posted November 30, 2020 1:04 am

    He was a great and living uncle who always cared about his family I love you unk

  • Mitch Posted December 6, 2020 11:34 am

    Rest easy, Big Matt! You will truly be missed!

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