Matthew M. "Matty" Terris Obituary

Matthew M.
Matthew M. "Matty" Terris

August 30, 1964 - August 19, 2020
Born in Somerville, New Jersey
Resided in Somerville, New Jersey



Matthew M. “Matty” Terris

55, died August 19, 2020.

Matty was born in Somerville to the late parents Metro and Catherine Terris. He was a lifelong resident of Somerville. Matty was a 1982 graduate of Somerville High School. He graduated from the Somerset County College Police Academy in 1985. Matty was a police officer for the Somerset County Sheriff Office for over 20 years, retiring in 2011. He was a parshioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville. Matty was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Somerset Aerie #2137. He was a master mason of the Raritan Valley Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Somerville Elks Lodge 1068, Raritan Moose, and was a former commander of the son of veterans for the American Legion Post 12. In his spare time, Matty enjoyed learning about history, walking, was an avid golfer, and was a devoted Pittsburgh Steeler football fan. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is predeceased by his brothers James Terris and John Terris.

Surviving are his wife Kristen Rzeczkowski Terris, brother Thomas Terris and wife Susanne, sister Elizabeth Pruess and husband Steve, and Catherine Allen and husband Timothy.

Prayers will be 9:15am Tuesday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville followed by a 10:15am mass at Immacualte Conception Church, Somerville. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Somerville.

Visitation will be 4-8pm Monday at the funeral home.

Donations can be made to Fraternal Order of Eagles, 350 Woodside Ln, Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807. To send condolences, visit




Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Monday, August 24, 2020
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Church
35 Mountain Ave
Somerville, NJ 08876
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
10:15 AM
Immaculate Conception Cemetery
Union Ave
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Tuesday, August 25, 2020


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