Matthew Hanratty

Matthew Hanratty

Matthew Hanratty, age 69 of Southport, (St. James) died Wednesday June 24, 2020 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in New York City on October 18, 1950, the son of the late Thomas and Molly Godfrey Hanratty.

Matt was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Southport, NC and an active member with the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid golfer, a diehard Yankee and Giants fan, and a master Lego builder.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Judy Hanratty; two sons, Matthew Hanratty and his wife, Jennifer of Blacksburg, VA and Raymond Hanratty and his wife, Ariel of Brookline, MA; a sister, Kathleen Kellerhals and husband, Edward of Staten Island, NY; three grandchildren, Emma, Ryan, and Payton.

He was a graduate of Manhattan College, a structural ironworker for 35 years, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday July 2, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5269 Dosher Cutoff Road, Southport, NC 28461.

A Time of Gathering will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday July 1, 2020 at Brunswick Funeral Service, Southport/Oak Island, 3479 Southport Supply Road, Bolivia, NC. We ask everyone to follow CDC/NC guidelines for safety reasons due to covid-19.

Online condolences may be sent to

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society.

Brunswick Funeral Service, Southport/Oak Island Chapel



Matthew Hanratty
Southport/St. James
New York, New York
Sacred Heath Catholic Church
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