Matthew J. Spanton, of Kearny formerly of West New York, passed away quietly at his daughters home on August 5, 2018. He was 87. Visiting will be Wednesday from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Mass Thursday 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church and burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Matty served in The U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean war and was a retired doorman from The Plaza Hotel in NYC. He was an usher at St. Cecilias Church and a member of The Knights of Columbus. He was past President of Teddy's Stumble Bums. Husband of the late Nan (Radford). He was the father of Marianne Cardini and Matthew J. Spanton (Wendy). Brother of the late Dorothy Walsh, Peggy Myre and William, Jack, James, Paul and Donald Spanton. Also surviving are his grandchildren Michael (Ashley), Nicole, Melissa and Welby and great grandson Michael Jr..