Born in Providence, he was the son of John and Lynn (Steger) Patton. He was the brother of Evan Patton, Joshua Patton and Caley Patton; grandson of Billy L. Patton and the late June (Orr) Patton and Paul and Bette Steger; nephew of Michael Patton, Karin Patton, Kevin Patton-Hock, Bruce Steger, Donna Jelley, Stacey Steger and Jody Johnson.
Matthew was a 2008 graduate of Mt. Hope High School and enlisted in the US Army in August of 2008.
His funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 25th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the George C. Lima Funeral Home 367 High Street. Military Honors will be rendered at 6 p.m.