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Matthew Piccillo

11/28/1956 - 12/12/2021
Service Date: 12/20/2021
Service Time: 3:00 PM
Service Location: First Baptist Church - 10215 N. Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268
Interment: Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park

Matt Piccillo, 65, was born in Jersey City, NJ and passed away in Scottsdale, Arizona, peacefully, with his loved ones by his side, embraced by the Father to hear the words, “well done my good and faithful servant”.

Matt grew up in New Jersey with his parents, Roselyn and Matthew, and older brother Charles.

He grew up fast and wild before giving his life to the Lord.

Matt met the love of his life, Eluisa and they married 2004. Together they welcomed their beloved daughter Gianna.

Matt and his family moved to Mesa, AZ after receiving a calling by the Lord to teach and minister there.

Matt pastored a home church with his wife Eluisa for over a decade. He was a humble and passionate teacher of the Truth who shared wholeheartedly with all those he welcomed into his home and beyond.

He mentored, taught, and guided numerous men through his men’s ministry. “He touched the hearts and restored the faith of countless people.”

Matt had a particular gift for highlighting the strengths instead of the weaknesses of those he ministered to and shepherded.

His favorite versus were Jeremiah 29:11, 2 Timothy 1:7, Philippians 1:6 and Psalm 91.

Matt had an illustrious career in the luxury automobile sales industry, including the last 17 years with Mercedes Benz. He was thankful to have spent the last 7 years as the General Sales Manager of Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale dealership. He often told his wife that it was an honor and a privilege to serve the Theisen Family.

Matt was well-respected in his industry and was instrumental in his dealership continuously
being recognized as Best of the Best by the Mercedes Benz Corporation.

In his free time Matt enjoyed traveling with his family, playing basketball with his daughter Gianna, studying, teaching and sharing the Word of God. He spent time working out in the gym, taking walks, climbing mountains, sunbathing, and swimming.

He truly loved life!

• Man of God
• Man of Integrity
• Noble Man
• Man of Perseverance
• Generous Man
• A Strong Man who understood and valued the priorities of life.

He was preceded in death by his parents Roselyn and Matthew Piccillo. Matt is survived by his wife Eluisa and daughter Gianna as well as his adult children Alicia, Nicole, Joseph, Anthony; as well as many spiritual children and international students, including Zeeshan and Olivia, who love Matt as a father and mentor. As well as his brother Charles, sister Lucia and brother Mario.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



  • You will be missed, good memories of the time you took in the His Little Feet children with Steve and myself, on extremely short notice!!

  • Charlotte Allen Brown

    I am so very very sorry for your loss. I understand the loss of a husband. Also understand your grief and the grief Gianna will feel at losing her father. I will pray for spiritual support for you guys during this difficult time. He is receiving his rewards in heaven but it is hard for you down here on earth. Lean on your loved ones here. All my love and prayers, Charlotte

  • Dad gave me permission to be a part of his beloved family and treated me like his own son, he treated me better than my own father and stood beside me during my hard times but never looked down on me, instead he used to say “Son I am proud of you”, I will miss his words, it meant a lot to me and I took it as a lesson. He always said look up son, there is nothing to be ashamed of. He taught me a lesson in life that family is everything and every human being has a purpose of living. I saw him as my idol and I try everyday to be like him.
    I will miss you Dad!

  • I only met Matt a few times. Although our interaction was brief, his spirit was striking. He and his family brought life and energy to my dear friends, the Barranca family. The friendship and support Matt, Eluisa, and Gianna have given is a true gift. Matt was a light in this world and he will be missed!

  • Matt was such a kind hearted friend that would give you the shirt off his back. An awesome man that I called friend. I could always get a million dollar smile out of him with my worse New York/ Jersey accent. Always had a smile on his face and always the sharpest dressed man I knew. Still hard to believe you’ve graduated from this life to your Heavenly life so soon. We know you are with the Father. I miss you buddy. I am proud to call you my brother in Christ and friend. Thank you Lord for having our paths cross.

  • Yuni Khairunnisa

    I am an international student who is blessed to have him as my house parents. Our meeting was short but it was precious moments for me. From him I learn how you love your family to the fullest. You will always in my prayers. Rest in love Dad.

  • You are so loved by many and truly made a HUGE impact on so many peoples lives. I will never forget your inviting smile, warm hugs and most of all The positive light you brought to me and my families life. Truly the best Leader I’ve ever met! I know you will be with us wherever we go, thank you for everything you did and continue to do. We love you so much! ❤️

  • Michael and Lili Santaniello

    We are so saddened to hear about Matt’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy, and we are all here for you if you need anything at all.
    May all the sweet memories of Matt bring you solace during this time. We hope that all the great moments that you were able to have with him before he passed away brings you comfort.
    Matt was a special person and we will miss him ❤️??

  • It is rare in life that a person comes along and not only touches so many people but changes their life(s). Matt was that person. He changed the trajectory of so many. A heart of gold, bright smile, exuberant laugh and a great sense of humor. Gods grace and favor shined so bright through him that it attracted and blessed so many of those around him. Including me. I love you brother.

  • His passing is one of the saddest things I can remember and a total shock. He did so much for me in just his presence at work. I will truly miss him.

  • My heart is broken,,,, Matt changed my Life,,,, he made my sick Husband Freddy turn to God ,,,, he taught us about Faith , trust and hope in our Lord,,,,, There isn’t another man on earth with the heart and faith he had ,,,, I’m so proud to call him our brother, and Friend,,,, he loved all his children especially Gianna and beautiful Eluisa ,,,, I pray for peace for the entire family,,,,, love you guys so much!!!! I will never forget Mattys beautiful smile and the love he shared with everyone he touched,,,, Rest In Peace Matt ❤️?❤️?❤️

  • The world has lost an incredible life. You will be missed Matt. You’re an awesome dad for Gianna. You’re a wonderful, super kind person we’ve ever met.
    My heart aches to hear this news. My deepest sympathies to Gianna and Eluisa. May you get get through this difficult time, through prayers and the comfort of family and friends.

  • I was very sad to hear about Matt’s passing. My family loved him very much. He always know how to put a smile on someone’s face even when things were not so bright. He will be greatly missed and my love goes out to Eluisa, Gianna and the rest of the family. Unfortunately we are to far to come and pay our respects but please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • My heart truly breaks for Eluisa & Gianna, Matty was truly a genuine amazing person, the way he loved my cousin was amazing, he took my daughter in and changed her life, you will always be in our hearts! Xoxoxo

  • Anthony and Lucia Mitsios

    Matt redfined the word “genuine” to me as when it comes to people. He was a brother in law I admired and respected. He counseled me with sincere truly loving advice. He will be truly missed by me and my wife (his beloved sister in law) .. his memory will be eternal!

  • Hard to get the words out so better to right them. Time after time he made me a better man and I will not stop improving. This isn’t a goodbye we will meet again

  • John Kathy & Alex

    We are deeply saddened about Matt’s passing. We truly blessed to have known Matt, his friendship, smile, and loyalty will always be remembered and will be carried in our hearts forever. Eluisa and Gianna we pray that your beautiful memories bring you both comfort. Matt was a ray of light that we will truly miss. We hope to see you soon. Love and prayers, John, Kathy & Alex

  • Matt was a great man, mentor, manager, and friend. He had a positive impact on my life. He will be missed but never forgotten. Rest In Peace Matt.

  • We’re do I start Matt man I miss you so much my heart is so broken I miss you so much I miss talking to you I miss your cuddles love always your sister

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