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DiRisio, Dr. Matthew J. Ed.D

DiRisio, Dr. Matthew J. Ed.D

Fairport: August 26, 2012. Born February 19, 1941. Predeceased by his parents, Matthew and Antoinette. Survived by wife, Patricia DiRisio (Corona); son, Matthew L. DiRisio; brother, Lawrence P. (Leslie) DiRisio; father-in-law, Bernard Corona; brother-in-law, Marshall (Irene) Corona; nieces, Carly (Michael) Brown, Keating DiRisio, Michele Corona and Katherine Mann; nephews, Jordan DiRisio, Michael (Beth) Corona and Frank Mann; and several DiRisio, Bartolotta, Tiberio and Corona nieces, nephews and cousins.

Matt was a star athlete at Fairport High School, earning several local, county and state honors. After completing his Undergraduate Degree in Education at the State University of New York at Brockport, Matt taught English and History for several years at Burger Junior High School in Rush Henrietta, where he ultimately became the school’s Vice Principal. He went on to serve as the Principal of both Onondaga Central High School and Churchville-Chili Central High School, during which time he also completed his Doctorate in Educational Administration at the University of Rochester. He then served as the Superintendent of Schools of Lyons Central School District, Locust Valley Central School District and Gananda Central School District. In retirement, Matt continued to act as a consultant to school administrators and boards of education, and served as the President of the Board of Education of the Fairport Central School District. Matt’s passions included learning, sports, reading, running and, most importantly, his family and friends. His life was rich, and his impact on all he touched profound. He will be celebrated and missed dearly.

Memorial Service, Friday 11:15 at Assumption Church, Fairport. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Dr. Matthew J. DiRisio Scholarship Fund c/o Dollars for Scholars, Suite 198, 144 Fairport Village Landing, Fairport, New York 14450.


  • Sheila Dunnells Posted September 4, 2012 8:09 pm

    Dr. DiRision hired me at Locust Valley School District as the first School to Work Coordinator for the high school. He was one of those people around whom you instantly feel comfortable. I so enjoyed his sense of humor and quick wit. Mostly, he was loyal. At a time when the union was questioning the coordinator positon, Dr. DrRisio was strong enough to tell them to stop the nonsense.

    When he left, he was followed by a string of incompetant, humorless, and educators who knew nothing about teaching. His moving back up to Freeport was a loss for so many of us.

    He was a great man, and adoring father which showed when he talked about his son, and I am guessing a super husband.

    I am so sorry for your loss; it is too soon for Dr. DiRisio to be gone. He always had so much to contribute.

    With prayers for your sorrow.


  • Saul Presberg Posted September 5, 2012 12:12 am

    I was out of town and just learned about your loss. He was a delightful person and a joy to be with.He certainly will be missed. Saul

  • Michele Posted September 28, 2012 2:21 am

    One of my most favorite people. Who married my beautiful, amazing aunt. He was taken too soon, but may we all remember him and all he gave to everyone. He was a rarity in many ways. He touched my life in so many ways it is indescribable. I miss you Uncle Matt. At least you don’t have to eat that meatloaf anymore!

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