The Death of Matthew R. Dalling '11

News Story: November 1, 2010

To donate to the Matthew R. Dalling Irish Cultural Studies Scholarship Fund, CLICK HERE.


Matt Dalling

I regret to inform the Sacred Heart University community of the passing of Matthew Dalling, a senior biology major. Matthew’s untimely death was the result of an auto accident on Sunday morning in his hometown of Oxford, Connecticut. Matthew, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Dalling was also a graduate at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Funeral arrangements are not yet complete and they will be passed along to the University community as soon as they are finalized.

At this time, we ask the entire University community to pray for Matthew, a beloved member of the campus community  and to keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Larry Wielk
Dean of Students


The Matthew R. Dalling Irish Cultural Studies Scholarship Fund has been established to honor Matthew's legacy at Sacred Heart University. Matthew studied abroad at SHU's campus in Dingle, Ireland and developed meaningful friendships with both his fellow SHU students and Dingle residents.  The experience had a profound impact on Matthew's life, and his family has set up this fund to help advance the SHU in Ireland program and assist future students in partaking in this experience which was so important to Matthew. To donate, CLICK HERE.