Mathew Paul Hubert died peacefully on March 28. He was 56.

Born June 5, 1961 in San Jose, Calif., Mat moved to the Vineyard in the early 1980s. He worked as a dry-waller for most of his life.

He loved sailing, The Grateful Dead,  making jewelry and walking sticks.

Mat leaves behind his father Paul Hubert, sisters Cindy Gamarra and Kristi Foster, brother Mark Hubert, niece Danielle Cebron, grandniece Emilee, and grandnephew Julian.

He will be dearly missed by all his friends, near and far, especially his girlfriend, Cherrie Herrick.

A potluck celebration of Mat’s life will be held on Sunday, April 8 at 1 p.m. at the VFW in Oak Bluffs.