In Memory of




Obituary for Matthew R. Magallanes

Matthew R. Magallanes, January 14, 2024. Beloved husband of Jennifer (nee Nieto) and cherished father of Alyssa (Jimmy) Magallanes Alba, Mena Ruiz, Mia Laurel (Oscar Carrillo), Madeline Magallanes and Julianna Magallanes. Adored grandfather of Luna Alba, Mason Carrillo and Elia Alba. Matthew was a devoted brother to Susan Magallanes, Jacqueline (late Edward) Lara and the late Mary (Ramon) Galvan. Matthew was a proud uncle, great uncle and a dear Godfather.
Matthew was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Marie (nee Noceda) Magallanes.

By trade, Matthew was a custom auto painter. He was featured many times in the Low Rider Magazine and also a member. He took great joy in bringing his 1976 Ford Thunderbird to show and enter in many Low Rider competitions and has quite a few trophies to show for his efforts!

Matthew was a Golden Glove Boxer with a love for music. He enjoyed listening to oldies, house music and Rock & Roll. He enjoyed a variety of foods, especially Mexican food, pizza and ricobene, all which were accompanied by a cold coca-cola or RC. Matthew was a Chicago Sports fan, especially favoring the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. He was a great friend to many, and will be missed by all.

Services will be held at Central Chapel 6158 S. Central, Chicago, where family and friends will gather on Friday, January 19, 2024 from 9 to 11 A.m. Funeral Service 11 a.m. at Funeral Home . Burial will follow at Fairmount Willow Hill Memorial Park, Willow Springs, Illinois.

Please visit MATTHEW R. MAGALLANES BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit or Info., 773 581 9000.