Matthew R. Balliett, 39, of Ware and formerly of Westborough

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Matthew R. BalliettWare – Matthew R. Balliett, 39, of Ware, formerly of Westborough, passed away July 23, 2018 at Dana Farber in Boston after a brief, but intense battle with cancer.

Born in Anniston, Ala., he was the son of Robert W. and Barbara R. (Prengaman) Balliett of Westborough. Matt graduated from Westborough High School in 1997 and from the University of Rhode Island in 2001, earning a bachelor’s degree in Marine Affairs/Marine Geology.

Matt was currently employed as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in the town of Palmer. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and a hard work ethic. He enjoyed off-roading, fishing, treasure hunting and creating new businesses.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Kayden R. Balliett-Basak; his fiancée, Kelsey M. Basak of Ware; and two brothers, Douglas A. Balliett and Bradley R. Balliett, both of New York City.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, an account for Kayden’s education has been established. Contributions should be made by check payable to Kayden Balliett-Basak and sent to Peter Martin at Wells Fargo Advisors, 287 Turnpike Rd., Suite 250, Westborough, MA 01581.