In Memory of Matthews Hurley, M.D.

Dear Doctors Council members, colleagues, and friends:

It is with the deepest of regrets and profound sadness that we inform you that Matthews Hurley, M.D. has passed away.  Matt was a wonderful, kind, caring and giving person greatly admired and respected by all those who had the privilege of knowing him- be it community members, patients, his colleagues and co-workers and fellow Doctors Council members.  Matt was a loving father, husband and son, a dedicated physician and an active and strong member of our union. He will be deeply missed. We know you join us in expressing our sorrow and condolences to his family and friends. Matt will be missed but we will carry on in his memory and spirit, or as he would say, fighting on righteous issues.

At the request of Dr. Matthews Hurley’s family we pass along this information on when services will be.

There will be a memorial mass on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Angels, located at 7320 4th Avenue in Brooklyn (Bay Ridge), New York 11209 (between 73rd and 74th Streets).  After the mass, there will be a repast, reflections and luncheon in the cafeteria.  Our Lady of Angels phone number is 718-836-7200 and the website is

Please forward this information to anyone who knew Dr. Hurley or who you think would like to attend the services.

Please keep Matt’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers as we all continue to reflect on this loss and what Matt meant to all of us.  Dr. Hurley’s life touched and inspired so many, whether through his tireless giving of himself, his humble nature, being an excellent physician beloved by his patients and the community as well as respected by his peers at Harlem Hospital, a teacher of the next generation of doctors, an advocate for the public hospital system, healthcare for all and social justice issues, a staunch supporter of worker and union rights through Doctors Council SEIU and on and on.  As our 1st Vice President Matt strived to bring a voice for quality care and doctor input.  Matt loved family, friends, fishing and carpentry.  He built many bridges amongst each of us that will last as we carry on in his memory for what he stood for and what his life was about.

Dr. Frank Proscia and Kevin Collins

10 Comments on “In Memory of Matthews Hurley, M.D.

  1. So sad to lose Matt who was one of the very good ones, a wonderful person. But his memory and inspiration will live on. My thoughts are with his family and many friends.

  2. My deepest sympathy to his family, I worked with him at the Harlem out patient clinic,he was a hard working Doctor and dedicated to his patients ,he was very pleasant to work with and always had time to answers any questions .Dr Hurley we will miss you.

  3. Dr Hurley was very special to me we worked together and he was my Dr. Always listened to me and cared. I saw him 4 days before he left us and I had to tell him in front of other co-workers how he was the best Dr.harlem has. It’s like letting him know he was appreciated before he left
    My Dr. Hurley he was very compassionate with me as I went thru my daughters cancer I will never forget him

  4. Dr. Hurley was an extraordinary physician and colleague. He will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to his family, Harlem Hospital Center and the Harlem Community. Rest In Him Dr. Hurley.

  5. We must honor and recognize Dr . Matthew Hurley for all he has done in a community I pray and Hope that at his time of his transformation he moved peacefully through the darkness into the light of change

  6. We must honor and recognize Dr . Matthew Hurley for all he has done in a community I pray and Hope that at his time of his transformation he moved peacefully through the darkness into the light of change

  7. Dr. Hurley always wanted to become a Physician and serve the community. My deepest sympathy to his family. I have not had contact with him in many years, however, my many memories of the years spent with him and his family will always be in my thoughts. I will never forget him and the good times that we shared.

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