Born in Chicago, Illinois on September 8, 1923 to Matthias J. Feit and Mary Susan (Treinan) Feit.
Beloved brother, uncle, and friend, “Father Matt” passed away at age 95 on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Survived by his sister Mary (Feit) Golden, brother John Feit, many cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Fr. Feit served as a Vicar at St. Gregory Catholic Parish, St. Theresa Catholic Parish and Most Holy Trinity Parish. He served as Founding Pastor at St. James Roman Catholic Parish. He also served as Pastor at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish and St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Parish.
He arrived to the Diocese of Phoenix in 1974 and was incarnated into the Diocese of Phoenix in September of 1977 as a Diocesan Priest, serving from 1977 – 2019. Father Matt retired in 1993.
Lovingly remembered for his beautiful homilies and gentle kindness, Fr. Matt, also a Veteran of World War II, served as a Roman Catholic Priest for over 65 years. He enjoyed spending time and sharing meals with his family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary Prayer at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Burial will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to www.stvincentdepaul.net
Mary Susan Golden
We will all miss him so much! He was a very special, brilliant, talented and yet, always humble. His visits to Chicago were always a special occasion for everyone here. How he made us laugh with his funny stories!
Fr. Edward Vella, CSsR
God bless Fr. Feit! May he rest in the peace of the Most Holy Redeemer!
Heartfelt sympathy Mary and to all your family
Nancy and John
I remember him as recently ordained arriving at our seminary around 1957 or so, as a new professor. Always friendly. May he Rest In Peace.
Fr. Don Kirchner, CSSR
What a privilege and blessing it was to work with this kind and wonderful pastor for five years when he was at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Sun City West. He was truly a Pastor, Shepherd, mentor and wise “father figure” to young and old.
Thank you, Fr. Matt, for your spiritual guidance, focus, calm demeanor, and many memories of your happy “Bing Crosby” style of crooning, and those long walks with a cigar or two!
Mike McGraw and Family.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.
Father was my teacher and guidance counselor. I join his family and friends in prayin for his eternal life.
I served many a Mass with Father Matt when I was a student at St. Gregory’s. Father Matt was one of the kindest and most gentle persons I have ever known. I was deeply saddened when I heard of his passing. May he rest in eternal peace.
Matthias Joseph Feit
God bless you uncle Matt. We know you are with God and at peace.
How truly grateful we are to have wonderful friends and family like you! Your love and support for our family has been very much appreciated during this time of loss.
It is difficult to find words to express how thankful we are for your expressions of love to our family during his truly difficult time.
C. J. “Kit” Ruona
My family & I were parishioners at Saint Theresa while Father Matt Feit was assigned there. He was a very good man & an excellent priest. May he now rest in the eternal peace of our Lord, who Father Feit so faithfully served while he was with us here on earth.
Mary Vawter Curfman
I was just a young lady when he served us at St Gregory’s what a nice priest to have around in my formative years. Wish I had reconnected him in later life. What a wonderful priest, Fr Feit served so well and has been granted his reward in Heaven. Prayers for those left behind.
Greg and Rita Vargo
I wish we could be at the funeral but we are out of town. Fr. Matt was a wonderful priest!
Our beloved uncle could always make us smile, even in sad times. I’m sure he’s making his Danny Kaye funny faces for us from the great beyond.
Rosemary Berns Asa
It’s been a long time since I saw Fr Mathias but I have fond memories of all the times we spent with his grandmother Mary Feit and my grandmother Mary Hardeis Kerz. Rest in peace.
Amy Kay Bertholf
My thoughts and prayers remain with you during this time. I met Father Matt while attending retreats at Mt. Claret. He made The Sacrament of Reconciliation a Grace Filled, God Filled Occasion…Not only was he filled with The Holy Spirit of Christ, but also with a wonderful and gifted sense of humor. He carried Holy Joy and Laughter with him, especially in times when it was needed the most. May he have eternal rest, peace, light, love, and laughter with all the holy angels & saints, and The Lord Jesus Christ!
May God Bless, Keep, and Lift You Up.