We are so sad to announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, and rock-star uncle Matt.
Matthew T. Toriello, 34, passed away suddenly at his home in Westfield on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Matt was a lifelong resident of Westfield.
Surviving are his parents, John and Marilyn Toriello; his sisters, Kristen and Suzanne; his brother, John; and 6 nieces and nephews.
We believe Matt would want us to speak truthfully about his passing so that others may see and know they are not alone. Matt battled an addiction to opioids and battled hard. He had recently achieved a major milestone in 9 months sober and we are so proud and grateful for the strength he showed every single day during his recovery. Then one day, very suddenly, he was not strong enough. Matt lost his battle early Sunday morning.
He will be missed today and every day.
Visitation will be at Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Ave., Fanwood on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church, 1600 Rahway Ave., Westfield on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield.
In lieu of flowers, we will be setting up a foundation in Matthew’s name. Details to follow in the next day or two.
We kindly request that you share this with Matthew’s friends - he had so many.
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