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Title: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Matthew on January 13, 2022, 02:25:05 PM
https://www.echovita.com/us/obituaries/ny/richmond-hill/matthew-ohare-13769956

Matthew O'Hare Obituary
Here is Matthew O'Hare’s obituary. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences.
With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Matthew O'Hare (Richmond Hill, New York), who passed away on November 30, 2021 at the age of 40. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Matthew O'Hare to pay them a last tribute.
He was loved and cherished by many people including : his brother Patrick; and his parents, Diana and Jim.
For years he never missed a Latin Mass on Sundays in the City, even during the pandemic.

Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Emile on January 13, 2022, 02:26:18 PM
:pray::pray::pray::facepalm:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Stubborn on January 13, 2022, 02:28:03 PM
:pray::pray::pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: DigitalLogos on January 13, 2022, 02:28:44 PM
:pray::pray::pray::'(
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: SeanJohnson on January 13, 2022, 02:29:48 PM
I had a premonition, given his recent absence.

Any idea what happened?

He was a good egg.

I will miss him.

:pray::facepalm::'(
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: DigitalLogos on January 13, 2022, 02:32:25 PM
I had a premonition, given his recent absence.

Any idea what happened?

He was a good egg.

I will miss him.

:pray::facepalm::'(
Yeah....any idea? His last post here was 11/29, so it must have been sudden...
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: SeanJohnson on January 13, 2022, 02:33:00 PM
Matthew, how did you find out?  Any chance of more info on what happened?
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: crowbar on January 13, 2022, 02:35:51 PM
Very sad to hear this.
Matto was a good man and solid Catholic. He made good contributions to this forum. I'll miss him here. 
:pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Clemens Maria on January 13, 2022, 02:43:41 PM
There's a better obituary here with photos:

https://leofkearns.com/book-of-memories/4794749/OHare-Matthew/index.php

Sorry to hear this.  RIP :pray:

Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: shin on January 13, 2022, 02:45:37 PM
Sigh.

:pray::pray::pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: The Mrs on January 13, 2022, 02:46:25 PM
Matto was very humble and charitable.  I recall a post about his conversion story to Tradition.  It was quite remarkable.  If I remember correctly, he visited an SSPX chapel and saw the Host shine like the sun.  I felt he must have been a very treasured soul for Our Lord to give him that sort of apparition.  In all his years here though, he never gave the impression that he was special in any way.  I will really miss him.

I’ve tried to look up that post in the past but was not successful in finding it.  Maybe someone else will be able to find it.  

RIP, Matto.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Clemens Maria on January 13, 2022, 02:46:50 PM
By the way, we shouldn't jump to any conclusions.  He didn't say he was sick and he was against the vaxx.  None of us know when the end will come.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Mithrandylan on January 13, 2022, 02:47:51 PM
Wow. RIP bud.:'(
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: DigitalLogos on January 13, 2022, 02:48:54 PM
 In all his years here though, he never gave the impression that he was special in any way.  I will really miss him.
That's how God likes His servants.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: josefamenendez on January 13, 2022, 02:52:03 PM
I'm shocked. 
Matto had a great understanding of so many things even while maintaining a  childlike innocence. I will miss his postings. He also had a great love for our Lady and I pray she is with him even at this moment. RIP Matto. Godspeed
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: DecemRationis on January 13, 2022, 02:53:49 PM
He will be missed here. 

RIP, Matto.

:pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: roscoe on January 13, 2022, 03:00:30 PM
I miss him already-- what happened? :confused:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Jaynek on January 13, 2022, 03:06:56 PM

No matter what forum drama was going on, he always remained even-tempered. 
I'm looking at his profile.  That reputation score says something in itself: Reputation:+3833/-398

These words from his profile really seem to capture his personality:
"Love God and Play, Do Good Work and Pray"

These were not hollow words.  He really lived them in his interactions with us. 

If he leaves such a sense of loss behind here on the forum, I can only imagine how hard this must be for his loved ones and acquaintances in real life.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Minnesota on January 13, 2022, 03:08:53 PM
Very shocking and unexpected. May he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Ladislaus on January 13, 2022, 03:09:38 PM
So very sad.  Rest In Peace, Matto.

:pray::pray::pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Stubborn on January 13, 2022, 03:14:04 PM
So very sad.  Rest In Peace, Matto.

:pray::pray::pray:
Yes, very sad.
Seems like I remember him saying that he had a heart condition?

Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. :pray::pray::pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: justG on January 13, 2022, 03:16:05 PM
RIP, Matto.  I always enjoyed reading his comments and interactions.  He was humble and sweet and kind.  
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Marie Teresa on January 13, 2022, 03:16:22 PM
I'm shocked.
Matto had a great understanding of so many things even while maintaining a  childlike innocence. I will miss his postings. He also had a great love for our Lady and I pray she is with him even at this moment. RIP Matto. Godspeed

I'm never good with words at news like this, so I'd just like to echo this post above, as well as all the kind words of others on this thread.  I am very saddened by this.  :pray:   

REQUIEM aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Miseremini on January 13, 2022, 03:17:44 PM
CI has lost a great friend.  Rest in peace Matto.
Let's all remember Matto and Donkath in our prayers.
:pray::pray::pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: 2Vermont on January 13, 2022, 03:37:18 PM
Yes, very sad.
Seems like I remember him saying that he had a heart condition?

Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. :pray::pray::pray:
Yes, I remember this as well.  May he rest in peace. 
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: compline on January 13, 2022, 04:15:18 PM
(https://www.cathinfo.com/Smileys/classic/pray.gif)(https://www.cathinfo.com/Smileys/classic/pray.gif)(https://www.cathinfo.com/Smileys/classic/pray.gif)
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Nadir on January 13, 2022, 04:26:09 PM
Matto was very humble and charitable.  I recall a post about his conversion story to Tradition.  It was quite remarkable.  If I remember correctly, he visited an SSPX chapel and saw the Host shine like the sun.  I felt he must have been a very treasured soul for Our Lord to give him that sort of apparition.  In all his years here though, he never gave the impression that he was special in any way.  I will really miss him.

I’ve tried to look up that post in the past but was not successful in finding it.  Maybe someone else will be able to find it. 

RIP, Matto.
Yes, I hope it can be found. 
Matto was very kind, witty, simple and childlike (the Kingdom of Heaven is for likes of him), he loved nature and watching butterflies. I will miss him and feel so sad at his leaving us. 

(https://i.imgur.com/SO3w4Z4.jpg)
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: alaric on January 13, 2022, 04:40:14 PM
This is very sad news, I didn't know much about him, but man, that's way too young to go, I pray he wasn't coerced into the "vaxx" in anyway. but, out time is all determined by God in one way or another and our years in this life are nothing but a blip in eternity, so farewell my friend and may you eternally rest in piece.

requiescat in pace
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Kazimierz on January 13, 2022, 04:49:15 PM
:facepalm::pray::pray::pray::pray:

Requiescat in pace Matto. 

I did not realize he was relatively young.  May his time in Purgatory be short.:pray::pray::pray:

Butterflies always remind me of the Resurrection. In that hope Matto lived and died. :pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Carissima on January 13, 2022, 04:57:14 PM
So young. I pray for his family’s loss. 

Rest In The Hearts of Jesus and Mary Matto :pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Matthew on January 13, 2022, 05:03:50 PM
Matthew, how did you find out?  Any chance of more info on what happened?

A member wrote in, with the link I posted. That's it.

BTW -- when someone dies, or some other bad thing happens, and a CathInfo member brings it to your attention, you should not SHOOT THE MESSENGER.

Someone downvoted my post! I'm not one for complaining about every little downvote. But I suspect someone doesn't understand what upvote/downvote is for.

Would you rather NOT know when someone you know and care about has passed away? If so, maybe the downvote was justified.

An upvote for a post announcing someone's death does NOT mean "Yay! I'm glad he's dead!" Rather, it means, "Thank you for letting me know. I'm glad you let me know; now I can pray for him."

And a downvote doesn't mean, "Booo!  I'm not happy at all that he's dead! In fact, I'm quite sad!"

A downvote means, "Hey buddy, next time the chance comes up, how about you DON'T post something like this, mmmkay?" and it slightly dings the poster's reputation. Why ding the reputation of an innocent poster who did nothing wrong, other than inform you about some bad news? That's not a legit way to show grief, or love for the deceased. That's just being a jerk.

So next time I find out a CathInfo member has died, I should keep it to myself and not let anyone know? Just curious what the anonymous downvoter was thinking here.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: 2Vermont on January 13, 2022, 05:10:33 PM
A member wrote in, with the link I posted. That's it.

BTW -- when someone dies, or some other bad thing happens, and a CathInfo member brings it to your attention, you should not SHOOT THE MESSENGER.

Someone downvoted my post! I'm not one for complaining about every little downvote. But I suspect someone doesn't understand what upvote/downvote is for.

Would you rather NOT know when someone you know and care about has passed away? If so, maybe the downvote was justified.

An upvote for a post announcing someone's death does NOT mean "Yay! I'm glad he's dead!" Rather, it means, "Thank you for letting me know. I'm glad you let me know; now I can pray for him."

And a downvote doesn't mean, "Booo!  I'm not happy at all that he's dead! In fact, I'm quite sad!"

A downvote means, "Hey buddy, next time the chance comes up, how about you DON'T post something like this, mmmkay?" and it slightly dings the poster's reputation. Why ding the reputation of an innocent poster who did nothing wrong, other than inform you about some bad news? That's not a legit way to show grief, or love for the deceased. That's just being a jerk.

So next time I find out a CathInfo member has died, I should keep it to myself and not let anyone know? Just curious what the anonymous downvoter was thinking here.
I'm going to go with the person made a mistake.  I have accidentally down-thumbed especially when I'm on my phone.

Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Matthew on January 13, 2022, 05:13:51 PM
I'm going to go with the person made a mistake.  I have accidentally down-thumbed especially when I'm on my phone.

1. I hope so.
2. Forum etiquette, in such a situation, is to PUBLICLY make a post apologizing for said mistake. "I down-thumbed this by accident. Sorry!" and then all is well.
3. Even if it was just a mistake, I'm still glad I posted the public reminder of what up/down votes mean. They mean "Thank you for posting this valuable content" or "No thanks; if posts like this are all you have to offer, then please leave."
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Miseremini on January 13, 2022, 05:16:40 PM
No matter what forum drama was going on, he always remained even-tempered.
I'm looking at his profile.  That reputation score says something in itself: Reputation:+3833/-398

These words from his profile really seem to capture his personality:
"Love God and Play, Do Good Work and Pray"

These were not hollow words.  He really lived them in his interactions with us.

If he leaves such a sense of loss behind here on the forum, I can only imagine how hard this must be for his loved ones and acquaintances in real life.
I hope the person who down voted the above made a mistake.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: DigitalLogos on January 13, 2022, 05:16:53 PM
A member wrote in, with the link I posted. That's it.

BTW -- when someone dies, or some other bad thing happens, and a CathInfo member brings it to your attention, you should not SHOOT THE MESSENGER.

Someone downvoted my post! I'm not one for complaining about every little downvote. But I suspect someone doesn't understand what upvote/downvote is for.

Would you rather NOT know when someone you know and care about has passed away? If so, maybe the downvote was justified.

An upvote for a post announcing someone's death does NOT mean "Yay! I'm glad he's dead!" Rather, it means, "Thank you for letting me know. I'm glad you let me know; now I can pray for him."

And a downvote doesn't mean, "Booo!  I'm not happy at all that he's dead! In fact, I'm quite sad!"

A downvote means, "Hey buddy, next time the chance comes up, how about you DON'T post something like this, mmmkay?" and it slightly dings the poster's reputation. Why ding the reputation of an innocent poster who did nothing wrong, other than inform you about some bad news? That's not a legit way to show grief, or love for the deceased. That's just being a jerk.

So next time I find out a CathInfo member has died, I should keep it to myself and not let anyone know? Just curious what the anonymous downvoter was thinking here.
I accidentally hit the down vote button.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Cera on January 13, 2022, 05:17:10 PM
Praying for Matto and his family.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: 2Vermont on January 13, 2022, 05:18:01 PM
I accidentally hit the down vote button.
It's too bad we can't "un-vote" when we make a mistake.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: DigitalLogos on January 13, 2022, 05:18:56 PM
It's too bad we can't "un-vote" when we make a mistake.
Yeah, that would be nice
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Quo vadis Domine on January 13, 2022, 05:20:11 PM
:pray::incense::pray:

Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Peter in Chains on January 13, 2022, 05:31:24 PM
Very surprising and sad.

Missing you and will remember you for your kindness, simplicity, love of God and fellow neighbors. And butterflies.

Prayers for the repose of your gentle soul and prayers for your family.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: richard on January 13, 2022, 05:51:58 PM
:pray::pray::pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: FlosCarmeli13 on January 13, 2022, 06:00:08 PM
What a shock! :'( :confused:

I remember him wanting to make a prayerbook for children, writing out prayers, being gentle and child-like, appreciating nature (especially butterflies), visiting his blind friend.

May Matto rest in peace and may the Lord have mercy upon his soul!
:pray::pray::pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Nadir on January 13, 2022, 06:32:47 PM
Yes, his blind friend. I am sure many will miss him. :pray::pray::pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Mark 79 on January 13, 2022, 06:42:49 PM
Too many dying too young. May he rest in peace and bypass Purgatory. :pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: mcollier on January 13, 2022, 07:06:17 PM
There's a better obituary here with photos:

https://leofkearns.com/book-of-memories/4794749/OHare-Matthew/index.php

Sorry to hear this.  RIP :pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: mcollier on January 13, 2022, 07:09:06 PM
There's a better obituary here with photos:

https://leofkearns.com/book-of-memories/4794749/OHare-Matthew/index.php

Sorry to hear this.  RIP :pray:
I live minutes away from St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church referenced in the obituary. I have never gone. But Matthew was only a year older than me. I would have liked to meet him. I will be praying for him. What a loss. 
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on January 13, 2022, 07:46:41 PM
I’m shocked.  So sad to hear about Matto.  May he Rest In Peace. 
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: bodeens on January 13, 2022, 07:59:02 PM
Rest in Peace :pray::pray::pray::pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Miser Peccator on January 13, 2022, 08:12:10 PM
Requiescat in pace  

:pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: SeanJohnson on January 13, 2022, 08:20:21 PM
It might be consoling to Matt’s family that he was so beloved on this forum by people who never met him (ie., because we knew him anyway).  I wonder if whomever tipped off Matthew that Matto had died might be able to let his family know about this thread?
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: forlorn on January 13, 2022, 08:29:56 PM
This is very sudden. Hopefully he passed peacefully and is enjoying his reward.

God bless.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Croixalist on January 13, 2022, 08:49:58 PM
God bless Matto! 40 is very young but it sounds like he lived a worthy life. I'm glad to have interacted on the forums with him, no matter how limited it was. 
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Donan on January 13, 2022, 09:02:43 PM
Matto was a kindhearted fellow. His love of nature and animals brought to mind Saint Francis. Rest in Peace. 
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: SeanJohnson on January 13, 2022, 09:05:47 PM
It might be consoling to Matt’s family that he was so beloved on this forum by people who never met him (ie., because we knew him anyway).  I wonder if whomever tipped off Matthew that Matto had died might be able to let his family know about this thread?

...and they could also be instructed how to view his posting history, which for them would be like having new conversations with their departed (another value-add of CI membership).
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: StLouisIX on January 13, 2022, 09:19:10 PM
:pray::pray::pray:

I'm certainly going to miss his presence on this forum. Seeing as I do not live that far away from NYC and that he had once posted about being willing to meet up with people from the forum irl there, I was considering taking him up on that but never got around to it. Getting to meet him probably would have been the only reason I would go to NYC these days, with how draconian it's become I never want to set foot there again. He must have shone like a bright light in that dark place, now NYC has one less good soul among its immense sea of bad ones. I didn't even know him that much, but I almost always appreciated what he had to say. 

Did some digging. Here's him discussing the miracle that happened to him: 


Quote
I was at Mass once and when the priest held up the host, it lit up like a light bulb. Only I saw this.



https://www.cathinfo.com/the-sacred-catholic-liturgy-chant-prayers/for-my-father/msg84326/#msg84326


Although I did not get to meet him in this world, I hope that I may meet him in the next. 


May the angels lead thee into Paradise; may the martyrs receive thee at thy coming, and bring thee into the holy city, Jerusalem. May the choir of angels receive thee, and with Lazarus, who once was poor, mayest thou have eternal rest.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Thorn on January 13, 2022, 09:20:18 PM
Was shocked to hear this. 

Rest in Peace, Matto.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: St Ignatius on January 13, 2022, 10:15:46 PM
Such sad news... I'm impressed by the number of members of this forum who have been genuinely affected by Matto's presence here. I know that I was many times influenced, for the better, by his "childlike" simplicity. He will be much missed... Requiescat in pace, Matto!
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Seraphina on January 13, 2022, 10:29:04 PM
I met Matto on a number of occasions and once drove him to one of the first ‘resistance” masses in New Jersey.  I remember him as someone humble, quiet, a gentleman amidst so many forward, self-promoting people as one finds in NYC.
He will be missed. :incense: R.I.P. 🦋 🪦 🦋 
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Anne Evergreen on January 13, 2022, 10:42:54 PM
:pray:
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on January 13, 2022, 10:47:47 PM
I remember talking on a thread about a black squirrel in NYC as my husband and I drove through...
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Nadir on January 14, 2022, 12:05:42 AM
I remember talking on a thread about a black squirrel in NYC as my husband and I drove through...
Here it is. I was looking for it as well.

https://www.cathinfo.com/general-discussion/on-squirrels-52966/
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: The Mrs on January 14, 2022, 03:08:18 AM
:pray::pray::pray:

I'm certainly going to miss his presence on this forum. Seeing as I do not live that far away from NYC and that he had once posted about being willing to meet up with people from the forum irl there, I was considering taking him up on that but never got around to it. Getting to meet him probably would have been the only reason I would go to NYC these days, with how draconian it's become I never want to set foot there again. He must have shone like a bright light in that dark place, now NYC has one less good soul among its immense sea of bad ones. I didn't even know him that much, but I almost always appreciated what he had to say.

Did some digging. Here's him discussing the miracle that happened to him:




https://www.cathinfo.com/the-sacred-catholic-liturgy-chant-prayers/for-my-father/msg84326/#msg84326


Although I did not get to meet him in this world, I hope that I may meet him in the next.


May the angels lead thee into Paradise; may the martyrs receive thee at thy coming, and bring thee into the holy city, Jerusalem. May the choir of angels receive thee, and with Lazarus, who once was poor, mayest thou have eternal rest.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Thank you, St Louis, there was another post as well that went into more detail.  He wrote it years back.  When I have time to root though I’ll try to look it up, but he said that it was first time visiting an SSPX chapel, that when the priest held up the host after the consecration, it lit up (I thought he said like the sun), and that he was struck and looked around in wonder to see if other people saw what he did, but there were no reactions from others that would have led him to believe people saw the host as he had.  He then continued going to the SSPX after that, I believe.  
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Ladislaus on January 14, 2022, 05:57:45 AM
I saw that his last post was mid-afternoon on 11/29 and then he passed away the next day.  So it would appear to have been unexpected.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on January 14, 2022, 07:29:52 AM
Here it is. I was looking for it as well.

https://www.cathinfo.com/general-discussion/on-squirrels-52966/
Nadir, thanks for posting a really cool thread in memory of Matto.  
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: DigitalLogos on January 14, 2022, 08:10:25 AM
Here it is. I was looking for it as well.

https://www.cathinfo.com/general-discussion/on-squirrels-52966/
It seems like he was a contemplative soul. Immediately, this excerpt from De Trinitate came to mind:

Quote
need we be surprised if God produces visible and sensible effects as he pleases in sky and earth, sea and air, to signify and show himself as he knows best, without the very substance of his being ever appearing immediately manifest, since it is altogether changeless, and more inwardly and mysteriously sublime than all created spirits?

Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Last Tradhican on January 14, 2022, 08:51:12 AM
Offering up the family rosary for the man of few words. 
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: moneil on January 14, 2022, 09:42:29 AM
His passing seemed sudden and unexpected.  I have a recollection that he had mentioned some chronic health issues which prevented him from working full time, if I am remembering correctly, and another post in the thread mentioned a heart condition.

A post in this thread from another member described him well I think:

Quote
No matter what forum drama was going on, he always remained even-tempered.

I'm looking at his profile.  That reputation score says something in itself: Reputation:+3833/-398


I would expand upon Sean Johnson's excellent idea of having Matthew contact whoever alerted him about Matto and have them let his family know about this thread, as they may find comfort in knowing how much he was appreciated and respected here.  Perhaps also the text of this thread could be compiled into a file (such as a pdf) and sent to the family through Matthew's contact.  This is what funeral homes do with the online guest books they typically have on their web sites.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: josefamenendez on January 14, 2022, 10:05:39 AM
Can we get 30 day Gregorian Masses said for him (from us)? I don't know how to arrange for it (online) or what Priest Matto would have wanted to offer Mass for him. Please feel free to PM me for any ideas.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: 2Vermont on January 14, 2022, 11:56:07 AM
I saw that his last post was mid-afternoon on 11/29 and then he passed away the next day.  So it would appear to have been unexpected.
Or he chose to keep it to himself.

I have a question about the obit.  He died 11/30.  Was that when the obit was posted or was it just posted..almost 2 months later?  Did the CI member explain?
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: DigitalLogos on January 14, 2022, 12:10:23 PM
Or he chose to keep it to himself.

I have a question about the obit.  He died 11/30.  Was that when the obit was posted or was it just posted..almost 2 months later?  Did the CI member explain?
If you look at the obit, he died on 11/30 and they had services for him 12/6.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Roberto on January 14, 2022, 12:57:52 PM
I would expand upon Sean Johnson's excellent idea of having Matthew contact whoever alerted him about Matto and have them let his family know about this thread, as they may find comfort in knowing how much he was appreciated and respected here.  Perhaps also the text of this thread could be compiled into a file (such as a pdf) and sent to the family through Matthew's contact.  This is what funeral homes do with the online guest books they typically have on their web sites.

Greetings.  I am the forum user who notified Matthew of the obituary, but I only knew Matto from online, and I don't know how to get in touch with his family.  Forum user seraphina has mentioned meeting him in person (https://www.cathinfo.com/the-sacred-catholic-liturgy-chant-prayers/member-matto-rip/msg800695/#msg800695), so perhaps she might.

One thing I would caution, however, in terms of an earlier suggestion of having his family members read his posting history on this forum is that he expressed some views online that he acknowledged to me were very much at variance with his parent's beliefs.  In prudence I will just say that there are certain things which might be hurtful for them to read.

The idea of compiling the testimonies from this thread into a pdf would probably be best.  If his family cannot be contacted, then perhaps the remembrances could be sent to the funeral home to be posted on his memorial page.  I will remember him for his singular insights, his wry sense of humor, and his tender pensées on beauty and mystery.  Requiem æternam.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Miseremini on January 14, 2022, 01:13:06 PM
Thank you Roberto for reaching out to us with this sad news.
We never would have known otherwise
Hope to see you here on the CI forum.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Roberto on January 14, 2022, 04:05:19 PM
Thank you Roberto for reaching out to us with this sad news.
We never would have known otherwise
Hope to see you here on the CI forum.

You are welcome.  Matto was active on here for more than a decade, and he thought it the finest Catholic forum by far.  He invited me to register several years ago, though I did not contribute.  Many have already mentioned how he possessed an almost childlike outlook and manner of expression sometimes.  He was very bright, but he preferred simple piety to intellectual pomp.  I think he was the Alyosha Karamazov of this place.
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: Todd The Trad on January 15, 2022, 06:57:42 AM
:pray: rip
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: SeanJohnson on January 15, 2022, 07:04:08 AM
Greetings.  I am the forum user who notified Matthew of the obituary, but I only knew Matto from online, and I don't know how to get in touch with his family.  Forum user seraphina has mentioned meeting him in person (https://www.cathinfo.com/the-sacred-catholic-liturgy-chant-prayers/member-matto-rip/msg800695/#msg800695), so perhaps she might.

One thing I would caution, however, in terms of an earlier suggestion of having his family members read his posting history on this forum is that he expressed some views online that he acknowledged to me were very much at variance with his parent's beliefs.  In prudence I will just say that there are certain things which might be hurtful for them to read.

The idea of compiling the testimonies from this thread into a pdf would probably be best.  If his family cannot be contacted, then perhaps the remembrances could be sent to the funeral home to be posted on his memorial page.  I will remember him for his singular insights, his wry sense of humor, and his tender pensées on beauty and mystery.  Requiem æternam.

Very good advice; thank you Roberto.

🙏🙏🙏
Title: Re: Member Matto - RIP
Post by: BOTHY on January 15, 2022, 11:53:08 AM
+Requiescat In Pace+  
:pray: