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Heroin Memorial - 2016/03/11 - Matthew Paulis - Age 34 yrs - Chicago, Illinois

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2016/03/11 - Matthew Paulis - Age 34 yrs - Chicago, Illinois

Submitted by: Linda Dalton - Parent

Name: Matthew Paulis 
State:  Illinois, 60632

Date of Passing: 03/11/2016
Date of Birth: 2-25-82
Age: 34 

Tell Us About Them:

Matthew was the youngest of 6 kids,he was warm and loving, with the most beautiful smile,and had this crazy ability to take things apart and put them back together,he also had some struggles with self love,but he lived us,and we certainly loved him,I am so sorry my sweet boy.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Matthew kept that part of his life mostly to himself,I knew about it and tried to help,but he lied a lot about it alot,he took off and I didn't see him for a while but a few years ago we got back together and I discovered that if I wanted to have any part of my son is was going to have to not judge him or harp at him every time I heard from him or saw him,and that while our relationship was going to be difficult and different, we made a deal that I would simply live him and he would not steal from me,I held up my end of the deal,and I loved him and he knew it.


What Made Them Smile?

Matthew smiled at most things,he confused me at times that he could smile so often while in so much pain,he smiled at me when I would come see him,he was homeless but we would meet and have a meal and he would smile when he saw me pull up in the car,and would continue to smile through our whole meeting, but most of all he would smile when I talked about his brother and sisters


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss his voice,I miss his smike,I miss my boy


If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?

I'm sorry my phone was downstairs when you called me at 12:31 am on March 11th because it would have been the last time I heard your sweet voice and that I was not there for you to hear mine right before God took you away, and that I love you and have always loved you with all my heart and soul

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