- June 28, 1988 - November 10, 2012
- Waltham, Massachusetts
of Matthew's Passing
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It's been four months since you've passed and i miss you my friend. we'll meet up in heaven one day and remember that you're a speical gift...Read More »
2 of 54 | Posted by: Alyssa Bastarache - Winchester, MA
“R.I.P Matt, you were a great person and was so happy to know you through out the two years of college! Rest easy in heaven and may you never be...Read More »
3 of 54 | Posted by: Alyssa Bastarache - Winchester, MA
“I remember Matthew as a child with such a big sense of humor! I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. May your faith in God keep you strong. ...Read More »
4 of 54 | Posted by: Diane Lyons MacKay - Billerica, MA
“I was saddend to hear of Matt's passing. I am so sorry for your loss.
5 of 54 | Posted by: Kim ( Lees ) Faro - MA
“I am so sorry to hear of Matt's passing. He was a wonderful young man who had a special way of connecting with others and bringing out their gifts. ...Read More »
6 of 54 | Posted by: Joanne Kotelly - Essex, MA
“We are so deeply saddened by Matt's passing. He was a wonderful young man who brought joy and laughter to all our hearts. Our family extends...Read More »
7 of 54 | Posted by: Mary Coyle - Beavercreek, OH
“With deepest sympathy on the loss of your Son and Grandson.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Glenda
8 of 54 | Posted by: John and Glenda Pizzi - Waltham, MA
“I am so saddened to learn of Matt's passing. He was a kind, polite handsome young man.
I send my love and kind thought to all his family.
Sandra...Read More »
9 of 54 | Posted by: Sandra Tremain - Stoneham, MA
“The things I remember the most are how Matt would call me Brianna and order pepperoni pizza but pick it apart so he could eat everything except the...Read More »
10 of 54 | Posted by: Brian - Friendly Rival
You were such a wonderful, positive member of the Cotting community. Your friends, teachers and therapists have only the best things to say...Read More »
11 of 54 | Posted by: Larainne Wilson - Lexington, MA
“Oh, dear Matt, such a sad, sad time.
Matt was a student in my class for 2 years at MCC. He was a splendid person and he lived his whole self so...Read More »
12 of 54 | Posted by: Peg Beck - Bedford, MA
“Matthew was in my classroom for 2 years from 2008-2010. He was a very strong role model and had positive relationships with every staff and student -...Read More »
13 of 54 | Posted by: Mike Teuber - Lexington, MA
“I would like to extend my condolences to Matt's family and Friends I will always remember Matt's bright smile as I will see him through the halls of...Read More »
14 of 54 | Posted by: John Ceres - Student at Cotting
“Matt and I first met when he was 3 months old and I was 3 years old. We went to the same elementary school and we took the bus to Cotting together. ...Read More »
15 of 54 | Posted by: Kevin Mahoney - Waltham, MA
“To Matts Family and Julie
We had the pleasure of meeting Matt when he was with Julie. We are so sorry for your loss. Julie always had wonderful...Read More »
17 of 54 | Posted by: Sharon Cummings - Marlborough, MA
“Dear Julie and Caban Families,
"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still...Read More »
18 of 54 | Posted by: Mary Catherine Boucher - MA
“your sunrise family feels the loss and the sorrow, we share this with you. we are all here for you. another angel has just got there wings, hes...Read More »
19 of 54 | Posted by: sunrise kitchen staff - arlington, MA
“WORDS CANNOT MAKE UP FOR YOUR LOSS I DID NOT KNOW MATT BUT I KNOW HE WAS VERY SPECIAL IN EVERYONES LIFE. AS YOU WALK OVER THE
BRIDGE TO HEAVEN MAY...Read More »
20 of 54 | Posted by: Celia Maccini - East Boston, MA
“So extremely sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
21 of 54 | Posted by: Jennifer Prew - Pelham, NH
“Matthew you were the most adorable preschool child. Everyday you brought humor to our classroom and our school. Everyone knew & loved you. You were...Read More »
22 of 54 | Posted by: Lawrence School - Waltham, MA
“This is for the whole Caban Family,
Thank your for raising such an amazing boy. I am so sorry for your loss he was such an amazing brother to me...Read More »
23 of 54 | Posted by: Devin - Somerville , MA
“To Mr. Caban and family,
On behalf of all of us in The Transition Program
who had the honor and pleasure of knowing Matt,
please accept our...Read More »
24 of 54 | Posted by: Susan Woods and the Staff and Faculty of The Transition Program - MA
“Doug and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be thinking and praying for you and your family.
25 of 54 | Posted by: Susan Duggan - Hancock, NH
“To the Ritcey and Caban Families, please accept our deepest condolenses during this most difficult time. Kevin and Eileen, you have been blessed...Read More »
26 of 54 | Posted by: Gary Marchese - Waltham, MA
“To Deb and Family,
Our very sincerest condolences to all of you. I remember meeting Matt and knew of your pride, love and stength, .Our thoughts and...Read More »
27 of 54 | Posted by: Richard Segan - Friend
“Rest in Peace Matt I was an Hornor to meet you .Kathi
28 of 54 | Posted by: Kathi Ferguson Belliveau - MA
“Eileen and Kevin,
So sorry to her of your grandson's death. Please give Debbie my deepest sympathies. You are in my prayers.
29 of 54 | Posted by: Judy Joyal Correia - Waltham, MA
“RIP GONE TOO SOON
30 of 54 | Posted by: Dew
“TO MATT AND HIS FAMILY:
I have so many memories of us together, like when Matt would ALWAYS beat me during the relay races at Special Olympics in...Read More »
31 of 54 | Posted by: J.R. Foley - Quincy, MA
“We are so sad to hear of Matt's passing. He was a great friend to Katie. We will always remember the years he rode with Katie and Lou to school. He...Read More »
32 of 54 | Posted by: Joan Atchue - Westborough, MA
“I wanna say to the whole Caban family, just how deeply sorry I am. Matt was a good friend of mine for many years. We have had many laughs togather...Read More »
33 of 54 | Posted by: Jenna Siracuse - Abington, MA
“Matt Caban I can't believe your gone! I will miss your quiet strength creativity & your sense of humor! You will never be forgotten by your ATT, PYD ...Read More »
34 of 54 | Posted by: Maureen (Moe) Finnerty - Milton, MA
“John, Paul, Debbie and all of Matthew's family-I am so sorry to hear of Matthew's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. It has been many...Read More »
35 of 54 | Posted by: Nancy
“Matt was one of the first of many people I had met during my first year at Cotting, and it was always a pleasure knowing him. His mix of kind spirit...Read More »
36 of 54 | Posted by: Thomas Lydon - Waltham, MA
“- To Deb and Matthew's entire family = Words cannot start to take place of the loss of Matthew, but as you look around the room these next few days...Read More »
37 of 54 | Posted by: Lisa Tkachuk - Peabody, MA
“It takes my breath away to think that Matt is no longer with us but I misspeak. One never loses a person as fine as Matt. He was a quiet, funny...Read More »
38 of 54 | Posted by: Jeanne O'Connor - Bedford, MA
“We are deeply saddened by Math's passing. Zach spent several years on the track and alumni basketball team with Matt.
Special thoughts and...Read More »
39 of 54 | Posted by: Kathy and Zachary Martin - MA
“Kevin and Eileen,
We are so sorry about the heart-breaking loss of your grand-son. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your...Read More »
40 of 54 | Posted by: Maureen and Tony Amedio - MA
“Thinking of Matt will always make me smile. He brought so much to all of us, he had a big personality that will be greatly missed. My heart goes out...Read More »
41 of 54 | Posted by: Rosanne Trolan - Nashua, NH
“I met Matt through Making Healthy Connections & Access to Theater. We spent lots of time creating cool objects and doing performances together and of...Read More »
42 of 54 | Posted by: St. Suzan Baltozer - Somerville, MA
“My thoughts are with all of you. Matt was a terrific student and an amazing basketball player. His perseverance and outlook on things were...Read More »
43 of 54 | Posted by: Sejal (Shah) Costa - Lexington, MA
“My heart is broken over the loss of such a terrific young man. My thoughts and prayers go out to Matt's family.
44 of 54 | Posted by: Cindy Furbish - Lexington, MA
“As Executive Director of Partners for Youth with Disabilities, I had the joy of knowing Matt through our programs, Making Healthy Connections and...Read More »
45 of 54 | Posted by: Regina Snowden - Brookline, MA
“Matt was an amazing bright light for me every Tuesday and Thursday at The Career Place were we worked.
Matt would make every day brighter and...Read More »
46 of 54 | Posted by: Nancy Quinn - Woburn, ME
“We wanted to express our sympathy to Matt's family. We knew Matt through Julie and had seen him at family events and the first thoughts that always...Read More »
47 of 54 | Posted by: Lisa & Kevin Cummings - Allston, MA
“I am so sorry for your devastating loss. Matthew was a student who would rally his fellow students around an activity or event and make it fun. He...Read More »
48 of 54 | Posted by: Carol Long - Bedford, MA
“Matt, you will be greatly missed. Your smile was infectious and your zest for life was unmatched. My sincerest condolences to your family.
49 of 54 | Posted by: Jillian Hinds - Nokomis, FL
“To Matt's Family, We are absolutely heartbroken! We have so many happy memories of Matt being at our family gatherings with Julie. He called us all...Read More »
50 of 54 | Posted by: Lorraine Jennings - Arlington, MA
“abby and i are so saddened by the tragic loss of matt so suddenly but will keep the wonderful memories of the times we had spent together . and the...Read More »
51 of 54 | Posted by: kelly and abby tetrault - peabody, MA
“Matt will be missed at The Career Place in Woburn. He was always smiling and made me smile too!
52 of 54 | Posted by: Jan Romano - Woburn, MA
“Our prayers are with you. Nick & I are remembering so many fun times together.... First ski trip together, sleep overs, swimming in the pool and...Read More »
53 of 54 | Posted by: Patti Capano - Lynn, MA - Friend
“I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
54 of 54 | Posted by: Amanda Condon
Waltham – Mr. Matthew P. Caban, of Waltham, died Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was 24.
Matt had lived in Waltham for most of his life and was a 2010 graduate of the Cotting School in Lexington and graduated this year from Middlesex Community College in Bedford. He was a yearly participant in Special Olympics and a fan and follower of NASCAR racing.
He leaves his parents, Deborah A. Ritcey and her husband, Doug MacKay, of Derry, New Hampshire and Paul G. Caban and his wife, Luci, of Waltham; his step-brother, Nicholas Ritcey of Derry, New Hampshire; his step-sister, Julissa Dwyer of Littleton; his grandparents, Kevin and Eileen Ritcey and John G. Caban, all of Waltham and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Matthew was also a grandson of the late Antoinette (Cucinotta) Caban.
Family and friends will honor and remember Matt's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, November 16th, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 am. Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cotting School, 453 Concord Avenue, Lexington, MA 0242.