Matthew T. "Dude" TOOLE
TOOLE - Matthew T. "Dude" Of Buffalo, NY; September 6, 2013, beloved son of Jeanette and the late William Toole; dear brother of Renee, Michael, late Edward Toole and Lynn (Daniel) Holz; cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews; life long friend of Eric Kopacz. The family will be present to receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the O'CONNELL-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 2286 South Park Ave. where funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Charity Parish (St. Ambrose Worship Site) at 9:30 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

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Published by Buffalo News from Sep. 8 to Sep. 9, 2013.
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I'll never forget the times we had From Sherkston to Acapulco to softball to the time we spent on the boat or working on HSBC Arena I have tons of memories to keep forever you will be missed you will always be one awesome DUDE. NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!
Daniel "Buddy" Wachowicz
September 12, 2013
Such a devistating loss. You will be missed. You were kind, funny, caring and an all around great guy. I am blessed that my family and I had you in our lives for a small time but the memories will last forever.
Christina Smith
September 10, 2013
May god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Eric and family I know the days ahead are going to be hard, but have faith knowing you have a guardian angel watching over you. Praying god will bless y'all in the days ahead to give you the comfort and strength needed. Matt was a wonderful and caring guy and I know he is going to missed by many. I am thankful to have seen him in May when I was there and had a opportunity to speak to him after so many years of not seeing him. He was the same Matty that I remembered. God bless
Debbie Masters ( Curtis )
September 9, 2013
Im very sorry to hear of your passing Matt. I remember our high school daze and playing against you and Mike. My prayers go out to your Mom and Renee, and Mike. say hi to Lynn , Rick, Skippey your Dad and everyone else for me, RIP .....
September 9, 2013
You where the best will always love you,
heidi mundt
September 9, 2013
To the Kopacz Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your best friend Matty,my thoughts are with you.
Nicole Williams
September 9, 2013
I'm still at loss for words. I walk into your house everyday hoping for your door to be open and you yelling. .."hey allie"...but your not there. We shared so many good times together. Our parties, our outings,
dyngus day, St. patricks days, bocce ball, softball games, or our late
nights at the bars. These times will
not be the same without you here.
You meant so much to me and there
is not a day that goes by that I won't think about you. You were like my second brother always watching over me. I love and miss you so much :(
Alison Mazurkiewicz
September 9, 2013
Sorry to hear of Matt's passing. I will always remember him as a great guy with a huge heart growing up together in Kaisertown. My condolences to Matt's family & closest friends - he will be missed.
Diana Cawl - Dierolf
September 9, 2013
matt its been awhile since I seen you but I think of all my past friends from kaisertown mrs toole so sorry for your loss my heart bleeds for you matt save me a good spot up there hopefully I wont be there for another 30 years you were loved by many and will be missed by many more love ya see you on the other side
gina marinaccio-dufrane
September 9, 2013
R.I.P. Matt, and God Bless you and your family. I lived across the street on Cable St. and did some partying with you, gone way to young.
Michael Marinaccio Jr
September 9, 2013
MATTIE YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED ALWAYS
BOB SERRA
September 9, 2013
"Great" memories! "Fun" memories! "Unforgettable" memories!!! There will be an empty place in the hearts of many whose lives were touched by Matty Toole,our "DUDE". Matty loved life by the way he loved those who shared it with him. He will be warmly remembered and deeply missed. There's not even a way to put into words, the love we have for Matty. Our deep loss cannot take away our deep love for Matty, now and forever. Our sincere condolences and prayers to Matty's Family.
Caryl and Wally Schermerhorn and Mike
September 8, 2013
Our Hearts are broken to hear a young man like Matty was taken so soon. Great guy, friend to all who knew him. God Bless him and his family!
Steve Bogdan
September 8, 2013
HEY MATT, RIP,, SEE YA THE NEXT TIME AROUND,,,,,,,,DANNY&SUZIE DERFERT
September 8, 2013
Matt, you were a standup guy in Kaisertown. You're the third person to pass away so young in just the past couple weeks. If life is crazy then what is death. You will be missed Dude, you had a lot of friends. See you on the other side.
James and Christine Ziolkowski
September 8, 2013
Here's to Matty.I only knew him for a short time, MEETING HIM THROUGH MY NEIGHBOR ERIC(HIS BEST FRIEND) BUT ENJOYED HIS FRIENDSHIP.HE WAS A SUPER GUY AND FUN TO BE WITH.I SEND MY PRAYER'S FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY.HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL.
RONALD CRANE
September 8, 2013
Uncle Dude, I miss you more than you can ever imagine. You were my everything. I love you more than anything and I will never ever ever pass a day without thinking of you. I love you so so much Uncle Dude, memories will never be forgotten. <3
Justine Kopacz
September 8, 2013
Hunting camp,Naples,Golfing,Cards, Nothing will be the same without you
Miss ya Love ya, Tim & Lori Kruzel
September 8, 2013
I am so happy we connected with each other over the summer. You will be missed by so many.I miss you already.
wendy hejmanowski
September 8, 2013
Prayers and deepest sympathy to Matty's family and many many friends. He will be missed. This is truly a sad day.
Jeanne Krzykowski-Derfert
September 8, 2013
Our deepest condolences to your family.
Rob & Jenn Whalen
September 8, 2013
My name is Anna Pecoraro Graziano,and I had gratuated with Matt from Seneca Vocational. We just had our 30th reunion,we were all asking if anyone had heard from Matt. I wish and so do so many of our classmates would have known he we ill. I am sure that I speak from the class of 83'that we are all saddened by this news. Mrs. Toole,Matt was always very kind and considerate young man. I haven't see him in 30 years,but my memory of him is nothing but fond. God bless you and your entire family. I will be praying for you dear.
In the name of Christ,
Anna Pecoraro
Anna Graziano
September 8, 2013