Matthew Joseph Fraser
Died: Jan 17, 2017
 Matthew Joseph Fraser, age 19, of Long Valley, NJ died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Albert and Mary (D'Alessandro) Fraser.
Matthew was a student at Mount Olive High School and a member of the Best Buddy Program also in Mount Olive, NJ. 

In addition to his loving parents he is survived by; a brother, Albert G. Fraser V, his grandparents, Josephine D'Alessandro, Albert G. Fraser, III and wife Carole, his great grandmother, Wanda Keifner, 3 uncles, John J. Fraser, Michael D'Alessandro, and John D'Alessandro.

For those of you who never met him, this is my brother. He was born with two rare chromosomal disorders: 4P Minus and Trisomy 8. This morning, after almost a month long battle in the hospital, he lost. He was no longer able to breathe on his own, along with many other medical issues that kept coming up, so he was taken off the intubation and was allowed to pass peacefully without pain or suffering. When he was born, we were told he would live a maximum of six months. He astoundingly beat the odds and lived to the age of 19. He would have been 20 in May. He was unable to speak, or even do most of the things many of us take for granted. Despite this, he was an inspiration to many of us and taught us a great deal about life, and he especially taught me how to love unconditionally and show compassion and care for others no matter who they were or what they looked like. Matthew, because of his condition and the many things that came with that, was in and out of the hospital many times in his life. By our standards, he had a tough life. Yet, he was one of happiest kids I've met. Despite the adversity he faced, he seemed to still love life and show love for those around him. This brings me to the most important thing he taught me: life can be unbelievably hard, but always appreciate it while it's here, because it's a beautiful thing to have. I love you Matthew, and you will be deeply missed, by myself and many others. Rest In Peace.

A Memorial Service will be held 7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 25 at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Cremation was private.  (**Please note the time change of the service to 7:30 pm.)

Visiting hours will be Wednesday, January 25 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the 4P- Support Group, 1495 Forest Brooke Way, #262, Delaware, Ohio, 43015 in memory of Matthew.


January 24th, 2017 7:34 pm
My deepest condolences, Mary and family. I was so saddened to hear of your beloved Mathew's passing. I know your memories will sustain in this difficult time.
Danielle Eskow
January 24th, 2017 4:08 pm
My heart and prayers go out yo Matthew's family. I had just started working in the high school two of the days he was there before he got sick. I work in that room as one of the aides. RiP matt. You will be missed. Now your with God and things made new.
Dawn & Brian Peterson
January 20th, 2017 2:26 pm
It is with great sadness that we learned of Matthew's passing. Our deepest condolences to the family, our prayer's are with you at this sad time and if we can do anything please don't hesitate to contact us. Rest in Peace, Matthew.
January 20th, 2017 2:13 pm
I am so sorry for your loss and I know there isn't much I can say to bring comfort. I can offer a thought that has brought me some comfort in times of loss and it is in the Bible where it says God "will swallow up death forever" and "wipe away the tears from all faces" by bringing about a time when we can see our loved ones again. How I do look forward to that. I hope that thought brings you some comfort. I will pray for peace and comfort for you and your family!
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