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Memorial

Nicolas Gabucci

Nicolas Gabucci

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Died

Every day we miss his warm smile, the twinkle in his eyes, music coming from his room, late night cooking in the kitchen, loud footsteps going up and down the stairs, his 6 o"clock call asking "What are you making for dinner?"....basically just about everything.

Tell us about your loved one.

Nick had such a good soul. He was filled with so much love and joy for everyone. He did whatever he had to do to make his friends smile. Nick had incredible intelligence, charm, imagination, creativity, kindness and passion. He brought together people from all walks of life with his warm smile and his contagious laugh. Nick was an avid reader, a movie fan and he had a passion for all types of music. He loved to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen, cooking many dinners for his friends. He could have easily moved on to master the culinary arts. Over his short life Nick developed many lasting friendships. At the end of the day Nick always put his friends needs first. In return, their outpouring of love and kindness shown after his passing will never be forgotten by his family. After Nick's death he continues to touch the lives of others. As an organ donor, Nick has given 4 people a second chance at life. We honor his foresight to help others. We will never witness some of the normal accomplishments a parent sees in their child's life. However, we are so proud of Nick. He will always be our hero.

Tell us about Nicolas' struggle with addiction

Nick struggled with his addiction because he always felt he could fix it on his own. He always had an alternative plan that he thought would get him through to the next week or month. He went to rehab, both in patient and out patient, always returning home with a new and positive attitude. He saw counselors, was prescribed medications and attended NA meetings. Nothing seemed to improve his underlying problem of low self esteem. At the end of the day it was such a paradox that someone who was loved so much by so many, could not find the love within to save himself. He desperately wanted to conquer this disease and return to the life he led before his addiction. He was always so apologetic. He frequently expressed his love and appreciation for all we had done for him. But each time he took 5 steps forward something would happen and he would end up taking 10 steps backward. Its such a tragedy that through all of our efforts as a family we were unable to save our son.

What made Nicolas smile?

A pretty girl, a good comedy, Christmas Eve dinner, his dog Dakota, warm summer days, hiking to the top of the Giant, and hanging with his best buddies. That's what made Nick smile.

What do you miss most about Nicolas?

Every day we miss his warm smile, the twinkle in his eyes, music coming from his room, late night cooking in the kitchen, loud footsteps going up and down the stairs, his 6 o"clock call asking "What are you making for dinner?"....basically just about everything.

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