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Vincent/Robert Maroney

Vincent/Robert Maroney

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At 6'6" tall, his great big bear hug lifting me off the ground, and his smile, Vincent had the best smile, when he smiled his eyes smiled. And Robert, his dry sense of humor that few people got, his love of animals.

Tell us about your loved one.

Two brother's passed from opiate addiction, Vincent in Florida age 46, Xanax and Roxicet OD, died in my brother Robert's arms, Robert passed December 15th 2015 from opiate, fentynal laced heroin (we think), six out of six Maroney siblings struggled with addiction, including sister and two more brothers.

Tell us about Vincent/Robert's struggle with addiction

Vincent struggled after finding his wife in bed with his best friend, took to partying. Had a son out of wedlock and another brother, also passed now took his son making matter's much worse. Went through multiple rehabs, one was for 9 months. Nothing seemed to help, he went from a basketball star to an addict in the speed of light. Owning his own business, home, two new cars, lost EVERYTHING, I have lost my family to this epidemic, including three nephews struggling as we speak. Robert passed away a few months ago, the woman he was with waiting too long to call the ambulance so Narcan did not help. He was 58, Vincent died in his arms in 2009 from the OD.

What made Vincent/Robert smile?

His son, his son most of all. Everything really. Always smiling until this scourge took effect.

What do you miss most about Vincent/Robert?

At 6'6" tall, his great big bear hug lifting me off the ground, and his smile, Vincent had the best smile, when he smiled his eyes smiled. And Robert, his dry sense of humor that few people got, his love of animals.

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