Joseph  Fronduto

Joseph Michael Fronduto

Golden heart, son, brother, grandson, nephew

My angel Joseph was the most loving and kind hearted soul. Joseph had a fierce sense of humor. You were always laughing with him!!! He was an amazing person.
He struggled with this opiate addiction pretty sure 2 years before we lost him.
He tried!! He did go into treatment few times!!! I was unaware of this opiate addiction for a while. He was 24 and working and living with his aunt to get back and fourth.
I ended up having to have him sectioned. Meaning he was a danger to himself and others. This was to himself. Was trying to get that done while he was in the hospital from his 13th overdose. They made it almost impossible. Well they agreed. In he went. I figured he’ll hate me. But I KNEW WITHOUT a doubt I was losing him. Well he came out of the facility and was taking vivatrol. One shot a month. He did it for 2 months. And that 3rd month we lost him. 25 years old. Joseph has a huge family and was absolutely adored!! A lot of friends and people who loved him ... I cannot believe it still. He adored his younger sister like I can’t explain. Extremely protective.
I know if I completely crumble, not WHAT HE WOULD want!! Dealing or struggling through this is a pain I will never be able to explain. Thank God for my daughter and family. I did really hold on. Get up, stop, you have a beautiful daughter. I realized I will have this pain as we all will forever.
Did I want to celebrate any holiday? Absolutely not. Then I felt like he was letting me know how selfish that is. You have no right to take that from my sister. She’s 20. I have made small steps because of the love my son and his sister had. No matter what, I cannot take all of this away from her.
Today I struggle everyday. There’s not a second I don’t think of him. I miss him like I cannot explain. May god bless my son.
I know he’s with the angels. This will never go away!!! One minute at a time. 🙏🙏

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