Matthew McFaul Cahill
- May 19, 1988 - August 12, 2012
- New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Very inspirational man... Glad to have known him.
1 of 22 | Posted by: Ivanna Gautier - New Orleans, LA
“My deepest sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. Matt was very special and touched many people's lives. He will be greatly missed by all who...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Kyle Rittiner - New Orleans , LA
“Matt was a smiling face on the back row of my accounting class at St. Ed's. He was one of those students that other students often seemed to know....Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Elizabeth Ponder - Lakeway
“Meg I am so sorry to hear about Matthew. My prayors go out to you and your family as you deal with your loss. If there's possibly anything I can do...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Frankie Harelson - New Orleans, LA
“I am so sorry for your loss.
5 of 22 | Posted by: Amy Burnett - Austin, TX
“Know that you will be in the prayers and thoughts of the Holy Cross Brothers during this very difficult time.
6 of 22 | Posted by: Brother Bernard Palmeri, CSC - TX
“My heart breaks for the family. May God comfort and help you as you deal with this difficult time and in the days to come when you think of Matt. ...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Dr. Kay Guess - Birmingham, AL
“Oh, Meggie, how I wish I could be there with you today. I will fondly remember the night we cousins enjoyed ourselves at the crab place in Bethany...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Moore
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
9 of 22 | Posted by: John Moore - Felton, DE
“Please accept our sincere sympathy on the untimely passing of Matthew. His death was a trsgic shock to all of us. He was wonderful person snd will...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Kristin, Rich and Mike - Claymont, DE
“My husband and I want to express our sincere sorrow in learning about your son's death. A year and a half ago, we lost our son, James, who was in...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Mary T & Jim deBrueys - LA
“Thank you for sharing your life, your joys, and your sorrows with me, Matt. I know you are enjoying eternal life with God but do so wish that we had...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Bro. Larry Atkinson CSC - Austin, TX
“On behalf of The Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences.
13 of 22 | Posted by: Kenny Spellman - New Orleans, LA
I was devastated to learn of Matt's passing this morning. As a mother, I can only begin to feel the pain and heartbreak that losing a...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Lynn Accardo - Metairie, LA
“Dear Cahill Family, I worked at Tulane University's Computer with Bill in the 60's. I am very sorry to hear of your loss, but I know he is in...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Marie Drago - Mandeville
“Meg, While attending morning mass at Holy Spirit Church we heard the terrible news about our son. Our prayers go out to you during this stressful...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Will and Pat Lannes - New Orleans, LA
“I recieved news of Matt's death as I was leaving St. Edward's to start in a new position here at Notre Dame. My heart breaks for you all. Bill and...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Fr. Rick Wilkinson, CSC - IN
“Meg - I want to offer my deepest regrets for your great loss. I will be praying for you and your family. Anne Edsel Jones
18 of 22 | Posted by: Anne Edsel Jones - Dallas, TX
“I still can't believe Matt's gone...My deepest condolences go out to his family. Matt was a wonderful person who always lit up the room with his...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Daniela Marchand - Austin, TX
I am praying for you and your family in this difficult time. God be with you. Very sorry for your loss.
20 of 22 | Posted by: Jeff Carter - Chicago, IL
I am so, so sorry for your loss of Matthew. I was devastated when I heard of his passing this morning.
I am keeping you in prayer and...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy Hill - Springfield, VA
“The entire staff of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family.
22 of 22 | Posted by: Bob Gentry
Matthew McFaul Cahill, a New Orleans native and computer and information technology specialist, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012. He was 24. Cahill was preceded in death by his beloved father, William H. "Bill" Cahill.
Matt Cahill counted himself a proud graduate of the 2006 "Katrina" class of Brother Martin High School, where he graduated with honors. In May 2012, he graduated from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, earning B.A. degrees in accounting and information technology. He recently returned to New Orleans to work in information technology.
He loved sailing, travel, music and philosophy, and had a wide circle of friends— he was one who never seemed to meet a stranger. While he lived in Austin for six years, Cahill grew up in New Orleans, where he was an active member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the Southern Yacht Club, Plantation Athletic Club and the Boy Scouts.
He is survived by his loving mother Meg McFaul Cahill, brother Jay Cahill, sister Joanie Cahill, and stepmother Hazel Sanchez Cahill, as well as many dear aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2012 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 6201 Stratford Place, New Orleans, LA. 70131. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the William Hartley Cahill Memorial Scholarship fund at St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704. Please view and sign the family guestbook at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.