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May Matt's spirit be with you all, and Christ's peace fill your heart!

Matthew Adrian Coles
January 13, 1983 - December 5, 2010

Matt, a true holy man of God, went to our Lord on December 5th.  He completed his pilgrimage of praise and glory after winning his battle with cancer here on earth. 

He will continue to glorify the Lord through his heavenly intercession.  He was a man of devout faith, the most loving and faithful husband, and the best father to his three sons.  He was an inspiration to all that he met, especially to his family, the teens and community of St. Clare's, and all who had the opportunity to know him.  Matt enjoyed praising the Lord through song, scripture and living a life of constant gratitude.  He loved being outside playing with his sons and brightening the world of others through gifts of fresh flowers. 

He will be greatly missed, but he is at peace and filled with the joy of the kingdom. 

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Lucy Coles, his three sons John-Matthew, Pio and Andrew Coles, his caring mother Cosette Nolen, his father Clint Coles and his wife Jude, brothers and sisters Nan Ray and her husband Sam, Andy Coles and wife Marlen, Elise Meeks and husband Troy, Lucas Lahaug, Lindsay Lahaug, Michael Jetty and wife Maggie, Stefani Tent and husband Marius,
Sam Glorioso, Grandparents, Claude and Jeanne Nolen, Parents-In-law Linda Lahaug and Mark and Natalie Glorioso, nieces Rebecca Coles, Sarah and Shannon Ray, and nephews Anthony and Jonathan Coles, Blaise Jetty, Sofie, Marius, Hannah and Nathan Tent, and numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 

He is preceded in death by Milt and Emi Coles, and Laurence and Margaret Coles
. We love you, Matt.  A visitation will begin on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 6:00pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00pm at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 3131 El Dorado Blvd., Houston, Texas  77059.  A funeral mass will follow on Friday at 10:30am at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Vincent Vuong-Quoc Nguyen officiating.  Interment will take place at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas. 

In  lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to the Matthew Coles' Family Memorial Fund, C/O Lucy Coles, Wells Fargo Bank, 2929 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, Texas 77586
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Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided.  Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins my Mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful;
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

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