Family, friends mourn Lowell boy kill...

Family, friends mourn Lowell boy killed in fall

There are 98 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Sep 5, 2009, titled Family, friends mourn Lowell boy killed in fall. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

They hugged and cried, and shared stories of 5-year-old Riley Matyczynski. Then they cried some more.

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Cheryl

Tewksbury, MA

#93 Sep 8, 2009
That is why it is called an ACCIDENT !!!!
Cheryl F

Tewksbury, MA

#94 Sep 8, 2009
My heart felt condolences go out to Jen and Bobby and their family. I know how much Jen loved her son and can't imagine what she is feeling.
As for any of these losers that want to give stupid comments & ask where was the mother- don't seem to know you can't keep your eyes on kids EVERY single second. It was an accident and rather than giving your dumb comments, maybe think about how the family feels and keep them to yourself.
Jen we love you and Riley R.I.P baby boy.
XOXOXO
Holly Granito

Gloversville, NY

#95 Sep 8, 2009
Our thoughts & prayers go out to you during this tragic time. God bless & you are all in our thoughts & prayers.
Love, Matt Smith's sister-in-law, Holly
Aunt Godmother kaytie

Milford, NH

#96 Sep 8, 2009
my babyboy! i cant believe your gone! i can still hear your laugh, your voice, see you running up to me and wrapping your arms around me tightly n you would say i really love you auntie.. and beating up your uncle clif everytime we came over! we love you n miss you more n more each day!! Meme, please watch over our baby boy.. and take care of our angel.. may he watch over us especially his big brother Anthony! we love you Riley.. and your always missed and Never forgotten!! iLOVEYOU BABY!! rest in peace aunties babyboy..nov.7th03-sep,2nd09 love you baby!
milford-grandfat her

Milford, NH

#97 Sep 8, 2009
NiKl wrote:
To the Family of Riley...
My 6 year old son has been seriously affected by this tragedy. He has cut Rileys picture out of the paper and carries it with him at all times. He says a prayer for Riley everynight.
He attends the 1st grade at the Morey School and he has told all of his friends about Little Riley and told them that they should say a prayer for him too.
:(
Dear Niki, Please give your child a hug for me, and tell him how wonderfull he truley is, too show such caring at a young age is so terrific. I will allways remember what you told us here today. ty so much for your thoughts and prayers.
milford-grandfat her

Milford, NH

#98 Sep 8, 2009
today we burried my grandson riley, whom i miss so very, very, much. it was the hardest thing i ever had to do. I asked god to give us time so we could heal from this terrible accident, this terrible loss, but he was not done with his need's. We were home 2 hrs, and got a phone call from our very close family friend, and were told that after she got home from our riley's funeral, that her father had passed away. He was working on his car in lowell when it gave way, and fell on him. How much more god? how much more???
Please pray for the freeman family as you have for my grandson riley, and thank you all for you thoughts, and prayers, for riley, my daughter, and riley's dad, and the whole family... it has been a tragic week, i pray too god, no more...no more.

“Ask, and I Shall Tell”

Since: Mar 08

Lowell

#99 Sep 25, 2009
milford-grandfather wrote:
<quoted text> Dear Niki, Please give your child a hug for me, and tell him how wonderfull he truley is, too show such caring at a young age is so terrific. I will allways remember what you told us here today. ty so much for your thoughts and prayers.
Dear Milford Grandfather,
I'm sorry it has taken me so long to reply to you. Just so you know, my little one still says a prayer for Riley every night and still has his picture with him. I'm not quite sure why this has affected him in the way that it has. As for myself and the rest of my family goes, we still think about Riley everyday and hope that your family is coping.
JJM

Macon, GA

#100 Oct 25, 2009
It saddens me to read about these things with children. I have three that I worry about all the time. My mother raised me to be extremely curious and cautious to put safety as my number one priority. When I got married, I finally realized how so many people aren't raised this way. My wife has been terrible at avoiding accidents. Her parents house burned down when she was a kid, due to carelessness. And she had plenty of accidents of her own as a kid due to parent's stupidity.

Knock on wood, I have been very good at catching all kinds of potentially serious hazards before accidents occurred. She used to leave the iron plugged in and ON. She left the hair dryer plugged into the wall, it fell from the sink and turned on. Luckily I was around when these things happened.

My experience has taught me that most of the accidents with children can easily be prevented with education and awareness. The kind they teach in school isnt good enough. Those corny tv programs dont sink in. When I almost burned a field, the kitchen, and pounded 22 bullets with a hammer when I was a small kid, I saw the scary side of it. I was damn lucky to put out a field fire myself at 10 years old before it got real serious. Kids dont know because they are not taught well enough, and they need to actually "SEE" consequences to understand. If someone gets in a bad wreck, kids need to see it. If someone is lying on their deathbed, kids need to see it.

Dont get me wrong. I sympathize with anyone who loses a child in any way. But, we cannot do foolish things like blaming God and others. We should look at ourselves and take responsibility for it. And make damn sure we educated others. If I lived that far above ground, I wouldnt have a screen in the window. I would think it be obvious why you wouldn't. But if I had to do something like that, I would let my kid stick his head out the window and show him just what would happen if he played around that window.

Bad parenting is the reason why so many child safety products are out. And its the reason why baby walkers went from being a good product to a crappy one. I used the old walkers that could roll 10mph. My babies never flipped because I made sure it wasnt possible. Stupid parents that dont pay attention are the reason walkers have those pads on them, and they dont move well at all. Babies hate the new walkers.

So if a baby sends his walker down a flight of stairs, you ban a product?? No. You ban the parent and label them unfit.
Milford resident

Milford, NH

#101 Oct 25, 2009
too jjm, I gather by what you said, that u are trying too label my daughter a bad parent. You don't know her, and are obviously uninformed. There was a screen in the window, she left the room for 1 minute to go get him what he wanted, he leaned against the screen too see outside and the screen popped out and he feel. You can't have safety bars on the window, cause the fire departments say they are a hazard if they should need to get in too the house due too fire. yes, there are things that could have been done too block the windows during the day when kids are up, and parents are home, but sometimes you just don't realize that the child may try too peer out the wimdow.
The first thing people wanna do, is blame the parent, even if the parent is an excellent parent. Unlike your experiences, my kids never set fire too anything, or pounded on bullets as a child. The never stole anything, did drugs, or caused anyone any trouble, but you come here with your experiences when you were young etc... and think that has anything too do with this at all.
If you have any children, which i doubt you do, you would understand that, " accidents", happen, sometimes you can forsee it, and try too prevent it. Other times, you don't see a potential problem, and an accident happens. That is why they are called accidents... You come in here, and say hurtfull things about my daughter, and you have no clue. I have lost a grandson, i have suffered along with my daughter, and family, and we gotta come in here and read stupid shit like you just wrote.. Read your letter again, if you don't see that the person who wrote this is the one with the problem, then you truely are allready lost/ as for god, some people like too blame him. i do not blame him, an accident is not god's fault.. I raised 5 children, i have 7 grandkids, and i am # 11 of 13 children my parents had. they were married for 47 yrs, i have been married for 22 yrs, we were raised right, and so were my kids, judging by your words you wrote, it seems too me, that any kids that are allowed too set a feild on fire, bang bullets with a hammer, are probably the ones who were raised wrong. take another look at your life, and realize that NONE of that stuff ever happened in my life too my family as a kid, and NONE of that stuff every happened too my kids, in there lives, through 22 yrs of marriage, my oldest being 32 now, and maybe then you will begin too see that it was you and your child hood that was bad parenting, not me. I am a good father/grandfather, and i'll not allow you too come in her with your lame ass story, of unfit parenting, and allow you too try and call my daughter, or myself an unfit parent, when your own words prove who is and was the unfit parent. Your opinion, no longer means shit, cause you allready PROVED WITH YOUR OWN WORDS, THAT YOUR PARENTS WERE THE UNFIT ONES , if you were allowed to do what you said you did.!!!!!!!!! Nuff said !!!!!!!!!. What you said was un-called for, and hurtfull. I have no respect for you at all. In fact, i feel sorry for you...
Ron

Billerica, MA

#102 Oct 25, 2009
Milford resident wrote:
too jjm, I gather by what you said, that u are trying too label my daughter a bad parent. You don't know her, and are obviously uninformed. There was a screen in the window, she left the room for 1 minute to go get him what he wanted, he leaned against the screen too see outside and the screen popped out and he feel. You can't have safety bars on the window, cause the fire departments say they are a hazard if they should need to get in too the house due too fire. yes, there are things that could have been done too block the windows during the day when kids are up, and parents are home, but sometimes you just don't realize that the child may try too peer out the wimdow.
The first thing people wanna do, is blame the parent, even if the parent is an excellent parent. Unlike your experiences, my kids never set fire too anything, or pounded on bullets as a child. The never stole anything, did drugs, or caused anyone any trouble, but you come here with your experiences when you were young etc... and think that has anything too do with this at all.
If you have any children, which i doubt you do, you would understand that, " accidents", happen, sometimes you can forsee it, and try too prevent it. Other times, you don't see a potential problem, and an accident happens. That is why they are called accidents... You come in here, and say hurtfull things about my daughter, and you have no clue. I have lost a grandson, i have suffered along with my daughter, and family, and we gotta come in here and read stupid **** like you just wrote.. Read your letter again, if you don't see that the person who wrote this is the one with the problem, then you truely are allready lost/ as for god, some people like too blame him. i do not blame him, an accident is not god's fault.. I raised 5 children, i have 7 grandkids, and i am # 11 of 13 children my parents had. they were married for 47 yrs, i have been married for 22 yrs, we were raised right, and so were my kids, judging by your words you wrote, it seems too me, that any kids that are allowed too set a feild on fire, bang bullets with a hammer, are probably the ones who were raised wrong. take another look at your life, and realize that NONE of that stuff ever happened in my life too my family as a kid, and NONE of that stuff every happened too my kids, in there lives, through 22 yrs of marriage, my oldest being 32 now, and maybe then you will begin too see that it was you and your child hood that was bad parenting, not me. I am a good father/grandfather, and i'll not allow you too come in her with your lame **** story, of unfit parenting, and allow you too try and call my daughter, or myself an unfit parent, when your own words prove who is and was the unfit parent. Your opinion, no longer means ****, cause you allready PROVED WITH YOUR OWN WORDS, THAT YOUR PARENTS WERE THE UNFIT ONES , if you were allowed to do what you said you did.!!!!!!!!! Nuff said !!!!!!!!!. What you said was un-called for, and hurtfull. I have no respect for you at all. In fact, i feel sorry for you...
Parents and relatives of this poor child: why do you even read this forum? Life is too short. Unlike some of the supposedly sad stories in The Sun (druggie shootings etc.) THIS story of the child falling is just awful. God bless this kid.
Milford resident

Milford, NH

#103 Oct 26, 2009
thank you ron. and yes you are right.sometimes u just happen too see the post, and u just have too respond. because my daughter is a good mom, and because i love her, is why i said something. but i guess, it is time too leave this page now, i only stayed because of all you good people who have understood, and sent sympothies. Up until now, it was helpfull. but i can see that some people just don't care. ty again ron, and may god bless all.
patricks mom

Peabody, MA

#104 Oct 26, 2009
JJM wrote:
It saddens me to read about these things with children. I have three that I worry about all the time. My mother raised me to be extremely curious and cautious to put safety as my number one priority. When I got married, I finally realized how so many people aren't raised this way. My wife has been terrible at avoiding accidents. Her parents house burned down when she was a kid, due to carelessness. And she had plenty of accidents of her own as a kid due to parent's stupidity.
Knock on wood, I have been very good at catching all kinds of potentially serious hazards before accidents occurred. She used to leave the iron plugged in and ON. She left the hair dryer plugged into the wall, it fell from the sink and turned on. Luckily I was around when these things happened.
My experience has taught me that most of the accidents with children can easily be prevented with education and awareness. The kind they teach in school isnt good enough. Those corny tv programs dont sink in. When I almost burned a field, the kitchen, and pounded 22 bullets with a hammer when I was a small kid, I saw the scary side of it. I was damn lucky to put out a field fire myself at 10 years old before it got real serious. Kids dont know because they are not taught well enough, and they need to actually "SEE" consequences to understand. If someone gets in a bad wreck, kids need to see it. If someone is lying on their deathbed, kids need to see it.
Dont get me wrong. I sympathize with anyone who loses a child in any way. But, we cannot do foolish things like blaming God and others. We should look at ourselves and take responsibility for it. And make damn sure we educated others. If I lived that far above ground, I wouldnt have a screen in the window. I would think it be obvious why you wouldn't. But if I had to do something like that, I would let my kid stick his head out the window and show him just what would happen if he played around that window.
Bad parenting is the reason why so many child safety products are out. And its the reason why baby walkers went from being a good product to a crappy one. I used the old walkers that could roll 10mph. My babies never flipped because I made sure it wasnt possible. Stupid parents that dont pay attention are the reason walkers have those pads on them, and they dont move well at all. Babies hate the new walkers.
So if a baby sends his walker down a flight of stairs, you ban a product?? No. You ban the parent and label them unfit.
to jjm I can't believe how you think. My 3yr old fell out our window a few months before this poor little boy. It wasn't because how he was raised, he figured out how to unlock the window screen. No matter how well you raise your kids accidents to happen. No matter how much you child proof your home accidents do happen. No matter how often you tell a child not to do something, they still do it, especially a toddler. I raised three other children and nothing like this ever happened. Do you think we like living with the guilt and memories of that awful day? If your kid tripped and fell down the stairs is it because of your parenting skills? stupid question ha? Well thats how you sound.
Milford resident

Milford, NH

#105 Oct 26, 2009
patricks mom", Thank You for your response as well, I know we share a pain that " jjm" doesn't understand. best wishes, and hopes.
Sandy

Burlington, MA

#106 Oct 26, 2009
JJM wrote:
It saddens me to read about these things with children. I have three that I worry about all the time. My mother raised me to be extremely curious and cautious to put safety as my number one priority. When I got married, I finally realized how so many people aren't raised this way. My wife has been terrible at avoiding accidents. Her parents house burned down when she was a kid, due to carelessness. And she had plenty of accidents of her own as a kid due to parent's stupidity.
Knock on wood, I have been very good at catching all kinds of potentially serious hazards before accidents occurred. She used to leave the iron plugged in and ON. She left the hair dryer plugged into the wall, it fell from the sink and turned on. Luckily I was around when these things happened.
My experience has taught me that most of the accidents with children can easily be prevented with education and awareness. The kind they teach in school isnt good enough. Those corny tv programs dont sink in. When I almost burned a field, the kitchen, and pounded 22 bullets with a hammer when I was a small kid, I saw the scary side of it. I was damn lucky to put out a field fire myself at 10 years old before it got real serious. Kids dont know because they are not taught well enough, and they need to actually "SEE" consequences to understand. If someone gets in a bad wreck, kids need to see it. If someone is lying on their deathbed, kids need to see it.
Dont get me wrong. I sympathize with anyone who loses a child in any way. But, we cannot do foolish things like blaming God and others. We should look at ourselves and take responsibility for it. And make damn sure we educated others. If I lived that far above ground, I wouldnt have a screen in the window. I would think it be obvious why you wouldn't. But if I had to do something like that, I would let my kid stick his head out the window and show him just what would happen if he played around that window.
Bad parenting is the reason why so many child safety products are out. And its the reason why baby walkers went from being a good product to a crappy one. I used the old walkers that could roll 10mph. My babies never flipped because I made sure it wasnt possible. Stupid parents that dont pay attention are the reason walkers have those pads on them, and they dont move well at all. Babies hate the new walkers.
So if a baby sends his walker down a flight of stairs, you ban a product?? No. You ban the parent and label them unfit.
What kind of fairy tale life style are you living ?? Accidents happen you on the other hand are purposely trying to hurt someone with your words .You are a very very cruel person !!!
Franchise

Norwood, MA

#107 Oct 26, 2009
Mother To Riley wrote:
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This is unbelievable, do you have nothing better to do than criticize others? I will have you know that I have NEVER EVER in my life done one drug....NEVER!!! How many people can say that? Not many thats for sure. My kids were well taken care of, fed, clothed, never missed a day of school unless they had to (mainly for check-ups). They were not neglected. The police came into my house to make sure it wasn't a neglectful situation. And they found NOTHING. So before you go criticizing other Mom's who actually watch their children...U should stop and think maybe its ur life that sucks and not his.
Do you have another child under the same roof? While you busy typing on this post, you should watching your kid, instead. I wonder why your son fell of the window. Were you busy with the computer? You should be thinking about you dead son, not to get on the computer care about what people have to write. People have negative opinions when things like this happens. Can not help it.
Milford resident

Milford, NH

#108 Oct 26, 2009
And yet, another idiot heard from. why are you on the computer? where are your kids? in jail? never mind what this person just said, they aren't important too anyone.
Lynda

Billerica, MA

#109 Oct 26, 2009
This was a terrible accident. Every parent has turned their head for 30 seconds and that is all it takes. I hate bad parenting but this was just a terrible accident. I just can't compare it to trespassing in an abandoned mill and getting hurt or being involved in drugs and getting shot. This isn't like those other threads.
Occasionally accidents do happen and the person didn't deserve it.
Pray for this child's soul please.
patricks mom

Peabody, MA

#110 Oct 27, 2009
Milford resident wrote:
patricks mom", Thank You for your response as well, I know we share a pain that " jjm" doesn't understand. best wishes, and hopes.
I can't believe how stupid people are. Please tell your daughter we think about her often and still pray for her and your family.

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