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Matthew Forrest Amorese

December 29, 2023

Knotts Island – Matthew Forrest Amorese, 44, passed away on December 29, 2023. Matt was born in Norfolk, Virginia on February 23, 1979. He worked for Verizon starting in the year 1999, and he went on to work there for the next 19 years.

Matt is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Amorese; two daughters, Madison and Kaydence Amorese; sisters, Jessica (Steven) Morrison-Slaughter and Joanne (Ricky) Bybee; Jerry Shaw; his in-laws, Tom and Susan Pittman; sister-in-law, Sarah (Kenny) Halstead; numerous nieces and nephews; his service dog Zoe, his new found dog best friend Shiloh, and finally Zeus, a dog who went everywhere with Matt until he got Zoe.

Matt was predeceased by his father, James Richard Amorese; his mother, Susan Amorese, and his brother John Richard Amorese.

He had many friends who loved him dearly and was known by many. Matt was the best dad a girl could ask for. He was taken from us too soon, he was loving, caring, supportive, and he gave the best advice in the world. If you needed to know what to do, he always had an answer.

One of his favorite things to do was cook. Matt would cook for his family every night and he would always have his daughters right next to him to be his assistant chefs. Not only would he cook delicious food, but he would also make sure the cooking process was fun for everyone. He also loved going on walks on the beach and boat rides. He always loved big, loud trucks, as evidenced by his jacked-up Suburban. He absolutely loved watching TV and movies, especially when his daughters joined him.

Matt would do anything for his daughters, he didn’t care what was in his way, he would be there in a millisecond to help his daughters. He was the lighthouse that guides us home, we are lost without him. He loved us like nothing else and we watched him help so many people. He was an inspiration to us. He was a once in a lifetime kind of person. He was as strong as the tide and to know him was to know the moon and the stars.

“During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

We will be having a celebration of life at a later date. Please share an expression of comfort with the family at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.