It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Mathieu Henri Rios-Tulloch, 37, of Tucson, Arizona. Mat has been a staple of kindness in his community and could always be relied upon to bring joy to others with his tacit yet direct sarcasm. Our community lost Mathieu on Sunday, January 23rd, 2022.
Mat was born on September 30th, 1984, to Ralph Rios and Terri Tulloch in Tucson, Arizona. As quickly as Mat learned to walk, he learned to play and fell in love with music. Even as early as elementary school Mat pushed to play saxophone so long as he could physically hold the instrument. Not long after, Mat’s love grew with guitar as he was able to play Yellowcard and The Offspring by ear. Mat’s love of music was driven by an underlying desire to be with and help people. After Mat graduated from Sahuaro High School in 2004, he went on to study at Pima Community College and later received his EMT license.
While spending a profession moving around and finding new ways to experience life with people, Mat was excited to be building a career in the restaurant industry. Although Mat continued to foster his passion as a singer and songwriter, he developed a second passion for cooking and finding new flavors for his friends and family. Mat has spent a lifetime sharing all his love and passion with everyone.
Mat is a part of a large family who will deeply miss how predictably he would poke fun at everything and always bring a laugh when it was needed most. Mat is survived by three sisters, Lisa Sorrell and husband Miles, Nichole Rios Ransom and Robert Barone, and Lyla Tulloch; two brothers Paul Rios and wife Dionne, and Austin Rios and wife Elizabeth; eleven nieces and nephews, Raychel Rosas, David Rios, Sarra Rios, Joseph Martinez, Jayson Bates, Morgan Bishop, Becca Ransom, Colton Ransom, Cloud Sorrell, Gavin Rios, and Claire Rios; and his parents Ralph Rios and Terri Tulloch.
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