May 25, 2015 12:00 AM

Manchester family hopes heroin overdose can lead others to rehabilitation

MANCHESTER - A Manchester family is hoping to come to peace with 21-year-old Cody Romeo Vachon's death by heroin overdose through an honest obituary and a call to action.
Vachon is survived by his father, his daughter and a large extended family.
According to the family's obituary: "In his younger years Cody was very active, participating in Boys Scouts, Pop Warner football, and Little League. Later, he was passionate about deep sea fishing, adventures, bow hunting, and skateboarding. He enjoyed music and spending time with his friends, whom he considered his family. He will be remembered for his caring nature and his signature baseball cap."
He is also remembered as a loving and protective father.
The family does not want flowers, but has asked for donations to be made for Hope for NH Recovery, an organization dedicated to helping addicts recover.
You may remember a similar story from last month, when another Manchester family made a similar request when remembering a young woman's overdose.
Like the Vachons, the family hoped that if nothing else, its loved one's death could serve as a sobering message to other addicts.


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