Gabriel Mateo Domenech

October 16, 2023 - November 5, 2023

10/16/2023 - 11/05/2023

Past Services

Saturday November 11, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel
1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1112 | Directions
Funeral Service
Saturday November 11, 2023
12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel
1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1112 | Directions

Gabriel Mateo Domenech, son of Ivan Javier Domenech and Alexandra (Alex) Lambert Domenech, lived a short, happy life, constantly surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Monday, October 16, 2023 and left us for Heaven on Sunday, November 5, 2023.

Gabriel was a beautiful baby with a sweet disposition. He had a rare condition, called Thanatophoric Dysplasia, which is a form of Skeletal Dysplasia that meant his lungs were growing faster than his narrow chest cavity could support. Gabriel was not expected to survive birth, so all were very grateful for the precious gift of having three weeks to love on him, admire his sweet face and watch his siblings bond with him. He loved to listen to his brother, Zavier, sing and read books to him. Friends and family from near and far visited daily to meet Gabriel and spread their love.

Gabriel is survived by his parents, Ivan and Alex, sister, Jayda and brother, Zavier, along with a large family that includes his maternal grandmother, Tana Bartlett Campos and her husband, Aurelio Campos; his paternal grandmother, Diana Ruiz; his maternal grandfather, Gregory Lambert and his wife, Patricia Branagan Lambert; his uncles, Nicholas Lambert, Luis Domenech, his aunt Elizabeth Domenech; and great-grandparents Judith and Paul Garland, Harold and Pamela Lambert.

The entire family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, especially Dr. Medha, Shannon and the team of nurses who took care of Gabriel, as well as the Edmarc staff, who were available 24/7 with caring assistance. Special thanks to Brittney, Teresa and Amanda, who guided us through his three weeks of life and into the final breaths of little Gabriel.

In lieu of flowers, Gabriel’s parents request that you make a donation in Gabriel’s name to Edmarc Hospice for Children –

Visitation will take place on Saturday, November 11th from 10am-12pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home – 1801 Baltic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Funeral services will be held at 12pm, immediately following visitation at Altmeyer Funeral Home with Peter Daley officiating.

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Ellen-Sue Ryan
19 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as well as Gabriel. I’m sure he is safe in God’s loving kingdom.

Jody Evans
22 days ago


Bear and Patricia Harris
24 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of loss!

Brigitte Severin
24 days ago

Love and prayers for Sweet Baby Gabriel.

Boykin Jordan
25 days ago

I am deeply sorrowed by Gabriel’s passing. He has touched many in ways that are beyond our understanding. Please continue to trust in God!

Smith Sylvia
25 days ago

So sorry for your loss
.have known alex since she was a baby. You are always in our hearts. May the lord bless and keep you. Love Sylvia candy and Valerie.

Joy and Albert Pasquali
26 days ago

I came for a short while but I must return to my home with God and Jesus Christ, our Savior. Thank you for loving me with all “your might”
I gave it my all but I can do no more.

Cathy Gustin
26 days ago

The angel came for reasons we may not understand; A journey brief, with gifts so great, and guided by God’s hand. So, rest now tiny angel, your work on earth is through; In the beauty of God’s perfect love we saw His gift in you.

Mark, Sharon & Molly Chase
26 days ago

We are so sorry for the loss of beautiful Gabriel. Our hearts are with you at this difficult time and always.

Danielle Bowman
26 days ago

These are my footprints,

So perfect and so small.

These tiny footprints,

Never touched the ground at all.

Not one tiny footprint,

For now I have my wings.

These tiny footprints were meant

For other things.

You will hear my tiny footprints,

In the patter of the rain.

Gentle drops like angel’s tears,

Of joy and not from pain.

You will see my tiny footprints,

In each butterfly’s lazy dance.

I’ll let you know I’m with you,

If you just give me a chance.

You will see my tiny footprints,

In the rustle of the leaves.

I will whisper names into the wind,

And call each one that grieves.

Most of all, these tiny footprints,

Are found on mommy’s heart.

‘Cause even though I’m gone now,

We’ll NEVER truly part.

Tamara Barker