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Daniel H. Mattison

1930-2010 BENNINGTON Daniel Herbert Mattison, 80, passed away May 5, 2010, at his home in Greenfield, Iowa, with his family and hospice caretakers by his side.

Born Feb. 4, 1930, to Guy and Mabel Bently Mattison in Bennington, Daniel was raised and educated in Shaftsbury and North Bennington.

He joined the Navy and served his country from June of 1948 until May of 1952.

On May 2, 1953 Daniel was united in marriage to Rita Ann Hoyt. To this union five children were born, Robert, Douglas, Gary, Timothy and Terri. They lived in Shaftsbury and Arlington, Vt. until August of 2003, at which time they moved to Greenfield, and had lived in Greenfield since then.

Daniel was a carpenter square machine operator making Stanley Tools, at the Eagle, Square Plant in Shaftsbury for 39 years. He retired in 1992.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.

Daniel was a member of the American Legion for 40 years with Post No. 69 in Arlington, Vt., and Post No. 265 in Greenfield, and was also a member of the Shaftsbury Fire Department in Shaftsbury for ten years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rita Mattison, and brother, Donald Mattison.

He is survived by his four sons, Robert Mattison and wife, Debbie, of Vermont, Douglas Mattison and wife, Debra, of Arkansas, Gary Mattison of Greenfield, Iowa, and Timothy Mattison and wife, Sharon, of Vermont; one daughter, Terri Krawczyk and husband, Michael, of Greenfield; ten grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Scarey and husband, John, of North Bennington, Vt.; and other relatives and friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the or Hospice.

The STEEN FUNERAL HOME in Greenfield, Iowa is in charge of the professional arrangements. (641) 743-2621.

Published in Bennington Banner on May 6, 2010
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