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Matthew J. Gates "Bubba"

Matthew J. "Bubba" Gates, 27, a resident of Carver Street in Bennington died unexpectedly Sunday October 13, 2013 at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. He was born in Bennington, VT April 23, 1986. He was the son of Kevin Russell and Jennifer (Gates) Hunt. Matt received his education in Bennington and attended Mount Anthony Union High School. Matt had been employed at Green Mountain Pre-stain and had also worked at Steve's Supreme Tree Service. He enjoyed 4 wheeling, hot rods, Chevy trucks and going to car shows. He also loved his tattoos, listening to music and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed spending time with his uncle Mike and his cousin Travis. Survivors include his mother and step father, Jennifer and Stanley Hunt of Bennington. His father Kevin Russell of North Bennington; His maternal grandparents Mickey and Carol Gates of Bennington, paternal grandparents Ralph and Sylvia Wideawake of Hoosick Falls, NY, his step grandparents, Stanley and Carol Hunt of Buskirk, NY. A special little girl that he loved dearly Hayleigh Hamilton and a god son Tyris Gates along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by an uncle Scott J. Gates. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Wednesday October 16, at 2:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Wednesday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. If friends desire contributions in memory of Matthew may be made to the family to help with expenses through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201


Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 15, 2013
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