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Reginald R. Matte Sr.

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Reginald R. Matte Sr., 66, died Tuesday June 7, 2005, at his residence on Pine Valley Road. He resided there with his son Gary Matte.

Reggie was born on Feb. 14, 1939, in St. Alberts, Ontario, Canada, son of the late Romeo and Yvonne (Page) Matte. Reggie was educated at schools in Sherman, Vt., and North Adams, Mass. He was employed as a truck driver at Rouse Trucking Company in Cannan. He enjoyed the time he spent with his family.

Survivors include three daughters, Regina Trahan of Glen Allen, Va., Joleen Matte of Newport, R.I. and Jena Matte of Hoosick Falls; five sons, Reginald R. Matte Jr. of Hoosick, Gary Matte of Hoosick Falls, Marcel Matte of York, Pa., Maurice Matte of Hoosick Falls and Jeremy Matte of Portsmouth, R.I.; eight sisters Giselle Merrils, Francoise Matte, Louise Weber, Susan Matte, Marie Ciuk, Christine Salvato, Diane Baczek and Theresa Matte; five brothers, John, Yvon, Richard, Robert and Noel Matte; also survived by eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Reggie is predeceased by a grandson and a brother, George Matte.

Funeral service will be Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street. Burial will follow the mass at the Center White Creek Cemetery in Eagle Bridge.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to an educational fund for his daughter Jena, c/o Trustco Bank., 47 Main St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y., 12090.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 10, 2005
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