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GREENFIELD, Iowa -- Rita Hoyt Mattison, formerly of Shaftsbury and Arlington,Vt., currently of Greenfield, Iowa, passed away among her family after a short illness on Sept. 24, 2007. She was born on April 14, 1933.

Rita is the wife of Daniel Mattison, formerly of Shaftsbury and Arlington, Vt., currently of Greenfield, Iowa, they were married for 54 years. Rita and Dan have four sons, Robert Mattison of Arlington, Vt., Douglas Mattison of Marianna, Ark., Gary Mattison of Greenfield, Timothy Mattison of Arlington, Vt., and one daughter, Terri Krawczyk, formerly of Bennington, Vt., and currently of Greenfield. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren Caitlin Mattison, Brian, Bonnie Leigh, Chrystal, JD, Amber Mattison, Ryan Mattison, Kimberly Smith, Patricia and Jason Krawczyk and seven great-grandchildren. Rita is predeceased by her mother and father, Mary and Frank Hoyt of Shaftsbury; two brothers, Fred and George Hoyt. She is survived by siblings Eileen Luke, Mary Holden, Francis Hoyt and Leon Hoyt. Rita graduated from North Bennington High School in 1951 and served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1953. She was a long-time member of the American Legion in Arlington and Greenfield. Rita will be remembered for her joyful spirit and the care that she took of her family.

There will be memorial service on Oct. 10, 2007 at 7 p.m. at St John the Baptist Catholic Church in North Bennington. All family and friends are welcome to attend.

All monetary contributions can be made in Rita’s name to the Greater Regional Home Care and Hospice, 1715 West Prairie St, Suite 3, Creston, Iowa 50801.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 27, 2007
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