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Robert Matte Sr.

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Robert Michael Matte, Sr. 1950-2011 NORTH ADAMS Mr. Robert Michael Matte, Sr., 60 of 94 Summit Ave. North Adams, died Saturday January 22, 2011 at his home. He was born in Shoreham, Vt. on June 21, 1950, son of Romeo and Yvonne Page Matte. He attended the former Notre Dame Parochial School and Drury High School. Bob worked at Arnold Print Works and was employed in construction. He also worked at Berkshire Place in Pittsfield. In his younger years, he traveled around the country working in construction. He was a member of New Life Community Fellowship in Dalton. Bob was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Bob was a very generous person who worked behind the scenes to help family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, the former Wendy Amlaw, whom he married on May 11, 1985. Besides his wife, he leaves his son, Robert M. Matte Jr. of Cheshire and daughters Katheryn "Katie" Matte and Cassandra "Cassie" Matte of North Adams. He also leaves four grandchildren- Chelsea Waters, Tyler Matte, Robert M. Matte III, and Leyah Brown; and one great granddaughter- Micheline Waters; and three stepgrandchildren- Ashley LaBlue, Audrey LaBlue, and Saundra Holt. Bob is also survived by three brothers; John Matte and Noel Matte of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; and Richard Matte of Adams; and seven sisters- Francoise Matte of Eagle Bridge, N.Y.; Louise Weber of Buskirk, N.Y.; Suzanne Matte of Laconia, N.H.; Marie Ciuk of Petersburg, N.Y.; Diane Baczek of Plainville, Conn.; Christine Salvato of Adams; and Theresa Matte of Oxnard, Calif., and nieces and nephews. One sister and three brothers are deceased including Gisele Merrills; and Reginald, Yvon, and George Matte. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Robert Matte will be celebrated Saturday January 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. at New Life Community Fellowship, Hubbard Ave., Dalton. Burial will be in the spring in Clarksburg Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be to the Salvation Army in care of the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 24, 2011
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