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Steven Robert Mattison 1963-2008 BENNINGTON Steven Robert Mattison, 44, a former resident of Bennington, and more recently of Averill Park, N.Y. died unexpectedly Saturday August 16, 2008 at Saint Peter's Hospital in Albany, N.Y. Born Oct. 17, 1963 in Bennington, son of Gilbert "Bud" Mattison and Rhoda Welch Morton, Steve received his education in Bennington and was a 1983 graduate of Mount Anthony Union High School. For 18 years Steve was employed as a sawyer for Hankle Lumber in East Nassau, N.Y. Presently Steve was employed as an operating engineer at Callanan Industries in Cropseyville, N.Y. Steve enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, deer hunting, fishing and ice fishing with his brothers, nephews and nieces. He also enjoyed reading and carpentry. He was known for his kind and nurturing ways and for his ability to make people laugh. He was very mechanically gifted and could operate anything. He also enjoyed a party with friends and family, especially while watching a bonfire in the back yard. He leaves his fiancé, Tammy Denue, of Averill Park, N.Y.; his children, Laurie Marie Cluett and her husband, Stephen, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and Myles Roy Mattison and his fiancé, Katlin Balance, of Bennington; a stepson, Zachery Seyerlein, of Averill Park, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Alexander Lockwood Cluett and Isaiah Roy Mattison; his father, Gilbert "Bud" Mattison and his friend, Beverly Flynn, of Bennington; and his mother, Rhoda Morton, of Bennington; a sister, Brenda Mattison, of Bennington; three brothers, Richard Mattison and his wife, Merri, of Eagle Bridge, N.Y.; Bud Mattison and his wife, Gabrielle, of Hoosick, N. Y., and John Morton and his wife, Shannon, of Bennington; three brothers-in-law, John Denue and his wife, Saskia, Don Denue and his wife, Lisa, and Brian Denue and his wife, Shelly; his nieces and nephews, Jessica Reopell, Justin Aiken, Brandon, Tracey, Ellen and Lucas Mattison of Eagle Bridge, N.Y., Ethan Mattison of Bennington and Shaun Morton of Bennington, Christina Denue, Amanda Forquer, Alisha Denue, Brandon Forquer, Dominick Denue and Evan Denue; his mother-in-law to be, Ruth Denue; his former wife, Josie Gardner; and his former mother-in-law, Alice Slade; and several aunts and uncles. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held from the Shaftsbury Methodist Church on Friday, Aug. 22, 2008 at 10 a.m. with Rev. David Smith officiating. The burial will take place in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery in Bennington. Friends may call at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Steven Robert Mattison may be made to Tammy Denue for the educational fund for their grandchildren, Alexander Lockwood Cluett and Isaiah Roy Mattison through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 19, 2008
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