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DOLORES H. MATTESON - GILBERT, Ariz. - Dolores (Delly) H. Matteson, 83, died April 7, 2012, in Gilbert Ariz., surrounded by family. She was born May 24, 1928, in Woonsocket, R.I., daughter of Arthur and Alida (Cadorette) Marchand. She graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1945 and Rhode Island College in 1949. She taught elementary school in Rhode Island and Vermont for many years. On Nov. 11, 1950, she married Herbert G. Matteson, who predeceased her on Oct. 23, 2003. While living in Pittsford, she was a member of the St. Alphonsus Parish Women's Sodality. She later became a member of Christ the King Church and choir in Rutland. After her husband's death, she moved to the Pines Senior Living Community in South Burlington, where she became a member of St. John Vianney Parish. Survivors include daughters, Nancy Taylor of Gilbert, Ariz., Elizabeth Milizia of South Burlington; sons, William Matteson of Rutland, and Robert Matteson of Oakland Park, Fla.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and her sister, Theresa Sullivan of Lincoln, R.I. She was predeceased by her brother, Arthur Marchand Jr. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. April 21, 2012, at Christ the King Church in Rutland, followed by a graveside service at 1 p.m. April 22, 2012, at Blackstone Cemetery in Blackstone, Mass. A celebration of her life will take place on April 27, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at the Pines Senior Living Residences, 5 Aspen Dr., South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to , 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014, www.hov.org.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 19, 2012
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