SPRINGFIELD - Mitchel G. Matulonis, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center.
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He was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Proctorsville, the son of George and Violet (Bressett) Matulonis, and attended Ludlow area schools.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
On Sept. 20, 1946, Mr. Matulonis married Dorothy E. Colburn in Weston. She died in 2011.
He was employed in assembly at Bryant Grinder Corp. in Springfield for 42 years, retiring in 1987. Earlier, he worked at Woodruff Motors and was co-owner of Matulonis Auto Body.
Mr. Matulonis was a member of United Methodist Church in Springfield, the Mens Fellowship and active in the Dave Wilkerson Outreach Ministry program.
He enjoyed Springfield Cosmos Basketball, was a Boston Celtics fan and an avid runner, including participating in a 10K race with his son and grandson. He also enjoyed clearing his land and collecting coins.
Survivors include two sons, Greg of Weathersfield and Brad of Essex Junction; four siblings, Calla Soucy of Bellows Falls, Herman, Victor, both of Springfield, and Iggy of Ludlow; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Joe and Arthur.
The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, where friends may call from 10:30 a.m. prior to the service officiated by the Rev. Gerry Piper, pastor of United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church, 10 Valley St., Springfield, VT 05156.
Published in Rutland Herald from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2013