Matthew Ratelle
FUNERAL HOME
Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
2013 Broadway
Watervliet, NY
Ratelle, Matthew PETERSBURGH Matthew Ratelle, 40, died Thursday, December 20, 2012 after an incredibly courageous fight following a hit-and-run accident on September 3, 2012. Matthew was bicycling when he was struck by a car and left in critical condition. Matt-hew and his family recently relocated from Bennington, Vt., to Petersburgh, while bidding on their new home. Matthew was a graduate of Chicopee High School and Springfield Community College in Massachusetts. He was employed at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in the radiology department since 1995, and was also a per diem technician with Insight Imaging Pet CT since 2007. Matthew's family and friends will always remember him as the gentleman that he was, with his beautiful eyes, long eyelashes and infectious smile. He was the go-to person, always having the right answers and being happy to help. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, tennis, bicycling, and playing a good game of cards, but his true passion was his family. Matthew leaves behind his wife and soulmate, Jennifer (Ritoch) Ratelle; children, Kylie, Connor, and a baby on the way; his parents, Gerald and Helen (Partyka) of Chicopee; his brother, Jay Ratelle, and sister-in-law, Kim (Kuta); nephew and godson, Hunter, and niece, Kylie, of Chicopee; his sister, Missy (Ratelle) Broxton, and brother-in-law, Fred; niece, Lyndsey, and nephew, Trevor, of Enfield, Conn.; his father and mother-in-law, Edward and Sheila Ritoch of Pittstown, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, corner of Eagle Street and Madison Avenue, Albany. Relatives and friends are invited and may visit with Matthew's family on Sunday, December 23, 2012 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ratelle Family Trust, to benefit his children, in care of the funeral home office. Visit parkerbrosmemorial.com for directions, to light a candle and for condolence book.
Published by Albany Times Union from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2012.
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My husband and I were the second to encounter Matthew at the scene of the accident and also second to call for help. Since that tragic morning, we have kept Matthew in our prayers. We have been moved deeply and have kept all of those close to Matthew in our hearts. Our most deep sympathies and sadness to learn of Matthew's passing.
Libby and Tom Porter
January 1, 2013
Words cannot express how honored I am to have known Matt. May his love keep you in peace.
Dawn Hoyt
December 26, 2012
Our deepest sympathies. May God be at your side during this difficult time.
Fred and Dorothy Pokrzywa
December 26, 2012
Dear Jerry Helen and family,We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Matt. Please know that our thoughts and prayers our with you during this most difficult time.Love Ken and Holly Pandolfi
Kenneth Pandolfi
December 26, 2012
Helen and Gerry,
Sorry for your loss, God doesn't ask if we agree with his plans.Myself I was at a loss without Charlie and
Steven but I now am grateful for the years that God allowed me with both of them. You will be able to deal with this in time. Peace, Blessings and love to you and your family, Dot Beam and Family
December 25, 2012
Jerry, Jay, my Mom just told me. I can't belive it. He will be missed. I'll remember all the good times we had snowmobiling. Stay strong, Scott Clark.
December 25, 2012
Sorry for your loss and please know that you all are in my prayers.
Jose Rivera
December 24, 2012
May his memory forever be a blessing.
Jeff Suitor
December 24, 2012
To the entire Ratelle Family, our thoughts, prayers and love are with you during this difficult time. Love The Hevey Family.
December 24, 2012
I was once told that those who are loved never really die, for they are kept live by the hearts of those who love them. Matt was loved by so many, we from the radiology program at SVC will miss his wisdom and his guidance.
Linda Lippacher
December 23, 2012
Jennifer: we are so sorry.
Pam Santandera
December 23, 2012
Dear Helen&Jerry- Our hearts break for you both.We are so sorry for you loss. Sincerely, Dave&Lori purcell
Lori&Dave Purcell
December 23, 2012
The world is diminished with Matt's loss. Heaven has gained a powerful angel. My prayers, my thoughts and my deepest sympathy to all of Matt's family. Most sincerely,
Georgy Curtis,RN, SVMC
December 23, 2012
No words can tell you how much we share your sorrow.
John Alifano
December 22, 2012
Gerry, Helen & family,
I remember your family well, many years ago at hockey games our boys played together. You and your family have my sympathy. Always remember when you are hurting that Matt is in a better, perfect place and you will be together again, Jeanne O'Connor
December 22, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Quin McCray
December 22, 2012
My deepest sympathies.
Bill Baxter
December 22, 2012
To know him was to love him...
Phil/Marylou Young
December 22, 2012
So sorry for the loss of a great man.
Dave Mendrala
December 22, 2012
Gerry and Helen and family, My deepest sympathy to you all. I know that there are no words that will change anything but, please know that my children and I are sending you our love and prayers. Marian Matosky
December 22, 2012
Wishing you peace, comfort, and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Kim Moehler
December 22, 2012
Gerry Helen and family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this sorrowful time.But know in your hearts that you will see him again, as this is in God's plan.
Love and Prayers,
Dan and Peggy Case
December 22, 2012
Jerry and Helen:
Our condolences are with you especially during this holiday season.
Norm & Jane St. Amand, Surprise, AZ
December 22, 2012
A lovely tribute, a great loss. Our sympathies to you.
An Albany family
December 22, 2012
I did not know the "pleasure" of knowing Matt personally but all of the staff of SWVMC talked "very highly" of him.I know that he was in everyones prayers that worked at the hospital.May Gods` comfort and love be with all of his family.Annette Sausville(Housekeeping Ambassador at SWVMC)
Annette Sausville
December 22, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. We met Matthew only once but he left quite an impression. Our prayers are with you.
Bill and Rose Wolfe
December 22, 2012
We'll never our Dunlop Florist helper. We'll miss you Matt. Arleen and Rod Cambigue
Arleen Cambigue
December 22, 2012
Words can't express the saddness that I feel for Matt's Family and co-workers. I had the pleasure of knowing him, at the Hospital,and his kind, caring and outgoing personality, made everyone he came in contact with, at ease and enjoying their experience.
May you all find comfort in the many memories you shared and help you get through the most difficult days ahead. RIP Matt....It was a pleasure to know you..
December 22, 2012
Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.
The Staff of Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home
December 22, 2012
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time
Bill & Sandy Kuta
December 21, 2012
Uncle Jerry, Aunt Helen, Jay, Missy and Jennifer: Words cannot express our sympathy and sorrow for you at this time. We hope in time you find peace and comfort in the memories of Matthew. Our sincerest condolences.
Dave and Meaghan Pandolfi
Dave and Meaghan Pandolfi
December 21, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this most difficult time. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Rest in peace Matthew...
Karen Ferreira
December 21, 2012
Thoughts and prayers...
The Thomasini/Ball Family
December 21, 2012
Thoughts and prayers....
the thomasini/ball family
December 21, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the family during this time of grief. One day soon we will never again have to face the loss of our loved ones. For God will "wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more."
December 21, 2012
You are missed, "Guy." Our condolences to family.
Gretchen gundrum
December 21, 2012
Jay, Missy, Helen, & Jerry,
You have our deepest sympathies. May Matt rest in peace.
Michael Moriarty
December 21, 2012
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