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Malcolm J. Mattison

July 30, 1928 September 14, 2006
Malcolm J. Mattison
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Malcolm James Mattison St. Albans - Malcolm James Mattison, 78, a resident of this area since 1966, passed away on Thursday September 14, 2006, at the Haven Health Care Facility with his loving family at his side, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Kingsbury, New York on July 30, 1928, the son of the late William B. and Melvina K. (Menelle) Mattison. On April 9, 1950, in Hudson Falls, New York he married the former Audrey Joan Harder, who survives him. Malcolm graduated from the Hudson Falls High School. On July 30, 1946, he entered the United States Navy and served during World War II where he received the World War II Victory Medal and the China Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on May 19, 1950. From 1950 to 1954 he worked for the U.S. Navy as a sanctioned machinist. From 1954 until 1960, Malcolm worked as a Tool & Die Maker for the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Corporation in Connecticut, in 1960 he worked for the Bliss Corporation in Portland, Maine and in 1965 he was a supervisor for Arde, Incorporated in New Jersey. In 1966, Malcolm came to Vermont where he held several positions including, Methods Planner, research and development, Prototype Mfg. and a Class A Model Maker with the General Electric Plant in Burlington, until his retirement in 1990. Malcolm was very patriotic, proud of his heritage, was a history buff and enjoyed the many fishing outings with his family. He was a Life member of Green Mountain Post # 1, American Legion, Robert E. Glidden Post # 758, Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Seneca Lodge # 40, F &AM of Milton, the Mt. Sinai Temple #3, AAONMS, and was a volunteer for the Toys for Tots. Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Audrey of St. Albans, their five sons; William E. Mattison and his wife, Sandra of St. Albans, Malcolm J. Mattison, Jr. of St. Albans, Edward R. Mattison and his companion, Carla Walton of Swanton, Arthur R. Mattison of Claremont, New Hampshire and Ellis L. Mattison and his wife, Aleta of St. Albans, their two daughters; Connie Rockwood and her husband, Jim of Eden, Vermont and Linda Shrack and her husband, William of St. Albans, their eleven grandchildren; Scott A. Rockwood, Jay S. Rockwood, Edward R. Mattison, Jr., Robert J. Mattison, Kalyn D. Mattison, Arthur R. Mattison, Jr., Mariah M. Mattison, Bret J. Mattison, Chris A. Mattison, Deana M. Mattison and Elizabeth M. Shrack, one great-grandson; Jacob W. Rockwood, his five sisters; Katherine Londrigan of Hudson Falls, New York, Marion Fuller of South Glens Fall, New York, Jeannine Matthews of Hudson Falls, New York, Marilyn Phillips and her husband, Robert of Fort Edward, New York and Anna Harder of Glens Falls, New York, his two brothers; William Mattison of Granville, New York and Ellis Mattison and his wife, Joyce of Gansvoort, New York and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Malcolm was predeceased by his brothers; Louis Edward, Sonny, Luther, David and Alfred Mannelle and his in-laws; Edward and Alma (Morgan) Harder. A funeral service will be held on Monday September 18, 2006, at 11:00 A.M. in the Heald Funeral Chapel, 87 South Main Street with the Reverend Charles Kuthe, Pastor of the Georgia Plain Baptist Church officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery. Malcolm’s family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home. Seneca Lodge # 40 will hold their ritualistic service on Sunday at 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center, Oncology Department, 215 North Main Street, White River, Vermont 05009. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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