• Marjorie A. Mattson
    March 04,2013

    Marjorie A. Mattson

    Marjorie A. Mattson

    BERLIN — Marjorie A. “Marge” Mattson, 92, formerly of Barre Town, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at her home on Cedar Drive, surrounded by her family.

    Born on Aug. 5, 1920, in Orange, she was the daughter of Forrest and Thelma (Gauthier) Eastman. She graduated from Goddard Seminary School.

    On Dec. 9, 1944, Marge married John K. Mattson. They resided in the Barre area. This past December, they celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.

    Marge was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with family, camping and traveling around in their motor home. One of her favorite things to do was baking and having family and friends over to enjoy it.

    She is survived by her husband, John Mattson, and a son, Allan Mattson, and his wife, Joyce, of Berlin; six grandchildren, Jodie Laquerre Rouleau, James Mattson, Mark Mattson, Lori Hebert Hanchett, Brad Mattson and Karen Liimatainen; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis Stone, and her husband, Howard, of Titusville, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Her son Kenneth Mattson and her parents predeceased her.

    Her private funeral service was held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre.

    The Rev. Richard Painchaude, former pastor of the East Barre Congregational Church, led the service, read the words of the hymn “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” and offered the committal prayers. Marge’s favorite hymns “Amazing Grace” was sung and “In the Garden” was played.

    Reflections were offered by nieces Debra Barnhart and Donna Nalette. Granddaughter Lori Hebert Hanchett read “My Grandmother,” a tribute that she had written.

    Interment followed in the Hope Cemetery in Barre. Bearers were grandsons Brad Mattson, Mark Mattson and Thomas Hanchett; nephew Todd Barnhart; and friend Rick LeBlanc.

    Contributions in her memory may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.

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