Michael J. Mattison,

Michael J. Mattison, 44, of Sabin Street, Belchertown, Mass., passed away May 5, 2009, at Mary Lane Hospital.

Born Feb. 26, 1965, in Glens Falls, he is the son of Alfred Mattison Sr. of Putnam Station and Dianne Gallagher of Whitehall.

He was raised in Whitehall and Putnam Station and has resided in Belchertown for 26 years.

Michael was a musician, an experienced carpenter and wood worker and he loved the outdoors. He was a “big kid” who had a great sense of adventure and was very creative.

Besides his parents, he will be deeply missed by his three children, Jennifer Espeseth of Woodstock, Conn., Alexander and Breanna Mattison of Belchertown.

He also leaves a brother, Alfie Mattison, of Putnam Station and two beautiful grandchildren, Summer and Samantha Espeseth, and a grandmother, Sally Gallagher of Whitehall.

Michael was predeceased by his wife, Linda A. (Wedell) Mattison, in 2004.

Calling hours were held on Wednesday, May 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Beers & Story Belchertown Funeral Home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.





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