C atherine “Kate” Matteson passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at The Orchard Nursing Centre, North Granville, N.Y.
Kate was born on March 23, 1924 in Clarendon, Vermont the daughter of the late Frank W. and Rosamond (Thrasher) Martelle.
Kate married William “Pistol Pete” Matteson in 1941. He predeceased her 1991. Kate’s home always ran on an open door policy. The coffee pot was always on and she was happy to have anyone stop by for any reason. She loved to make homemade rolls to share with neighbors, friends and family. Kate was a wonderful mother and loved her family dearly. She also enjoyed parties. If there was a party Kate wanted to be there. In addition to her own children, she also considered her grandson Thomas “Buddy” Vogel like a son.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Kate was also predeceased by two sons: Willis and Theodore “Chick” and a daughter Patricia Devino. She was also predeceased by 13 of her 15 siblings: Douglas, Clarence, Nelson, Arthur, Louis, Paul, Francis, Thomas, Harriet Miller, Florence Monroe, Gertrude Haskins and Helen Jones. She is survived by her son William Matteson and his wife Linda of Wells, Vt., daughter Nancy Vogel and her husband Ted, her brother LeRoy Martelle of Rutland and sister Mary Smith of North Granville. Catherine was blessed with 11 grandchildren: Gary, James and Eric Mead, Brandy Lee Matteson, Jason Matteson, Kim Standard, Johanna DeKalb, Kathryn Matteson, Terry Vogel, Joe Matteson and Thomas Vogel as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Robert M. King Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Flower presiding.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Granville Rescue Squad, POB 153, Granville, N.Y.