Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

January 6, 2013

OBITUARY: John G. Matte

Mineral Wells Index

John G. Matte, 68, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, at Albany Medical Center surrounded by family. He resided on Rogers Avenue with his wife Helen.

John was born on Aug. 8, 1944, in St. Alberts, Canada, son of the late Romeo and Yvonne (Page) Matte. He was employed at Eagle Bridge Machine Shop as a machinist before retiring in 1993.

John was a member of the Eagles Club, the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad, and a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. He enjoyed fishing, camping with family, woodworking, and playing cards and dominoes. He was considered by many to be “Mr. Fix-It.”

Survivors other than his wife Helen include daughter Lisa Derosia (William) of Mineral Wells, TX; son William (Lisa) of Rome, NY; two brothers: Richard of North Adams, MA, and Noel Matte of Hoosick Falls; seven sisters: Francoise Matte of Eagle Bridge, NY, Suzanne Matte of NH, Louise Weber of Buskirk, NY, Marie Ciuk or Petersburg, NY, Diane Baczek of CT, Christine Salvato of Adams, MA, and Theresa Matte of CA; two brothers-in-law: William Starr of Mineral Wells, and Ervin Starr of Cambridge, NY; one sister-in-law: Francis Grant of White Creek; three granddaughters: Kaitlin (Derosia) Blackwell, Sarah (Derosia) Houser, and Rebecca Matte; three great-grandchildren: Jayce, Rance, and Clancy Houser; and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.  

He was pre-deceased by a sister, Gisele Merrills; four brothers: George, Reggie, Yvon, and Robert; and one brother-in-law: Bob Starr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, Dec. 24, at 11:30 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls.  

Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hoosick Falls.

Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls on Monday from 9 a.m.-11a.m. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.