Press-Republican

November 10, 2009

George Mattoon


MALONE — George Mattoon, 77, of Malone, N.Y., died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone. He had been a patient there since Nov. 2.

Born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., Aug. 23, 1932, he was the son of the late Luther and Valida Bassett Mattoon.

He attended school in Dannemora for first to sixth, St. Joseph's Academy in Malone for seventh, Dannemora eighth, St. John's Plattsburgh ninth, MAI 10 to 12. He graduated high school in 1950 and worked at Donald Breyette's IGA. He attended Plattsburgh Business Institute, graduating in 1953, went to work at Clinton Correctional as a clerk-typist in June of 1953. Resigned from Clinton Prison in July of 1956 and went to work for the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base as a clerk-typist in Base Supply, working his way up to management and systems officer. He retired on Jan. 1, 1988.

He was a communicant of St. John Bosco Church in Malone. He was a fourth-degree member of the Malone Knights of Columbus. He was also financial secretary and editor of the monthly newsletter. He was a member of St. Joseph's Home and School Club and was past president and vice president, a member of the Dannemora High School Board of Education and was past president. He was ordained a deacon on Oct. 1, 1988, and served at St. Joseph's parish in Dannemora for eight years. He enjoyed writing poems, woodworking, computers and was an avid New York Yankee's fan. He had a love for horses, owning two in the early 1950s.

On July 25, 1953, he was united in marriage to the former Marilyn Joyce Brunelle at St. Joseph's Church in Dannemora. She predeceased him on Feb. 6, 1995. On Aug. 2, 1996, he was united in marriage to the former Eileen Besaw Coryea, widow of Deacon Ronald Coryea, at St. John Bosco Church in Malone by the Rev. Rolland Menard. She survives. He then moved to Malone in 2001, he purchased a winter home in a senior park in Clearwater, Fla., where he and Eileen spent their winter months. He greatly loved his family and extended family. He will be missed and loved by all of them.

Along with his wife, Eileen, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, David George and Dawn Mattoon of Dannemora; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Nancy Anne Mattoon and her husband, Ross Jackson of Rouses Point, Linda Jean Roberts and her fiancé, Tom Tarka of Bloomingdale, N.Y., Rose Marie and Allan Parker of West Chazy, N.Y., and Jill Elaine Drollette of Dannemora; three stepsons and their wives, Andrew and Robin Coryea of Jacksonville, Fla., Daniel and Delores Coryea of Turlock, Calif., and David and Janis Coryea of Yuba City, Calif.; five stepdaughters and their spouses, Joanne and Danny Dennis of Ghent, N.Y., Anne and Lloyd Marlowe of Malone, Diana Grant of Malone, Deborah and Ron Kaufmann of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Michelle and William Bronner V of Malone; 13 grandchildren, Heather Price, Brad and Ryan Roberts, Tom Willette, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Matthew and Kalob Drollette, Jonathan and Jennilyn Mattoon, Leslie, Douglas and Bryant Lewis; 22 step-grandchildren, Monica Coryea, Cindy Gentry, Angela Mandarino, Nicole Coryea, Melany Bunting, Ruth Coryea, Benjamin Wilder, Carrie Vaughn, Rachele Robinson, Steven Wilder, Kellie Soper, Jared Grant, Heather Esquilin, Chris Brooks, Stephanie, Angela and Michael Dennis, Katie and Lauren Marlowe and Brooke, Morgan and William VI. Bronner; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents and his first wife, he was predeceased by one brother, John Mattoon.

Calling hours will be Friday from 9 until 11 a.m. at St. John Bosco Church in Malone. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. John Bosco Church. Burial will be in the new St. Joseph's Cemetery in Dannemora.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Cancer Society.

Arrangements are through the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Service, Inc. of Malone, N.Y.