WINCHENDON - Robert W. Mattson, 70, of 114 Ipswich Drive, died peacefully Wednesday morning, November 22, 2017, at his residence, with his family at his side.
He was born in Keene, NH on March 25, 1947, son of the late Edwin O. and Elizabeth (Whitcomb) Mattson and grew up in Fitzwilliam, NH. Bobby graduated from Monadnock High School in Swanzey, NH with the Class of 1965
Bob proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Navy and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Bob worked at many places of employment, including WW. Cross Co., Millipore, Teleflex and New Hampshire Ball Bearing. He was mostly known as a public servant, who worked as a police officer, ambulance driver, and mutual aide dispatcher.
Bob was a member of the American Legion Posts in Jaffrey, NH, Baldwinville and Winchendon. He enjoyed fishing and ice fishing and playing bingo. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
He leaves his wife of 52 years, Elaine T. (Gordon) Mattson; three children, Bobbi-Jo Mattson and her husband Dennis Baker of Royalston, Lisa Jones and her husband Kevin of Dallas, TX and Philip E. Mattson of Gardner; two sisters, Bonnie Jones and her husband Quentin and Jeanann Mattson and two brothers, Edwin Mattson Jr and his wife Sandra, all of Fitzwilliam, NH and Jean-Claude Therer and his wife Marie-Jean of Belgium, 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 27, 2017 at 10 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. The Rev. Jay Lillie will officiate.
Burial, with military honors, will follow at Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, Stallings Campus, 21 Murdock Avenue, Winchendon, MA 01475.