December 12, 1946 — May 19, 2019
HAGUE — Richard Joseph Mattison Jr., 72, of Hague, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Ticonderoga, Dec. 12, 1946, he was the son of the late Richard Sr. and Virginia (Eichen) Mattison.
Richard was a lifetime resident of Ticonderoga and Hague, having moved to Hague in 1999.
He was employed by the International Paper Co. of Ticonderoga as a millwright for many years and was a member of the Company's Quarter Century Club.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Vietnam War in Special Forces, and was awarded the purple heart and numerous other medals.
He was a member of the American Legion #224, the V.F.W. #146, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #1494, all of Ticonderoga.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Susan F. (Smith) Mattison; four children, Richard J. “Rick” Mattison III (Shannon) of Stafford, Virginia, David Jordon (Karla) of Hague, Amy Reeves of Ticonderoga and Joanna Knight (Domonic) of Ticonderoga; one brother, Robert Mattison of North Carolina; and two sisters, Gloria Waters of Castleton and Brenda Cudd of Ticonderoga. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by one brother, Jack Mattison.
Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.
A funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at the First United Methodist Church of Ticonderoga. The Rev. Skip Trembley will officiate.
Interment with military honors will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.wilcoxandreganfuneralhome.com.
Donations in Richard's memory may be made to the American Legion Post #224, 104 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga, NY 12883; or the V.F.W. #146, 12 Shore Airport Road, Ticonderoga, NY 12883; or Friends Comforting Friends, 25 Steamboat Landing, Ticonderoga, NY 12883.