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(J.R.H. 224)

Offered by: Representative Miller of Shaftsbury.

Whereas, Bucky Mattison was a prominent and highly respected citizen of Shaftsbury, and

Whereas, after honorably serving in the United States Navy from 1947 until 1955, including war-time duty in Korea, he returned to his hometown where he subsequently resided for nearly 45 years, and

Whereas, Bucky Mattison’s quiet methodical advice was much sought after and admired in Shaftsbury, and

Whereas, when not attending to his laundromat and appliance business, he was often busily engaged in the affairs of municipal government, and

Whereas, Bucky Mattison sat on the Shaftsbury Prudential Committee for over 30 years and served for many years as its chair, and

Whereas, Bucky Mattison was also a past Shaftsbury Assistant Water Commissioner, and he fulfilled his responsibilities with the thoughtfulness and good humor that were his trademarks, and

Whereas, in recognition of his long and faithful service to Shaftsbury, he had earned the title of honorary mayor, and

Whereas, aside from his community activities, Bucky Mattison was an avid collector of toy trains, a hobby that he thoroughly enjoyed, and

Whereas, for almost half a century, he was devotedly married to Jeanne Mattison, with whom he raised two daughters, Sally and Betty and three sons, David, Thurston and Alan, and

Whereas, he derived great pleasure from his five grandchildren, and

Whereas, Bucky Mattison’s daily presence will be greatly missed in Shaftsbury, because his personality was so richly associated with many aspects of town life, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its condolences to the family of David B. “Bucky” Mattison, and be it further

Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be sent to Jeanne Mattison in Shaftsbury.