Richard A. Mattison, 67

January 15, 2024

Richard A. Mattison, age 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Washington Elms in Bennington, Vermont. Born in Concord, MA, he was a 1975 graduate of CCHS. Known as Rik, he was the son of the late William E. and Elizabeth A. (Betty) Mattison. Rik grew up on his family farm in Concord, MA, where he fostered a love of and expertise in the operation of all manner of trucks and heavy machinery. A dedicated worker and a loyal employee, he was happiest when busy with work. Rik will be remembered as someone with a great sense of humor, a powerful stubborn streak, a commitment to work, and a loyal friend.

He loved country and western music, John Wayne films, and was a lifetime member of several hunting and fishing societies.

He was a son, a brother, and a father, and he will be missed. Rik made his home in Bennington and Shaftsbury, Vermont.

He leaves behind his two children, Kaitlin E. Mattison of Watertown, MA., Dr. Bradford R. Mattison and his wife Abigail of Newton, MA, his brother, Roger H. Mattison and wife Karleen of Naples, FL, sisters, Mary D. (Polly) Mattison and Martha M. Curran, both of Concord, MA. He was predeceased by his brothers, William E. (Jack) Mattison Jr. and E. Bradford Mattison. Rik is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In more recent years, he appreciated the companionship of his housemates and extraordinary caregivers at Washington Elms Retirement Home.

Services are private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Diabetes Association.