July 22, 1941 – April 19, 2014
Obituaries » ALLEN W. MATHESON
MATHESON, ALLEN WILLIAM, 72, of Graniteville, stepped out of this life into the presence of the Lord on April 19, at his home. Born on July 22, 1941, in Graniteville, he was the son of George and Elsie (Sergant) Matheson. He attended the Quarry School in Graniteville as a child. Following his schooling, he began working for many local area farmers and found employment at the E.L. Smith Quarry. After working in the quarry for some time, he began to work for the Rock of Ages Corp. in their quarrying operations. He had a long career in this occupation, finally retiring from Rock of Ages after 49 years of service. On March 3, 1986, he married Jacqueline Carpenter in Barre. They made their home in Graniteville, where they resided at the same location for the remainder of his life. Some of Allen’s hobbies included tinkering, going to garage sales, caring for animals, keeping busy and reminiscing about old times with family and friends. His true passion in life was tractors and tractor parts. Allen was a member of the Mission Church in Orange. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline; three brothers, Donald and Roy, both of Prescott, Ariz., and George, of Washington, Vt.; and his sister Janet LaFrancis, of Chelsea. He also leaves behind four children, Penny Smith, of Adams, N.Y., Christine Eastman, of LaFargeville, N.Y., Chris Smith, of Orange, Va., and Ben Smith, of Groton, as well as nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Perry and his sister Grace Gabaree.