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Massena, NY 13662
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Gerald Matteo

Gerald A. "Butch" Matteo

Saturday, June 18th, 1938 - Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
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MASSENA – Gerald A. “Butch” Matteo, 82, a longtime resident of Windsor Road, passed away Wednesday evening, August 12, 2020 at University of Vermont Heath Network at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.

Butch was born on June 18, 1938 in Massena, the son of the late Liebro and Edith (DeRushia) Matteo. He was a 1956 graduate of Massena Central School and attended Clarkson University before entering the US Army Reserves. A marriage to Verna (Matteo) Deshaies later ended in divorce.

In 1961, he entered the New York State Police Academy proudly serving until his retirement in 1988 as a Zone Sergeant with Troop B, stationed in Massena. He was communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and longtime member of the Massena Elks Lodge where he was a Past Exulted Ruler. He was a proud member of the Italian-American Club and as a trumpeter was instrumental in the formation of “The Stardusters” with his fellow musicians. He also enjoyed motorcycles and model airplanes.

Butch is survived by his children, Steven A. Matteo of Massena and Karen E. (Todd) Ashley of Dryden, New York; his grandson, Colyn Michael Ashley of Dryden; his sister, Charlene Hazelton of Massena; and several nieces and nephews.

At his request, there will be no calling hours. A service celebrating his life will be held at the convenience of his family in the spring of 2021.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.
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Mike Quenneville

Posted at 09:31am
Thoughts and prayers to Steve, Karen and Mrs. Hazelton. Sorry for your loss. RIP Coach.
Mike Quenneville
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Gerald Sharlow

Posted at 05:37pm
I am so sad to hear of the passing of Butch. To the family my prayers are with you all. I would have a coffee at 4:30am or so with Butch and other troopers and guys like Joe Greco and others from Massena PD at Guy"s Diner working the night shift. Just a great guy to talk with. We always stopped and caught up with things. He was a great man. RIP friend
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Patricia Haflich Tharrett

Posted at 12:57pm
RIP officer Matteo. It was a pleasure knowing you. You were a gentle giant.
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donaldjlafave@yahoo.com

Posted at 12:15pm
CHARLOTTE HAZELTON AS YOU know BUTCH is & was a great friend! a great guy! I am so sorry about HIS loss! DON LAFAVE
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Becky Duryea

Posted at 11:22am
Rest in peace Butch. I'm sad to hear of your passing. You were a great coworker and friend. You will be missed!!
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