Rita M. Tash Mattison


Rita M. Tash Mattison, age 97, passed into the loving arms of our Lord on January 5, 2017. She had been a resident of Baptist Health Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia for the last four years.

Born in Albany, NY on June 4, 1919, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Katherine O’Toole. In 1951, she went to work for the General Electric Co where she held many secretarial positions. After 10 years she moved to Colorado Springs for a year and worked for NORAD Air Force Base. She later returned to Schenectady and worked in the Gas Turbine Dept of General Electric until she retired in 1978.

Rita loved music and playing Bingo.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Paul Tash, second husband, Howard Mattison, and her daughter, Paula Tash Cantin.

Rita is survived by her children Kathryn Cain (William), Grayce Gibson (Woodie) and Therese Kennedy (Shayne); stepchildren Barbara Mattison (Steve Millewski) and David Mattison; 12 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 16 great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, January 10 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, January 9 from 4pm to 6pm at the funeral home.

Guest Book

Leo P. and Cheryl L. Cantin

We are very sorry we couldn't attend but we were there in heart and spirit.