Kristen Aileen (Mattison) Hunt, 33, of Wellsville, passed away from unknown causes on Sunday, November 15, 2015.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 27, 2015 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville, with a catholic service performed by Deacon Frank Pasquale at 11 a.m.. Burial will take place in Stannards Cemetery with a gathering of friends and family at the Willing Town Hall for the remainder of the day. Kristen, referred to as “Binky” when she was a child and then as “K Matti” as she grew older, was born September 3, 1982, in Melrose, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Guy and Lee Mattison, the fourth of five children. She graduated from Wellsville Senior High School with the class of 2001 and attended Alfred State College for a technology degree. With the degree, she was a technology specialist and business analyst for companies including Adelphia Communications, Corning Inc., Alstom and most recently Education Testing Services at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. Kristen married the love of her life, Daniel Hunt in Letchworth State Park on May 23, 2015. This was a day of celebration and unity of two beautiful hearts. Dan treated her like the princess she was. He loved her, and she loved him. Kristen brought him out of his shell and together they enjoyed their years together. She always had a smile on her face, you never saw her without one. She’d walk into a room and it lit up! Her free spirit enabled her to travel with her husband. She introduced Dan to a wonderful new experience in life outside of New York. Daniel never strayed far from home, but with her he did. They loved to get in the car and just go for a ride, many times taking her beloved dog, Chico. As a free spirit who loved to travel, she met people and made friends where ever she went. People were naturally attracted to her and her kindness. She saw the good in everyone. She touched so many hearts!
As a child and even into her adult life, Kristen liked to hang out and be surrounded by her family, all children and friends. She was blessed with and adored by her thirteen nieces and nephews, which at times you may have seen them all dangling from the trees or running through a farm field. Kristen was like a big child herself.
Throughout life, she had special bonds with her parents and siblings. As a family, they enjoyed going to the lake, boating and anything that had to do with a beach. Even if the family could not go somewhere, she would spend countless hours on the phone just chatting. Her grandmother, Aileen Richardson held a special place in her heart.
As a child, Kristen was a sports fanatic. She played soccer, softball, was on the prom court and was very popular. She was a fun-loving, active child who played tag-a-long with her older siblings. A neighborhood favorite was playing hide ‘n go seek in the neighborhood with about 20 other kids. She touched so many hearts! Survivors include Kristen’s husband, Daniel, of Andover; parents, Guy and Lee Mattison Andover; siblings, Karen (Todd) Tuecke, Dubuque, IA; Kimberly (Cory) Gates, Wellsville; Katherine (Andrew) Gates, Conesus; and Steven (significant other Chelsey) Mattison, Wellsville; father and mother in-laws, Steven and Fay Hunt, Wellsville; sister in-laws Tracey Hunt and Stephanie (Sean) Hunt, Wellsville; Daniel’s maternal grandmother, Ethel Stambaugh, Wellsville; Daniel’s paternal grandfather, Lester Hunt, Wellsville; nieces and nephews Kristine and Kennedy Tuecke, Peyton Ribblett, Wyatte, Garrette and Bowen Gates, Blake Mattison, Bradley and Bryce Erickson, and Ava, Casey and Finn Stevens; and her two beloved pets, Chico and Trixie.
She is preceded in death by grandparents, Clifford and Marian Mattison and William and Aileen Richardson and a brother in-law Tyler E. Hunt.
Kristen is loved by all who knew her, especially by her family and friends.
In honor of Kristen’s love of children, memorials in Kristen’s name may be given to Toys for Tots.
LAURIE ANN GIDDINGS, 24, of 47 Franklin St., passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born September 30, 1980 in Wellsville. She was a 2001 graduate of WellsvilleHigh School, and attended the Allegany County ARC Dayhab Program from 2001 until her death. She participated in the Special Olympics, enjoyed her friends at the ARC, her doll collection, and country music. Laurie had touched many lives, and will be greatly missed. Laurie is survived by her mother: Debra Rambuski (Bradley) Thompson of Wellsville; her father: John Giddings of Wellsville, a brother: Jason Dunlap of Cuba; 3 sisters: Mandy Thompson of Wellsville, Dawn Giddings of Wellsville, and Rebecca (Charles) Erdman of Suffolk, VA. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents: Harley and Shirley Poore of Cuba; her paternal grandmother: Joan Giddings of TN, several aunts and uncles including Betsy (Tim) Resch of Cuba, Kathy (Bob Hults) Rambuski of Andover, Edwin J. Rambuski of Tempelton, CA, Kris and Eva Thompson of Wellsville, Fred and Judy Giddings Springfield, MA, Tom and Julie Giddings of Crossville, TN, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. Laurie was predeceased by her sister: Jennifer Dunlap in 1988, her grandfather: Edwin Rambuski, Paternal grandparents; Thorold, Janet and Mary Thompson and George and Betty Giddings. Friends are invited to call on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral service will be Saturday, January 22 at 2:00 pm in the BrooksideWeslyanChurch in Wellsville with Rev. Michael Poore presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include the Allegany County ARC, the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, or the Children’s Section of the David A. Howe Library.