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Kerry Rae Matte, 45

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Kerry Rae (Waters) Matte, 45, of Buffalo, N.Y., formerly of North Adams, died suddenly from surgery complications at Buffalo General Hospital on July 19, 2019.  

She was born on December 25, 1973, daughter of Ernest and Janet (Snow) Waters. Kerry graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1992 and attended Bryant and Stratton College in Albany, N.Y.

She was employed as a housekeeper and personal care attendant in Western New York and North Adams. She had previously worked as a teacher’s aide at Greylock Elementary School in North Adams.

Kerry enjoyed scrapbooking, shopping, music, and spending time with her family and her best friend, Shelly Armstrong.

Survivors include her parents of North Adams; her maternal grandmother, Barbara Snow ("Nanny"); her daughters, Chelsea Waters of Adams and Logan (Waters) Mitchell of Buffalo; her sons, Tyler Matte of North Adams and Caleb (Waters) Mitchell of Buffalo; three grandchildren, Micheline, Eli and Jaxon; two brothers, Anthony Waters of Stamford and Lucas Waters of Peru; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and her boyfriend, Norman Gill of Buffalo, N.Y.

Funeral notice: A celebration of Kerry’s life will take place at a later date to be published on her family’s Facebook page.

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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We are so sorry to hear of Kerry’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Sue & Dave Emery.
from: on: 08-11-2019

So Sorry, Anthony and Family. Prayers and condolences to all who have suffered such a loss! God Bless, and know that so many share in your grief.
from: Patrick and Connie Grayon: 08-09-2019

Dear Janet & Ernie,
Buf & I are so very sorry for your loss. As you know, I have been keeping you, Barb, and your family in prayer. May God ease the sorrow in your heart and comfort you in His loving embrace, as he brings peace to your soul.
from: Donna S Frasieron: 08-09-2019

My condolences and prayers go out to the family. May she RIP❤️
from: Melissa Martelle on: 08-08-2019

My deepest sympathy to all your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.
from: Jill Stull on: 08-08-2019

So sorry for this tragic and sudden loss. Prayers being sent for all of you. Keri was such an energetic ray of sunshine. We feel your sadness.
from: J. Engelon: 08-08-2019

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