Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Debra D. Mattison

Wellsville, NY - Debra D. Mattison, 59, of 1901 Riverview Drive passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 at Jones Memorial Hospital with her family at her side. She was born August 21, 1953 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Willis and Della (Hurd) Dahlgren. On October 25, 1975 in Wellsville she married Glenn Mattison who survives. 

Debra was a 1971 graduate of Wellsville High School and received an Associate Degree from Alfred State College. She was a former employee of the University of Rochester and Dresser-Rand Corporation of Wellsville. She loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed traveling. Her most cherished moments were those times spent with her six grandchildren. 

Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Jennifer (Jon) Langborgh of Charlotte, NC, Jeffrey (Nicole) Mattison of Marion, NY and Marcie (Chuck) Baranich of North Tonawanda, six grandchildren, Bodie and Raegan Langborgh, Sienna and Taylor Mattison and Logan and Jayden Baranich, three brothers, Terry (Linda Sherman) Dahlgren of Lancaster, Donald (Janiece) Dahlgren of Wellsville and her twin, Denis (Colleen) Dahlgren of Wellsville as well as several nieces & nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Thursday (November 29, 2012) at 11:00 am at the First Congregational Church, 289 N. Main Street in Wellsville with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


  1. Glenn & family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Deb was a trooper in her fight with such a wonderful outlook and attitude. She is in heaven at peace and you will see her again. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. Peggy (Winans) Kuras

  2. Uncle Glenn & family Aunt Deb was a beautiful woman it is an honor to have her as family, god gained an angel, she will always watch over you sorry she was took so soon.

  3. Glenn and family:

    My heart is heavy for your loss. Debbie was a wonderful person and will be sadly missed. She was certainly a trooper and gave so many people hope with her will to struggle with this awful disease. My heart aches for you all to lose a wife, mother and a wonderful grandmother, but she will be with you always.
    Kathy Mattison Kelleher

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot express enough the sorrow I feel for your families at Debra's passing. God be with you.

  5. I was so very sorry to hear that Debbie had passed - it was an honor to know her and I know she brought so much joy to her family and friends.
    Heidi Hoppe
    WHS Class of 1971

  6. Susie Deschler RobinsonNovember 28, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Glen and family,my heart and soul are with you at this time,Deb was susch a joy and always brought a smile to my face. The Dahlgren family will forever hold a special place in my heart

  7. Marcie, I am so sorry for your loss. From what you've shared with me about your mom, she sounds like a very wonderful and courageous woman, who I sure will be deeply missed by family and friends. I apologize that I am unable to be there with you today or tomorrow, but please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Sue Lex

  8. Glenn and family, I wanted to share with you that when I remember Deb (next week, next month, next year)it will always be with a smile and a twinkle in her eyes. She always seemed to light up the area around her. God blessed us with the opportunity to have her cross our paths.
    Marcia Pratt

  9. Glenn, Terry, Donnie, Dennnie and Family,

    Marion and I are so very sorry that Debbie has passed on to Heaven. I will never forget our times together, particularly our week at Four Lakes in Scio the summer Mountain Dew came out and some of us were given promotional Hillbilly Hats! My Dad and Step-Mom loved Deb a whole lot and I am sorry I didn't get to know her better during her lifetime. The Caring Bridge posts were very moving and I was inspired both by her love and spunk, but by the tremendous support provided by her loving family and friends.

    God Bless All of you.

    Rob and Marion Taylor
    Conesus, NY

    PS Today I had a left heart cath at Strong and can't drive to Wellsville to extend my personal condolences.

  10. Marcy,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    -Wendy Chopyak

  11. Jeff and Family,

    I am very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your mom and the times we hung out. I am sorry I could not be there today, but my heart is with all of you.

    I love you like a brother.

    God Bless,
    Ryan Hunt & Family