Elaine R. Matthews 10/19/2020

Elaine R. Matthews

Elaine R. Matthews, 67, of Hermon, died on October 19, 2020, at the Albany Medical Center.  There will be a graveside service October 24, 2020 12:15 PM at the Hermon Cemetery, Pastor John Frary officiating.  Elaine is survived by her husband Dennis “Denny” Matthews, sons, Dustin and his wife Karen Matthews of Constable, Casey Matthews of Hermon, a daughter, Kristie Hare of Hazel Green, Alabama, brothers Gilbert and Clair Peck of DeKalb, Roger and his wife Janet Peck, Norfolk, Virginia, a sister, Elizabeth and her husband Charles Holland of Watertown, grandchildren, Emma Matthews, Everly Matthews, Ellie Matthews, Karighan and her husband Dylan Gibbs, Kestian Hare, Drake Matthews, Paige Hamilton, Porter Hamilton, Parker Hamilton, Peyton Hamilton, former daughter in law Kelly Hamilton, several nieces and nephews. She  was born on December 19, 1952 in the Gouverneur, to the late James and Grace Gilbert Peck. She graduated from Hermon DeKalb Central School in 1971. Elaine married Dennis Matthews on November 14, 1970 at the Hermon United Methodist Church. She worked at the Community Bank in Hermon till her retirement in 2018.  Elaine was a board member and treasurer for the Hermon Library and the Hermon United Methodist Church.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, reading, and gardening. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hermon Library or the Hermon United Methodist Church.

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  1. My prayers and condolences to the Matthews family. Elaine was always such a pleasure and I looked forward to seeing her back when she worked at the bank. She and her husband were great supporters of the Scouts. She will be sorry missed.

  2. Elaine was a good friend when we were little and her family lived in Fowler. I was so sad when she moved away. I always missed her. Sharon (Byrns) MacWilliam

  3. When Elaine retired Hermon’s Bank lost one of the most caring bank tellers ! She always knew everyone by name . Elaine always spoke to you if she was out and about . Elaine will be be missed by many . Our prayers to all the Matthews family !! Flaine will never be forgotten .

  4. I am so very sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. I had long association with this wonderful family in my years of teaching at Hermon-DeKalb Central school and at Gray’s Taekwondo School. I wish the whole family and those who knew and loved, Elaine, peace, comfort and healing in the coming days and months. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Elaine was a special person, so sorry for her loss. The town of Hermon will miss her.
    Condolences to all of the family.
    Reg and Norma LaPoint

  6. My condolences to the Matthews family. I have known Elaine and Dennis since high school. I had all of their children as students in elementary school. What a great supportive family to their children. So sorry for the loss of a wonderful lady. May you Rest In Peace Elaine.

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