• Matthew J. Gates
    October 16,2013
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    Matthew J. Gates
    Matthew J. Gates

    BENNINGTON — Matthew J. “Bubba” Gates, 27, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center.

    He was born in Bennington, April 23, 1986, the son of Kevin Russell and Jennifer (Gates) Hunt.

    He attended Mount Anthony Union High School.

    Mr. Gates was employed at Green Mountain Pre-Stain and had also worked at Steve’s Supreme Tree Service.

    He enjoyed four-wheeling, hot rods, Chevy trucks, car shows, his tattoos and music.

    Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Stanley Hunt, his maternal grandparents, Mickey and Carol Gates, all of Bennington; his father of North Bennington; his paternal grandparents, Ralph and Sylvia Wideawake of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; his step-grandparents, Stanley and Carol Hunt of Buskirk, N.Y.; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

    The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, where calling hours begin at noon prior to the service.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses, in care of Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
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