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Pheonix M.S. Mattice
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Hands Across New York
    Care of: Laurie Russell, 18 Fulton St.
    Glens Falls, , NY 12801

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“mommy misses you sooooo much! I love you baby girl! ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: sarah maxwell - cobleskill, NY

“it's been a year and this is the first time ive been able to look at this site. thank you to all of you who left a message. I would like to thank...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: sarah maxwell - cobleskill, NY

“I will never forget you Phoenix. You were such a beautiful, sweet girl. Heaven needed another angel. You will be missed. ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: Melanie Curtis - Grand Gorge, NY

“Dear Sarah, Although it saddens my heart to hear of Phoenix's passing on this Christmas Eve, I also know heaven has another beautiful angel. She...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Debbie Beach - Scotia, NY

“My nickname for Pheonix was Phe Phe. I will miss dancing and singing to Justin Bieber, Little Mermaid or Christmas music just to make Phe Phe smile....Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Allie - Albany, NY - Nurse

“Love You Pheonix. You will always be in our hearts. ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: Aunt Crystal & Uncle Nate - NY

“You will forever hold a special place in my heart Pheonix. Your smile brought so much joy to those around you and when I need to smile I will think...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Jessica Wilfeard - Cooperstown, NY

“Dear Sarah and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It was my great pleasure to be Pheonix's teacher over the years and I will miss her. All of us...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Nora Clark - NY - Teacher

“RIP Pretty Girl My Your Wings guide you through these travels that you will take from now until the time you meet agian with your mommy and...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Heather Nicholson - Granville, NY

“Rip baby girl. And to the family ur in my thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: mary woodard - hudson falls, NY

“Beautiful girl ,rest in the arms of the angels. To Sarah and her family....I can't imagine the hurt and heartache you are feeling , be strong and...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Lauralee Reeves-Marschilok and Family - NY

“Sadness reigns over me today Phe-phe as i learn of your passing. I loved you so much, your smile will always be with me. Rest now, little angel....be...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: valerie - milford, NY - caregiver

“Rest easy baby girl, much love to you all ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Colleen Lyon (Hands Across N.Y. President) - NY

“Sarah, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Her smiles and laughter have touched my heart and all the others who have had the pleasure of getting to...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Tina Wheeler - NY

“Sarah and Family, Our heartfelt condolences go out to you all. Phoenix's challenges became your strengths. We share your loss of a sweet angel....Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Richelle Wood Hayes - Middleburgh, NY

“Dear Sarah, Nate, and Family, Your sweet Pheonix was an Angel here on earth. She is now dancing with the Angels in Heaven and singing Praises to our...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Aunt Bonnie & Uncle George - NY

“Sarah I am so sorry for your loss. Pheonix is a very special girl who touched the lives of everyone she met. I am honored to have had the privilege...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Cyndy

“Rest easy baby girl. You have touched the hearts of so many. Without ever meeting you we fell in love with you because of your story, strength and...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: theresa cutter - comstock, NY

“I LOVE YOU & WILL MISS YOU! ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Dakota - Jefferson, NY - cousin

“I LOVE YOU & WILL MISS YOU! ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Seneca - Jefferson, NY - cousin

“I LOVE YOU - FOREVER & ALWAYS! ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Aunt Reenie - Jefferson, NY

“You will be missed little angel! ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda Cooper, LPN - NY - Nurse

“Rest easy precious girl! Always in our hearts. We love you!! ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: nicole lurvey - West Pawlet, VT

“Rest in peace little angel.. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: colleen morgan - middle granville, NY

“Over the past two years I have cared for pheonix, she became part of our family. Nothing short of an amazing little girl she touched each one of our...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Cat - Albany, NY - Nurse


Middleburgh- Pheonix M.S. Mattice, 8, of Guinea Road, died Friday, December 14, 2012 at Albany Medical Center following a long illness.

She was born September 30, 2004 in Cooperstown and lived in Middleburgh all her life.

Pheonix was a glowing child who loved listening to music and enjoyed stuffed elephant toys.

Survivors include her parents: Sarah (Nathan) Maxwell and four sisters: Trinity Mattice, Ashliegh Mullen, Kayli Mullen, and Michele Waddell all of Middleburgh; her maternal grandparents: Richard and Kathleen Ericson of Stamford; paternal grandparents: Joseph and Emma Maxwell of Middleburgh; maternal great-grandfather: Walter Beadling of Summit; paternal great-grandmother: Lucretia King of Middleburgh; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Breakabeen Presbyterian Church, Clauverwie Road, Breakabeen. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held at the church prior to the service from 10 to 11 AM. Burial will follow in Breakabeen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hands Across New York. care of Laurie Russell, 18 Fulton St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh and Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.