Dateline: Clifton Park, NY
Maston B. “Matt” Sansom, age 74, of Tipperary Way, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 11, 2022, in Albany, NY. He was born on October 19, 1947, in Chillicothe Ohio and was the son of the late Maston Morrison and Irene Fleury (Bier) Sansom. Matt was a graduate of Chillicothe High School and The Ohio State University. He earned his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Union College in Schenectady, NY and he was passionate about his work. Matt’s career began at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory at the age of 22, and his career spanned more than a half century. In 2020, Matt celebrated 50 years of service to the Naval Nuclear Laboratory and the Naval Reactors Program. He was still actively employed and enjoying each day of his work at the time of his passing.
Matt loved the outdoors, especially hiking the Adirondacks with his sons and youngest brother. He was talented in a variety of ways, and always took pride in helping others design, fix or build just about anything. Above all, Matt cherished spending time with his close-knit and loving family.
Matt is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Christine B. (Little) Sansom; their five loving children, Amy (William) Leitch, Maston J. Sansom, Melissa (Nicholas) Montalto, Kaitlin (Thomas) Law and Andrew (Ashley) Sansom; his seven cherished grandchildren, Carsyn Wolford, Nicholas, Jack and Gabriella Montalto, Ava and Sophia Bagramian and Mia Law; and his three siblings, Fleury (Ron) Means, Byron (Patty) Sansom and Hugh Douglas (Nancy) Sansom.
Viewing hours will be held at Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home at 21 Midline Road in Ballston Lake, NY 12019 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Monday, August 22nd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bright Focus® Foundation (https://support.brightfocus.org) in support of Macular Degeneration research.