Condolences to the Family of Matthew Nassivera

Matthew A. Nassivera, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018.

Matt was the son of the late Morris and Anne (Somers) Nassivera.

For many years, Matt was a trainer at Saratoga Race Track. He loved being around his cats, but horses were the joy of his life. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors and cherished his granddaughter. 

Matt had many friends and also took great pride in his cooking.

Survivors include his daughter, Susan Heaney and her husband, Brian, his son, Terry Nassivera and his wife, Myra, his grandchildren, Sean, Bianca, Tristan, Marcus and Briar Rose; his siblings, Mark Nassivera and his wife, Pat, Joseph Nassivera, David Nassivera and his wife, Debby, and Ann Hope Pugliese and her husband, Rick; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At Matt’s request, there will be no calling hours.

A celebration of his life will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, at Beamers on South Street in Glens Falls.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Animal Foundation of your choice.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

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