Obituary: Dolores E. (White) Patterson, 80

Dolores E. (White) Patterson, 80, a longtime resident of Southborough, died on Monday, June 2, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.

She was the wife of the late Paul M. Patterson who died in 1985.

Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Marguerite (Torone) and Fred M. White.

Dolores was a 1951 graduate of Commerce High School in Worcester and was married in 1953.

After she raised her children she worked for the former Worcester County National Bank, that became Shawmut Bank for many years. She later worked for Southborough Medical Group for 5 years before retiring.

Dolores was one of the founders and former President of MACLD and helped enact Chapter 766. She was vice president of Southborough Little League for over 8 years and was an active member of St. Anne Church of Southborough, where she served on the Parish Council, taught CCD and ran several Christmas fairs with her husband. Dolores was fondly known as ‘Ma’ to many neighborhood children. As a devoted, loving mother and grandmother, her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Michael Patterson and his wife Judy of Athol; David Patterson and his wife Rebecca of VA; Daniel Patterson and his wife Catherine of Worcester; Kathleen Gazard and her husband Robert of Worcester; her siblings, Carole Belanger and her husband Richard of W. Boylston; William White and his wife Claudette of Rutland; Donna Noyes and her husband Chris of Holden; 14 grandchildren, Colleen Bogonovich, Patrick and Paul Patterson; Kelley Mullen, Danielle, Meaghan, Shawn and Joseph Patterson; Daniel Patterson, Caitlin, Brendan and Abigail Ench; Angela and John Gazard and 2 great grandchildren, Anthony Kenyon, and Payton Mullen.

She was pre-deceased by 2 brothers, Joseph White and Fred White, who died in 1990.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 5, from 4:30PM to 7:30PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, June 6, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38015.

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(Obituary via  Morris Funeral Home)

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Gerry and Judy Lamy
9 years ago

So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Dolores was such a lovely and warm person. She certainly will be missed by her family her many friends.

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