September 21, 2020

Alton ”Al” H. Patterson

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Alton ”Al” H. Patterson, 91, of Rehoboth ,MA passed away peacefully from complications of dementia on July 29,2020 at the Goldenview Assisted Living Center, Meredith, NH where he resided with his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Patterson.

Born in Providence, RI, the son of the late Charles and Elsie Patterson, he resided in Rehoboth for more than 60 years in the house he built.

Al grew up living in Swansea and Seekonk.  Prior to his marriage to Betty, he served in the Army as a member of the 13th Airborne Ranger Company.  He raced sports cars for fun at the Seekonk Speedway.  He became a carpenter and worked many years as a construction superintendent for Campanelli Inc.

Al was a charter member of the Riverside Sportsmen’s Club.  His hobbies included fishing, golf and gardening.  After his retirement, he and Betty spent about 25 years being “snowbirds”, wintering in Margate FL, with many family and friends in the area.

Al was quite the character and was full of entertaining stories of his youth and fun antics.  He loved his family, especially the younger generations, who adored their “Papa”.

Al is survived by his wife of 65 years Betty (Larson) Patterson, a son Kenneth Patterson and his wife Donna of Rehoboth, a daughter Donna Harris and her husband Roland of Laconia, NH and a son John Patterson and his wife Lynne of Huntington Beach, CA, a brother Thomas Patterson of Corona, CA, as well as 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his infant daughter Cynthia, and his siblings, Eleanor, Lloyd, Charles and Norma.

The entire Patterson family would like to thank the staff of Goldenview for their compassionate care of Dad during his time in their assisted living facility.

For those who wish, a memorial contribution to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in Al’s name is suggested (Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001, https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/)

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