May 20, 2024

Elizabeth “Betty” (Larson) Patterson


Elizabeth “Betty” (Larson) Patterson passed away peacefully March 23, 2024 at the Golden View Assisted Living Center, Meredith, NH where she had resided for 4 years.  Prior, Betty had lived in Rehoboth, MA for over 60 years with her husband Alton.

Born August 12, 1930 in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Mildred Larson. She is predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Alton, and her infant daughter Cynthia. She is survived by her son Kenneth Patterson and his wife Donna of Rehoboth, her daughter Donna Harris and her husband Roland of Laconia, NH, and her son John Patterson and his wife Lynne of Huntington Beach, CA, a sister Anna Thibeault of Greenville, RI and a brother Karl J Larson of 29 Palms, CA, as well as 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty started her career in an insurance agency and then worked for the Town of Rehoboth for 24 years where she served as a clerk, then as the Tax Collector/ Treasurer until her retirement.

Betty was a busy mother involved in her children’s activities. She was active in the Rehoboth Women’s Activity Club, the school PTA, and her church. She found time to enjoy square dancing with Al, and took up golf after retiring. She and Al enjoyed their retirement with some fun cruises and 25 years of wintering in Margate, FLA with many family and friends.

Betty was very social and had lifelong friends. She was very caring, keeping in touch by sending cards and exchanging calls. She particularly loved to send small surprise gifts to her great grandchildren.

Betty had a smile that lit up her face. She truly will be greatly missed by us all. We were lucky to have her love for all these years.

She had beautiful friendships with many of the young workers at her living facility. She was always encouraging them to further their education- particularly to become nurses.

In her memory, donations may be made to Golden View Health Care Scholarship Fund, 19 NH Route 104, Meredith, NH 03253. A celebration of life will be held in Rehoboth late May.

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