Southborough – Dolores E. (White) Patterson, 80, a longtime resident of Southborough, died 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. She 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, which became Shawmut Bank for many years. She later worked for Southborough Medical Group for five 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 eight 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 Virginia, Daniel Patterson and his wife Catherine of Worcester, and Kathleen Gazard and her husband? Robert of Worcester; her siblings, Carole Belanger and her husband Richard of West Boylston, William White and his wife Claudette of Rutland, and 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, and Angela and John Gazard; and two great-grandchildren, Anthony Kenyon, and Payton Mullen. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph White and Fred White, who died in 1990.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, June 5, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St.. Southborough. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m., at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd., 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. (www.StJude.org).
To leave words of condolence to the family please visit www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.