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“My condolences and prayers to the Patterson family for their loss. Dick and I attended High school and Norwich together and I remember him as a...Read More »
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“Lois, So sorry to hear, through the NU site, of Dick's passing. We know it's been a long time since we have had contact with you but Mary and I...Read More »
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“My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time of sorrow and pain. Psalm 147:3. ”
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“Cynthia, Rene and Richard,sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you and your whole family.Lou& Lorraine Boulanger ”
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“Prayers from our family to yours at this difficult time. We will be holding you in our thoughts. Sending love and peace to you all - xoxo Lisa (Papp)...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Lisa Terifay - Sandy Hook, CT

“Very sorry for your loss Roberta and Wendy. Now I see where you get your engineer abilities from. Hope to see you if you are in the area. God speed...Read More »
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Richard (Dick) Kingsbury Patterson, 74, died on February 3, 2017 at the McClure Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester, VT after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He leaves his wife of 52 years, Lois (Johnson) Patterson; his daughter, Cynthia (Patterson) Forcier; his daughter, Roberta Patterson and her wife, Wendy Hochreiter; his grandsons Rene Forcier and Richard Forcier; his brother, Donald Patterson, and his wife Shirley Rasmussen; his uncle Frederick Smith and his wife Frieda: several nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves two beloved poodles and a cat. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Lee Patterson. Born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts, the son of Richard and Marjorie (Smith) Patterson, he had resided for the past 25 years in Richmond, VT. In his early years, Dick enjoyed sailing and soccer. After graduating from Quincy High School in 1960, he attended Norwich University, graduating in 1964 with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a commission in the US Army Reserve. He married his high school sweetheart, Lois, in 1964 at Salem Lutheran Church in Quincy, MA. In 1965, he was called to active duty and served as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers in Vietnam where he built roads, airstrips and field hospitals. When he returned he completed his Master's degree at SUNY Buffalo in 1971. He went on to have a long career in the wire and cable industry working for companies in New York, Kentucky, Connecticut, and Vermont. Dick enjoyed outdoor activities such as tennis and hiking, as well as activities on his computer and discussing physics and politics. Later in life he became an avid practitioner of Tai Chi which he credited with extending the time he was mobile by many years. A burial will be at the convenience of the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the McClure Miller VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446.

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