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Joan Patterson

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BENNINGTON -- Joan Eileen Patterson, 60, a resident of Park Street, Bennington, died on Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, while vacationing in Arizona.

Mrs. Patterson was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Oct.. 27, 1947, and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ida (O’Grady) Heffernan. She received her education in the Plattsburgh, N.Y., schools.

In 1967 she married William N. Patterson. He predeceased her in 2001. Mrs. Patterson has previously resided in Windsor, and has resided in Bennington for 29 years. She has been employed as a clerk for the Department of Motor Vehicles in the Bennington office for several years.

Mrs. Patterson is a communicant of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington. She enjoyed doing crafts like quilting and ceramics. She spent time enjoying jigsaw puzzles and was an avid animal lover.

Mrs. Patterson is survived by one son, W. Scott Patterson of Bennington; her two brothers Shaun Heffernan of Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Mike Heffernan of New York. She leaves three sisters, Gail Wilson of Schenectady, N.Y., Ita Mary Yuncker of Kansas City, Mo., and Patricia Nortell of Oak Park, Ill.; and her close cousin Breda Collins, whom she was traveling with in Arizona. She also has several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington. Interment will take place privately by the family.

There are no calling hours scheduled.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Best Friends Animal Shelter, through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.

Guest book condolences may be offered at BenningtonBanner.com or at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 30, 2007
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