Marie A. (Ekholm) Patten passed away at the age of 100, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Presidential Oaks Nursing Home in Concord.
She was born July 1, 1912 in Norwood, Mass. and graduated from Norwood High School in 1930.
She raised her family in Norwood, Mass., then retired to Bonita Springs, Fla. where she was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Bernard Joseph Patten of Dedham, Mass. She moved to New Hampshire in 2004 and resided at Whitaker Place in Penacook, until moving to Presidential Oaks in 2009.
She is survived by her son, Bernard Patten and daughter-in-law Ruth, of Norwood, Mass.; daughter, Kathy Hanson and son-in-law, Frank Mitchell of Deerfield; grandchildren, Lily Hanson and David and Barbara Patten; and nieces and nephews.
She held life-long friendships dear and touched many lives with her positive outlook and ready sense of humor.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 24, 11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church in Norwood, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the NH Association of the Blind, 25 Walker St, Concord, NH 03301.
The Wendell Butt Funeral Home of Penacook, NH (753-4991) is assisting the family.