Donald L. Patrie SchenectadyDonald L. Patrie, 87, passed away at home, Monday, September 30, 2013, after a long illness. Donald was born in Schenectady, November 28, 1925 to the late J. Albert and Kathryn Mehigan Patrie. Donald proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Tate and was a WW II veteran. He enjoyed sharing his Navy stories with family and friends. Raised and educated in Scotia, he was a graduate of Scotia High School. Donald worked for several years for P.I.E. Transportation Company in California and New York. He was then a sales associate for Anderson-Little. He was also a longtime parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church and served as an usher. Donald was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the NY Yankees, NY Giants and the University of Notre Dame. Donald was predeceased by a brother, Albert E. Patrie. He is survived by his son, Michael (Dawn) Patrie; daughter, Kimberly Patrie; brother, David E. (Janice) Patrie; sisters, Mary M. (Charles) Nichols and Joan E. Patrie; granddaughters, Amy (Wayne) Hills and Sara (Bill) Siddons; grandson, U.S. Marine Corps, Cpl. Michael (Kayla) Patrie; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Adam Hills and Billy Siddons. Donald is also survived by several nieces and nephews as well as numerous dear friends and his best buddy, his cat, Buster. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral which will begin Friday morning at 8:15 at the Gleason Funeral Home, 730 Union Street and at 9 at St. John the Evangelist Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. John the Evangelist Church Restoration Fund, 806 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308 or to the
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Gleason Funeral Home
730 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12305
Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2013