Easthampton - Linda Ann (Himmelman) Patterson, 66, of Knipfer Ave. in Easthampton, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst.
Born Jan. 20, 1947, in Northampton, she was the daughter of Belle (Orechia) Himmelman and the late Harry Himmelman. A graduate of Northampton High School in 1965, she later graduated from the Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School L.P.N program and went on to practice at Hampshire Manor and Loomis House nursing facilities, where she was loved for her caring demeanor, knowledge of the medical field and disarming sense of humor.
She leaves her partner, Richard Lavalle of Easthampton; her mother, Belle (Orechia) Himmelman of Leeds; a sister, Susan E. Himmelman and her husband Ralph Evans of Braintree; a brother, George Himmelman and his wife Susan Himmelman of North Carolina; a son, James Patterson and his wife Sandy Patterson of Southampton; a daughter, Laurie (Patterson) Kline of Easthampton; and two grandsons, Brian and Matthew Patterson of Southampton.
There will be a small gathering for family and friends on Wednesday, April 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Graham Funeral Home, 18 Adams St. in Easthampton, which has been entrusted with proving for Linda's care and services. The family encourages attendees to bring a remembrance picture and a story of Linda to be shared with others.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of the Fisher Home, 1165 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002.