Christine Patterson, 76, of Middletown, wife of the late Dr. Earl Patterson, died Thursday, August 15, 2013 at her home.
She was born in Neuilly, France, daughter of the late Victor and Gabriel (Crucey) Swinnen. Christine was a French teacher at the Notre Dame Academy in Waterbury, St. Paul High School, Bristol, and a Lecturer for the Alliance Francaise throughout the state of Connecticut. Christine also participated in many reading groups on French literature.
Christine is survived by her sons, Pierre Moran of Watertown, Daniel Moran of Beacon, NY, her daughter, Veronica Lescure of Morris, CT and six grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Pierre Swinnen and a sister, Collette Swinnen.
Her Funeral Liturgy followed by a reception will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 310 Westfield St., Middletown. Christine's ashes will be buried at Mt Olivet Cemetery, 669 Platt Road, Watertown. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers the family asks those who wish to make a donation to please donate to The Caroline House Foundation. http://www.thecarolinehouse.org/how-to-help-financial-donation/ To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com.
Published in The Middletown Press on Aug. 19, 2013