Gerard Paoli PATTERSON

Gerard Paoli


SPRINGFIELD, IL - Gerard Paoli Patterson, 58, died at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at St. John's Hospital.

He was born April 14, 1955, in Springfield, to Guerino and Bess Paoli and was raised by Cleo and Charles Patterson.

Three brothers, Steve and Jim Paoli and Jack Patterson, preceded him in death.

Survivors include nieces and nephews: Mary Wright, Robert Patterson, Steve Patterson, Pam Ealey and Jacqueline Patterson; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and family at Brother James Court; three sisters: Jayne Teater, Jolene Nathey and Julie Duffy; and two brothers, Ron Paoli and Terry Paoli.

He worked for Sherman United Methodist Church for many years as a janitor. Gerard loved Elvis and was a huge fan of his.

Visitation: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Sherman United Methodist Church.

Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Sherman United Methodist Church with Pastor Craig Sweet officiating. Burial will follow at Stewart Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Brother James Court.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Oct. 10, 2013