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Edward Patenaude, 90

Webster - Edward Patenaude, 90, died Monday, June 25, 2018 with family at his side.

He leaves his wife of 67 years, Jeanne (Murphy) Patenaude; 4 children, Jean Augusto and her husband Fernando of Somerset, MA, Michelle Jervis and her husband Bob of Charlton, MA, Joel Patenaude and his wife Judy Hoffstein of Montclair, NJ and Kathryn Vincent and her husband Michael of Raleigh, NC.

His loving grandchildren included Sarah and Jenny Augusto, Elisabeth Peixoto, Zachary and Ryan Stevens, Sophie and David Patenaude and Nicholas, Alex and Cameron Vincent. His great-grandchildren were Mia and Olivia Peixoto and, born on June 25th, the day Ed passed, great-granddaughter Everly Stevens. He was predeceased by his sister Marguerite Geer and by a grandson, Alex Patenaude.

Ed was born in Webster, the son of Joseph A. and Lena C. (Jewell) Patenaude and lived there all his life. He graduated from Bartlett High School in 1946.

Mr. Patenaude was a self-taught journalist who started his career as a sports writer with the Webster Times. His gift for the written word and his deep interest in Webster's townspeople earned him the newspaper's Managing Editor position. He finished his career as a reporter for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for over 25 years for which he wrote the popular column, "So I've Heard" until 2012.

He was a communicant of St Louis Church.

The funeral will be held Saturday, June 30, from Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main Street, with a Mass at 10:00AM in St. Louis Church, 14 Lake Street. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Attendees are invited to a luncheon immediately following. Visiting hours will be held from 5:00PM to 7:00PM Friday June 29 in the funeral home. Donations in his name may be made to St. Louis Church, 15 Lake Street, Webster, MA 01570.

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from June 26 to June 27, 2018
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