A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, September 18th, in The Joyce Funeral Home in Waltham for Mrs. Patricia E. (Small) Atwood, of Waltham. Burial was private. Mrs. Atwood died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at her home. She was 72. Patricia was born in Boston on March 17, 1941, a daughter of the late James and Marie (Bissett) Small and had lived in Medford and in Waltham for most of her life. Until her retirement she worked for a number of years as a case worker for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind. The wife of the late Donald Atwood, Sr., she leaves her children, Donna M. Kifer and Michele A. Richard and her husband, Maurice, all of Waltham; her grandchildren, Jermaine D. Kifer, Danielle M. Richard and Virginia L. Richard; her siblings, Joseph Small of Petersburg, Virginia, James Small of Worcester and Arlene Orso of Wilmington and many nieces and nephews. She was also a sister of the late Mary Small. Memorial donations may be made to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472. To offer condolences online, please visit www.joycefuneral home.com.
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Published in Waltham News Tribune from Sept. 20 to Sept. 27, 2013