Patricia Andersen

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PETERBOROUGH - Patricia Andersen, 92, of Peterborough, died after a lengthy illness on Sunday April 22, 2012 at RiverMead.

She was born on Sept. 21, 1919, in Greenwich, Conn., the daughter of Elizabeth Wilcox and Hugh Leighton.

Mrs. Andersen attended the Eleanor Roosevelt School in New York City. She moved to Dublin in the 1950s and made that her home until her retirement to Rivermead. While residing at Rivermead during her first two years she could still be found at her "summer home" in Dublin during the warmer months while enjoying the comfort of Rivermead as winter arrived.

Patricia was active in her community from a young age. She volunteered as a nurse's aide during World War II and has always been a notable hostess, taking care of those around her. She loved to entertain and will be remembered for her parties, specifically her 4th of July celebrations that boasted a spectacular view of the town's fireworks display.

In addition to be being a gracious hostess at her home, Patricia was a welcoming force in the Town of Dublin. She took great interest in the idea of younger people moving to Dublin and was often approached months later with appreciation for her friendly reception.

Mrs. Andersen was an avid golfer and held the title of Ladies Champion at the Dublin Lake Club. She was also one of the only women to serve on the Golf Committee there for a number of years. She was also an exceptional bridge player, having played with Charles Goren, one of the world's leading bridge masters.

While Patricia did not have any children of her own, she is described as the "glue" that held the family together. She will be missed by her five stepsons and her stepdaughter, many nieces, and great nieces and nephews.


services:Services will be June 9 at the All Saints Episcopal Church. More details will follow at a later date.

Given that Patricia was passionate about a number of local charities, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be sent to a local .

Jellison Funeral Home ( is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Published in Union Leader on May 1, 2012
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