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Irene M. Patterson


CANTON — Funeral service for Irene M. (Burke) Patterson, 84, of Canton will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 1:00pm at the O’Leary Funeral Home, 5821 USH 11, with the Rev. Doug Lucia, officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Canton. Irene died on September 27, while under the care of family and St. Lawrence Valley Hospice.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, from 5-8pm. Contributions in memory of Irene may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 USH 11; Potsdam, NY 13676 or to Canton Rescue Squad, 77 Riverside Dr; Canton, NY 13617.

Surviving Irene is a daughter, Rebecca Patterson of Kalamazoo, MI; special friends, Linda Endreson; Dave and Sue Corbine; Bill Locy, Wayne Hance and Lisa Burns, all of Canton.

She is predeceased by a brother, Harold Burke; sisters, Alice Desmond, Kay Ames, Elizabeth Locy, Ann Carline and Mary LaBarge.

Irene was born, April 29, 1928, the daughter of the late, Charles and Martha (Robinson) Burke. She married Walter “Skip” Patterson on November 23, 1949 at the Grace Episcopal Church in Canton with Rev. Roberts, officiating. Skip predeceased her in December of 2001. She worked at Model Steam Laundry on Riverside Dr; Band Box Laundry on Hodkins Street and retired from Canton ATC in the late 70’s. She was a member of the Canton VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

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