Patrice Dougherty Patton


First Posted: 2/10/2013

Patrice Dougherty Patton, 83, of Dallas, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Feb. 6, 2013.

She was born in Pittston, daughter of the late John F. and Theresa Nelson Dougherty and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Wilkes-Barre.

Prior to her marriage, Patrice was a customer service representative for the Bell Telephone Co. in Wilkes-Barre.

Patsy, as she was known to her friends, married her high-school sweetheart, Bob, on Jan. 9, 1954, and throughout their lives, they resided in Jacksonville, N.C.; Wilkes-Barre, Allentown, Kingston, and Dallas, Pa. Together they were devoted to their seven children and nine grandchildren, delighted in close friendships and enjoyed traveling. Our lives were enriched by her gifts of creativity, love, hospitality and support. The greatest joy of her life was her family and their accomplishments.

She was a devoted member of Gate of Heaven Catholic Church, Dallas.

Patrice was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Patton, on Oct. 17, 2012. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in January 2012.

She was also preceded in death, by her son, Patrick, in 1983; brother Jack and sister Sr. Mary Chrysostom Dougherty, R.S.M.

Surviving are sons, Robert and wife Silvana, San Diego, Calif.; John and wife Maureen, Kennesaw, Ga.; Jerry, Swoyersville; Joseph, at home; daughters, Carol LaRose and husband Paul, Centreville, Va.; Mary Ellen Schall and husband, J. Eric, Kingston; grandchildren, John Patton, Emily Patton, Lauren Cable and husband Chris, Cory Patton, Beth Ann LaRose, Theresa LaRose, Christopher Schall, Harry Schall, Kristin Patton; sister Sr. Mary Clare Dougherty, R.S.M., Dallas; brother Charles Dougherty and wife Joan, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Thomas Patton, and wife Lois, Las Vegas; Ted Patton and wife, Rosalie, Kingston; one niece; nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and dear family friend, Sr. Bridget Clark, R.S.M., Dallas.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Gate of Heaven Church, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas. The Rev. Joseph Elston was the celebrant. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Arrangements are by the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.

The Patton family wishes to thank the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassionate care and friendship they provided Patsy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Center, 370 Lake St., Dallas, PA 18612.

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