Jean Paterson

Jean W. Paterson (Whelan)

Wednesday, April 14th, 1926 - Saturday, September 28th, 2019
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Obituary

Jean W. Paterson, 93, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Jean was born in Stamford on April 14, 1926, the daughter of William and Kate Lunny Whelan of this city.
A 1943 graduate of Stamford High School, Jean graduated in 1947 from Colby College in Waterville, Maine where she met her husband of 70 years, Gordon R. Paterson. After graduation, she was a social worker for the Town of Greenwich. She received her Master’s degree in Education from Western Connecticut State University in 1973. She worked for many years at the law firm of Paterson and Roberts.
A long time supporter of many organizations, she was especially fond of the Ferguson Library and the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens. She and her husband enjoyed many vacations traveling and cruising. She most enjoyed daily crossword puzzles, a good book to read on a quiet evening and the company of her family.
Jean is survived by her loving children Nancy Salit (Chet) of Pasadena, California; Barbara Rescigno of Bridgeport, Connecticut; Elinor Paterson Roberts of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Gordon W. Paterson (Amy) of Vernon, Connecticut; and Kathryn Paterson (Patrick Tepesch) of Corning, New York as well as 11 granddaughters and 10 great grandchildren.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, Thursday morning, October 3, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm with a funeral service to be celebrated at 12:00 noon. A funeral procession will follow to St. George’s Mausoleum, Woodland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jean’s memory to Constellation Hospice, 14 Westport Ave., Norwalk Connecticut 06851.
For online condolences, please visit www.Cognetta.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
    Address
    104 Myrtle Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06902
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
    Address
    104 Myrtle Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06902
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    St. George's Mausoleum
    Address
    Woodland Place
    STAMFORD, CT 06902
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Donations are being accepted for: Constellation Hospice.

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