Wood Funeral Home

784 Main Street, East Aurora, NY


Jean M. Patterson

November 10, 1951October 15, 2019
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PATTERSON, Jean M. (nee Willis) October 15, 2019 of East Aurora, NY. Beloved wife of Douglas Patterson. Dearest mother of Amy and Craig Patterson. Dear sister of James (late Louise) Ernst and the late Mary Perfetto. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will be present on SUNDAY from 2-7 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME 784 Main Street, East Aurora. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday October 21 at 9:30 am at Immaculate Conception Church. Please assemble at the church. Flowers gratefully declined, if desired contributions may be made to the Erie Co. SPCA. Online condolences and donations may be shared at www.woodfh.com


  • Visitation Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 21, 2019


Jean M. Patterson

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Bryan Thines

October 22, 2019

So sorry for your loss, many fond memories . . .

Greg Reiber

October 22, 2019

Doug, so sorry to hear about Jean. My prayers are with you and yours.

Betsy Rengert

October 21, 2019

Doug and family..I am so sorry, Jeannie was sooo full of life and happiness. We had alot of fun times in high school., and there are some stories to tell. We should all carry these memories with smiles and will keep her strong personality there too. I am sending you my heartfelt condolences and Doug, this is a hard road to walk for awhile and just know your love for each other will be with you forever.

Cori Gambini

October 20, 2019

Working side by side with her in the Open Heart Unit at Gates, she was a go to person. With questions, for help and advice. You wanted to be working with Jean. She always provided many laughs which we all needed to survive the work we do every day. When she showed up in the SCU at Suburban and I had the opportunity to work with her again , it was just awesome. Everyone of her patients were truly blessed. The countless lives she touched and truly made a difference. All those years serving the sick, our most vulnerable. Time to retire , relax and enjoy life without the crazy work schedule and back breaking work we do everyday was cut way too short. Rest In Peace my friend and may you enjoy paradise. You earned some really big, beautiful and powerful wings. Fly high and free, until we meet again.

Joyce Salansky

October 19, 2019

I remember Jean from when Craig and my son played soccer together and from church. She was a lovely person and will be sorely missed. Condolences to her entire family, especially Doug, Amy and Craig.
Sincerely . Joyce Salansky.

Carolyn Van Boven

October 19, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Jean's. We loved her as part of the Suncoast Family. She was so much fun including helping organize parties. Will always remember our Rummikub games. Jean will truly be missed by all.
Gordon & Carolyn Van Boven

Mo Mannion

October 18, 2019

Once you heard it you could never forget her laugh or not laugh with her. More energy than that energizer bunny and always a hand to lend to anyone who needed it. I worked with her at MFH in the OHU. She worked hard was a friend to all and left us way too soon. My condolences to her family. She will be missed

Donna Piduch McDonnell

October 18, 2019

2nd grade a funny blonde made me her friend. I loved her
6th grade I lost her to the junior high as I finished Corpus Christy. But she stayed with me and I missed her
9th grade we stayed over night at her house all the time. Makeup applying, beer sneaking fun loving times. I loved it and her mom became a rock in my life.
12 th grade I left EA. Never thought I
would loose track. ... but we did.
Never stopped loving her. Never forgot the fun. Never forget her love
Missed our reunion. Something tugged at me. I hate myself for that
Tho we haven’t spent much time together over the years she has always been my star. Smart, loving and the reason I am a nurse.
I love and loved her my entire life and I will miss u like hell
I love u Jean.

Ed Otis

October 18, 2019

May fond memories of your wife bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before she passed away. Our memories are happy ones of parties and boats and visitations. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. We will miss Jean very much.
Ed & Cel Otis

Gibeon Bradbury

October 18, 2019

Two of my favorite people.!!
Connecting from time to time and following the adventures of the Pattersons has been a great delight in my life.
Jean was an inspiration and advisor on many occasions and i am truly and forever grateful for the help and kindness extended to me personally in trying times.
Jean: You have sailed home and are with the Angels now.
You will be in my Prayers always