Alice R. Patterson

August 9, 1923January 18, 2020
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Alice R. Patterson, 96, of Westmoreland, NH and formerly of Winchester, NH, passed away peacefully at the Maplewood Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

She was born in Keene, NH on August 9, 1923, the daughter of Leo R. and Emma A. Short. She attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Keene, NH.

On June 10, 1978, she joined her heart, her life and her family with her love, James A. Patterson. The two started their lives together and over the years as their family grew, adding grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, each one was welcomed with a tremendous amount of love and support. All their time was spent at football games, baseball games, dance recitals, birthday parties and any event or activity the grandchildren had going on. She also enjoyed going back and forth to Louisiana and often spent winters with her children there. She was so loved and appreciated for the warm and wonderful mom and grandmother she was, being anywhere any of them needed her to be.

She was known for her beauty, her spunk, her sense of humor and her ability to light up any room she walked into.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Sandra Gauvin of Somersworth, NH, Phyllis Lane and her husband, Howard, Bobby Alexander and his wife, Phyllis, Nancy Grover and her husband, Steve, all of Swanzey, NH, Rosemary Credeur and her husband, Gerald, of Rayne Louisiana, Cindy Latiolais and her husband, Bobby, of Spofford, NH, Tammy Whorfe and her husband, Frank, of Keene; and her 24 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband of 39 years, James A. Patterson; her daughter and first born, Janice Marie Miner; her grandson, Timothy Alexander; her son-in-law, Norman Gauvin; her sister, Mary Davis; and her brothers, Leo Short, Robert Short, Kenneth Short and Joe Short.

A liturgy of the word will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:30am in the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene. Burial will be in the spring in the Spofford Village Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Maplewood Nursing Home Activity Fund, 201 River Road, Westmoreland NH 03467.


  • Sandra Gauvin, Daughter
  • Phyllis Lane and husband, Howard, Daughter
  • Bobby Alexander and wife, Phyllis, Son
  • Nancy Grover and husband, Steve, Daughter
  • Rosemary Credeur and husband, Gerald, Daughter
  • Cindy Latiolais and husband, Bobby, Daughter
  • Tammy Whorfe and husband, Frank, Daughter
  • James A. Patterson, Husband (deceased)
  • Janice Marie Miner, Daughter (deceased)
  • Timothy Alexander, Grandson (deceased)
  • Norman Gauvin, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Mary Davis, Sister (deceased)
  • Leo Short, Brother (deceased)
  • Robert Short, Brother (deceased)
  • Kenneth Short, Brother (deceased)
  • Joe Short, Brother (deceased)
  • Leo R. Short, Father (deceased)
  • Emma A. (LeiPetre) Short, Mother (deceased)
  • Alice is also survived by her 24 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

  • Maplewood Nursing Home Activity Fund


  • Visitation and Celebration of Life Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • Liturgy of the Word Thursday, January 23, 2020


Alice R. Patterson

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rosemary Credeur

January 22, 2020

I don't know what to say, except I miss you so much already. I will see you through face time one more time tomorrow, and it will be over. I will forever miss your face and voice. I thank you for all the love, patience and lessons you have given to me. I find myself repeating things to my children as you have put them to me, Never knowing that one day they would be learning and lessons I've learned from you.
You have filled our lives with so much love, loosing you is like loosing my breath. You have always kept us together mom, please continue to do so, and watch over us all. Everyone is going to need you, Fly high mom, I'm pretty sure you will be in charge in no time, lol I will see you in my dreams, love you forever, your bugum

Laurie Thibodeaux

January 22, 2020

To the most beautiful woman God created. Memere you have always been my shining star throughout my life. Your smile and kind eyes made you so welcoming whenever any of us called you or stopped by for a visit. When you knew I was coming you would always have green apples, bagels and cream cheese waiting for me. We all knew where your key was hidden should we need to come inside and you weren’t home. The wonderful smell of your home brought instant happiness and comfort to me. When I told you that if I can be half the grandmother you were for my cousins and I, then I would consider myself successful and you teared up and said “oh Laurie, that means so much to me”, I was so happy I took that opportunity to tell you. Thank you for loving all of us! Thank you for all the visits you made through the years and stayed with me and my family all those weeks!! I wouldn’t trade one minute of those visits for all the money in the world! I carry the title of Memere with honor and vow to strive to live up to the standard you set! Give all those with you now my love and I look forward to our next cup of coffee!💕

Kate Navarre

January 22, 2020

I never met you in person but I know you were loved by your family in Louisiana very much. You will be missed. Rest in peace.

Michelle Arceneaux

January 22, 2020

Memére this world will not be the same without you in it. You leave behind a legacy of love, laughter, strength and family. You will live forever in our hearts and the love we pass on. We will miss you always.

One of your M&Ms

Richard Kendall

January 21, 2020

It is with a saddened heart that I learned of your Mothers recent passing.
She was quite the Gal and I have thought of "Mrs. A." fondly over the years. She graced so many with her presence.
Who can forget her homemade root beer(I begged for the recipe often) or her coleslaw. Unbelievable!
My sincerest sympathy to all of you.
May you each find your peace in time.

Rich Kendall

Norma Couture

January 21, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to her family. I will miss seeing her when I visit my mother at Maplewood. She was such a sweetheart.

Cindy Latiolais

January 21, 2020

Mom, your beauty, strength and love for life is an inspiration to us all. I will miss you every minute of every day. The world will never be the same without you in it. I miss you mom- and love you more❤️

Hayley Lane-theriault

January 21, 2020

You were one of the strongest women I have ever known....and by far always the most beautiful! I luv you always! Now jump back on that motorcycle like you have always wanted:)