Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


George Patterson

November 3, 1927July 23, 2020

George Patterson, 92, of Acushnet passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 23, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Pauline (Tremblay) Patterson whom with he shared 57 years of marriage.

Born in New Jersey, a son of the late Ernest and Mary (Rahl) Patterson, he grew up there and moved to the area while serving in the Navy in Newport, RI.

George was a proud Navy Veteran who served during World War II and the Korean War on the USS Yorktown, USS Antietam, and USS Shangri-La Essex-class aircraft carriers. He later worked as a production controller at Continental Screw Company, and an inspector at Acushnet Company, and Varian. He and his family loved to travel. They visited Disney World 22 times and would travel to Las Vegas twice a year during his retirement. He also enjoyed smaller day trips around the Southcoast. George loved to go to the Phoenix for breakfast and eating at the 99 restaurant. He was a happy man that also enjoyed fishing and tending to his garden.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Michael Patterson and his wife Jessica of Amesbury and Nancy Demers and her husband Joseph of Bourne; and five grandchildren, Michelle, Jennifer, Kyle, Ryan, and Eve.

A private military funeral honors service will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne under the direction of the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. For online tribute, www.rock-funeralhome.com.


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Mary Lebeau

August 8, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to you, Pauline, and all the family. We’re glad we met up with both of you a few months back at Texas Rdhs. We had a nice conversation. You have great memories to help you through this most difficult time. George & Mary Lebeau

Ezara Pires

August 7, 2020

My deepest sympathy Pauline I look so forward to meeting both of you at old country buffet, thank you George for your service you will be deeply missed, you were best friends with my sister ,love you both 🙏💐

Renee Perry

July 31, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss Mrs. Patterson. I always loved my Saturday morning conversations with you both at Friendlys. I would read before Randy and the kids came and we would talk of life, kids, and grandkids. Once I moved to Georgia my Saturday mornings have not been the same. Peace to you and your family, Mrs. Patterson. RIP Mr. Patterson thank you for your service.

Susan Pinarreta

July 29, 2020

A truly wonderful man. I will miss seeing you wave to me from your car or even when you have come in to the Dollar Tree and shared some great stories with all of us. Deepest sympathy to the family. I am so sorry Pauline. We all love you at the Dollar Tree. 🙏

Michelle Boudreau

July 29, 2020

You will be greatly missed Mr. Patterson, Thomas will miss your smile and stories you were always so mind to him, may you Rest In Peace and suffer no more.

Sandra White

July 26, 2020

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Will always remember he and his wife coming in to Old Country Buffet several times a week. They were always so nice to talk to and would make me laugh. He will be missed.


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