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ST. ALBANS – Edward Joseph Patten, 87, passed on to be with the Lord January 8, 2011 at a Dexter health care facility. He was born November 30, 1923 in St. Albans, second son of Earl and Nellie (May) Patten. He graduated from Hartland Academy where he loved sports, and worked with his father on the family farm. After graduation, he helped build the Greenville airport as a laborer for the state. He married the former Barbara Martin, also of St. Albans, where they continued living for the rest of their married life. They raised 5 children on three different farms, the last being the Ralph Hanson farm on Todd’s Corner Road.

Ed was also a meat cutter and meat salesman on the road for Hanson and Smith. He was also janitor and bus driver for St. Albans schools. He also worked at the wood mill by Big Indian stream. After “retiring”, he worked at Bud’s Shop and Save in Pittsfield for 20 years. He was a member of St. Albans Union Church. Due to failing health Ed resided at Lizabeth House in Dexter, where he received excellent care, and “family recreation”. Ed’s family would like to thank them for his excellent care.

Ed was predeceased by his wife, Barbara (Martin) in June of 2002; 3 sons, David, Ernest and Eric; a brother Leon Patten; and 2 sisters, Evelyn Corson and Irene Knight.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Beatrice and husband Robert Rosen of Atkinson, NH; Linda Cowan and life partner Wayne Haskell of Garland; grandchildren, Joy and husband Steve Kennedy and great grand-daughter MacKenzie of Medford, NJ, Tamara and husband Jim Leavitt, great granddaughters, Rachel and Savanna Leavitt, all of St. Albans, Mark Patten, Kenneth Patten, Sr. and great grandchildren Kenneth, Jr., Heather and Jennifer Patten, all of Wesley Chapel, FL.

The family would also like to express their gratitude for the love, wonderful care, respect and rehabilitation received in his last days from the staff and volunteers at the Dexter Health Care Facility. He had a smile on his face from the warmth and concern to the end.

There will be no services at this time. A spring committal service will be held at St. Albans Village Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Patient Activity Fund, C/O Dexter Health Care, 64 Park Street, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written condolences at

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