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LISA M. PATTERSON

July 13, 1965 - December 13, 2013

Service Date: December 28, 2013

Obituaries » LISA M. PATTERSON

PATTERSON, LISA M., 48, of Williamstown, passed away December 13 at Central Vermont Medical Center, with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 13, 1965, in Barre, beloved daughter of Henry D. and Mary A. (Kezer) LaPerle. Lisa attended schools in Williamstown, where her love and talent for all things creative were fostered. She was a seamstress, artist and mentor to many. She graduated with many friends in 1983. On Dec. 25, 1992, she married her soul mate, Michael B. Patterson. They made their home in Graniteville before moving to Williamstown, where they have been active members of the school community. Lisa began working in one of her first fields of bringing joy to others, as a camp counselor at Camp Teela-Wooket in Roxbury. She also worked as a kitchen aide at St. Jude’s Nursing Home in South Barre during high school. Lisa was a twister at Malden Mills textile plant in Barre and Hudson, N.H. She returned back to Graniteville to help care for her mom in 1992 and worked as a kitchen aide at CVMC in Berlin. Lisa began her favorite job in 1993, when their first son was born; she was a stay-at-home mom for many years, bringing joy to many young hearts as a day care provider, where art projects and outdoor play were important. She attended the Reach Up program in Barre, where she met lifelong friends and was introduced to Quilts-by-Elaine in Jeffersonville. Lisa was taught this wonderful craft of quilting and hand-stitching that enriched her life and many others through countless gifts of her craft. Lisa later worked with Market America, The Times Argus, and as a resident aide at The Gardens in Williamstown. Here, Lisa touched the hearts of many and later became a private care aide to a few residents, until her health prevented it. Lisa volunteered in her community through the Cub Scouts, WYSA, and at both elementary and high schools. Their door was always open to children, friends and family alike. She especially enjoyed watching her sons, Jordan and Dylan, playing any sport and was a cheerleader to all. She is survived by her husband of nearly 21 years, Mike, and their two sons, Jordan and Dylan; father Henry D. and stepmom Anna LaPerle; sister Brenda Beaudin and husband, Dennis; brother Henry LaPerle and wife, Michelle; stepsisters Kathy Broullette and husband Mickey, Missy Dargon and husband Dan; stepdaughters Brandy and Allyssa; one grandson; sister-in-law Robin; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Lisa was predeceased by her mother, Mary; both maternal and paternal grandparents; and stepsister Tammy Clark. There will be a celebration of Lisa’s life at Williamstown High School Dec. 28 from 5 to 8pm.

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