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Rae H. Patterson

August 8, 2022

Rae H. Patterson, 83, Clayton passed away Monday, August 8, 2022, at St. Camillus Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Syracuse.

Rae was born in Watertown November 18, 1938, daughter of Gerald H. and F. Margaret Kelley Hammond. She was a graduate of Clayton High School and received her bachelor's degree from Utica College.

On September 27, 1959 she married Burton R. Patterson at Christ Episcopal Church, Clayton with Fr. David Talbot officiating. Mr. Patterson died March 20, 2014.

Rae worked for Dr. William Heady, Watertown. From 1964 - 1975 she and her husband owned and operated Patterson's Grocery in Clayton. She then worked at several restaurants including Edgewood Resort, Alexandria Bay and Mccormick's, Driftwood, and Inlet Restaurants, all in Clayton. She retired as office manager at Frontenac Crystal Springs.

Rae was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. She volunteered for theAmerican Cancer Society and at the 1000 Islands Museum. She enjoyed reading, spending time with her family and friends, attending her children's and grandchildren's sporting events, and was a cat lover.

She is survived by her two daughters, Lorraine R. Guidry and husband Maurice, Kannapolis, NC and Meredith R. Patterson, Baldwinsville; three grandchildren, Austin J. Guidry, Michael P. Veith, and Montana R. Veith; brother Jon A. Hammond and wife Elizabeth, AZ; sister-in-law Rehba Clarke, Watertown; brother-in-law Douglas Patterson, Clayton; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her parents, Rae was predeceased by her daughter Barbara R. Mulherin, December 7, 1991.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Friday, August 12, from 4 - 7 PM. The funeral service will be on Saturday, August 13, at 10 AM at Christ Episcopal Church followed by burial in Clayton Cemetery. Online condolences to Rae's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western and Central NY, 4043 Maple Rd., Suite 105, Amherst, NY 14226 or St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.


#12 Tillie Youngs 2022-08-15 09:41
Lorraine, Meredith and families. My heart breaks for you. Rae was one of the first smiling faces I met when I came to Clayton and I will never forget her kindness. May she rest in peace as she is reunited with Burt and Barbara.
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#11 Diane Carr 2022-08-13 16:12
Lorraine, Meredith and Family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you. Diane & Tom Carr
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#10 Jack Schafer 2022-08-13 15:58
Rest in peace Rae. You were a good person. Have
Known you and Burt for a long time. I was a frequent
Customer to the penny candy and Ice cream freezer
at Burt's Corner store. Always enjoyed are friendly
chats when I would see you around town. To Rae's
Girls so sorry for the loss of your Mom.
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#9 Deborah Phinney 2022-08-13 08:42
Lorraine and Meredith, I was so sad to read of your Mom's passing. I am so glad I stopped to see her before she moved to Syracuse. Our families go way back and I have a lot of good memories of your Mom and Dad. You are in in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs...
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#8 Andrew Bazinet 2022-08-13 08:33
Wishing Meredith, Lorraine and your family strength and comfort. She was always sweet and kind to me. May she rest in peace.
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#7 Rikki Szynkowski 2022-08-12 21:59
Rae was a wonderful lady. I worked at shurfine and was always a pleasure being able to talk with her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. I am so sorry for your loss
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#6 Linda Shaffrey-Slone 2022-08-11 15:01
Lorraine and Meredith, so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Loved seeing Rae and Burt in church many years ago.
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#5 John Wetterhahn 2022-08-11 13:11
So sorry to hear this. I worked at Frontenac when Rae was in the office. She was a very nice woman.
Lorraine, Meredith and the rest of the family my condolences. May she Rest In Peace.
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#4 susan brown 2022-08-11 09:25
so sorry for your loss she was very nice lady
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#3 Jon & Janet Burrows 2022-08-10 19:48
Meredith, Lorraine & Grands, Well Burt has his buddy back and hopefully some of the lovely cats she so adored. SO sorry for her passing. SHe was a constant kind giving person. She will be missed.
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