May 11, 2019
Mildred May "Millie" Patterson, 86, of Clayton passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, at River Hospital, Alexandria Bay.
Calling hours will be held at River Community Church on Friday, May 17, from 1 - 3 PM with the funeral service at 3 PM. Burial in Clayton Cemetery will be at the convenience of her family. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.
Millie was born in Champion on June 26, 1932, daughter of Sherry and Luva Tousant Card and raised by her stepmother, Lula Reese Card. She graduated from LaFargeville Central School. On March 13, 1955 she married Douglas V. Patterson at the LaFargeville Methodist Church with the Revs. Robert Malabar and Clayton Stoddard co-officiating.
She had worked as a beautician, waitress at various restaurants in the Clayton area, and was a manager at both Birch Haven Campgrounds and Fair Winds Lodge. Millie was a life-long member of River Community Church, was Church Clerk and taught Sunday school for over 50 years. She also served as the treasurer for the Clayton Council of Churches. She enjoyed ceramics and gardening, especially flower gardening.
Along with her husband, Doug, Millie is survived by her son, Douglas V. Patterson, Jr. and wife, Sabrina, Chaumont, daughter, Candace "Candy" Martilotta and husband, Thomas, Clayton, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, with one on the way.
Donations in her name may be made to either the River Community Church, 38844 Bartlett Point Rd., Clayton, NY 13624 or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 143, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Online condolences to Millie's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.