Obituary: Arlene Elizabeth Yagovane Patterson

Arlene Elizabeth Yagovane Patterson
Arlene Elizabeth Yagovane Patterson

OXFORD — Arlene Elizabeth (Yagovane) Patterson, 72, of Naugatuck formerly of Oxford, beloved wife of the late Robert “Tim” Philip Patterson, entered into rest peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 at her home. She was born in Derby on April 11, 1943, the beloved daughter of the late Alfred W. and Ruth Ellen McGrath Yagovane.

Arlene was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church of Oxford. She worked as a payroll clerk at SNET for 40 years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed watching old movies especially Westerns and loved reading to her cherished granddaughters Sophia and Abigail. She loved watching UConn basketball. Arlene will be sadly missed by her family and friends and will forever by in their hearts.

Her loving family includes her devoted son, Shawn R. Patterson of Cheshire; two caring brothers, Alfred R. Yagovane of Seymour, Frederick C. Yagovane of Seymour; three loving sisters, Ruth Marilyn Fainer of Plymouth, Audrey Louise Smith of Seymour and Nancy Ellen Kross of Ansonia; two cherished granddaughters, Sophia and Abigail and their mother, Heidi Patterson, of Oxford; two devoted nephews, Kevin Smith of Seymour and Ryan Kross of Ansonia; and three loving nieces, Rachael Long of Terryville, Laureen Arena of Somers, N.Y. and Beth Root of South Windsor, and several other nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 733 Oxford Road, Oxford. Interment will follow in the family plot at Jacks Hill Cemetery, Oxford. There will be no calling hours. The Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank St., Seymour is caring for the family.

Memorial gifts may be made in Arlene’s memory to The American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

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