In Memory

Wendy Patterson

Deceased Classmate: Wendy Patterson
Date Of Birth: May-01-1944
Date Deceased: Sept.-17-2014
Age at Death: 70
Cause of Death: ovarian cancer
Classmate City: Burlington
Classmate State: VT
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: No
Survived By: sons, Lee and Michael Myers: also cherished by the children and grandchildren of the late Dan Sullivan, her life partner of 27 years.

Wendy always threw herself wholeheartedly into the ideas and causes she believed in. In addition to her career with the VT Dept. of Human Services, she was always active in community affairs, politics and hobbies. She and Dan loved Paris, visiting more than a dozen times, making friends and studying the language. In her last years she accomplished her goal of becoming an exhibited artist. She battled her cancer for 5 years, exploring every avenue of treatment, even traveling to France when the U.S. stopped producing a popular drug. She became an advocate for other women in the same situation. I was able to spend 2 days with Wendy just before she entered hospice care. We had a wonderful visit, laughing and reminiscing, especially about our days at Dormont High. She was calm and at peace with dying. Wendy did her life and her death so well. I miss her, and treasure the 56 years that she was my friend.


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03/24/15 09:01 PM #1    

Barbara Narcolli (Aiken)

My heartfelt sympathy to Wendy's family and friends.  I always thought Wendy was a really cool gal in High School  Ted and I had the opportunity to spend sometime chatting with Wendy at our 50th class reunion, and I had some very nice conversations with her on facebook.  I am so sorry to hear this sad news.  RIP Wendy.  Hope you, Ted, and the rest of our deceased classmates are dancing to the oldies. 


Barbara Narcolli Aiken

03/26/15 10:20 AM #2    

Donna Stephenson (Ramsey)

Memories of Slumber Parties,caroling at Wallace Memorial Church, school bus rides going from little girls to young women. Wendy was a part of those for the Greentree girls and so many others.  What a fighter and optimist , Wendy really leaves with us the example of bravery and joy of living well in the days we are blessed to share.  My wish for quiet peace goes to her family.

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