Joel F. Patterson

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Joel F. Patterson, 72
ROCKWOOD - Joel F. Patterson, of Rockwood, previously of Sanford, passed away Jan. 8, 2018, after a short illness, surrounded by family, at Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, Ill.
He was born April 16, 1945, in Bangor, to Raymond and Clara Patterson, and grew up in the small town of Dover-Foxcroft. He would share great stories of his childhood years working in Koritsky's, Hugh Cole's Garage, and crazy antics with his high school friends from Foxcroft Academy.
He went on to graduate from Husson College in 1969. After graduating, he passed the CPA exam and opened an accounting firm in Sanford. His clients became his friends and an extension of his family. He had a special place in his heart for each of them for over 40 years.
More than anything, Joel loved having coffee in the morning with his high school sweetheart of 53 years, Carol, overlooking Mount Kineo on Moosewood Lake. He enjoyed spending time with his daughters, Patricia, and her husband, Peter Holmes, of Scarborough; and Amy, and her husband, Jeff Schmitt, of Lake Bluff, Ill. He cherished his time with his loving grandchildren, Caitlin, Nathan, and Allison Schmitt. With good friends Danny and Maurice, there were always adventures to be had and great stories to be told. He is also survived by brothers, Irving, and his wife, Lorene, of Kennebunk; and Allen, and his wife, Joanne, of Sanford; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
A celebration luncheon will be held in his honor Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Town Club, 6 Washington St., Sanford. Interment will take place this spring in Atkinson.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes contributions to be made
in Joel's name to the
The Joel F. Patterson
Memorial Fund
Rockwood Community Church
P.O. Box 84
Rockwood, ME 04478

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 11, 2018