In Loving Memory

Carol Pattee

Pattee (Cooper), Carol

Deceased: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Service: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • Obituary:

    Mrs. Carol (Cooper) Pattee, age 91, of Utica, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at home.

      She was born in Berea, KY on February 9, 1922, a daughter of the late Oscar and Stella Case Cooper.

      Carol was raised and educated in Alabama, and a graduate of the University of Alabama.

      On October 1, 1942, she was joined in marriage to Clifford Pattee in CT, a blessed union of 57 years until his passing on November 15, 1999.

      She was a parishioner of the TabernacleBaptistChurch, Downtown.

      Surviving are one loving daughter, Donna Pattee and her husband Michael Thero of CO; one loving son, Hal Pattee of Utica; and one cherished granddaughter, Catherine Hersh and her husband Justin of CO.

      Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Wednesday, Feb. 27th at 1:00 p.m. at The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home, Inc. 1122 Culver Ave. with the Pastor Mark Caruana, officiating.

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Messages of Sympathy (3)

  • Gail Walls

    I have fond memories of swimming and camping with Mrs. Pattee. She had such a gentle way of being. With sincere condolences.
  • Sharon Wittern

    I will always remember your mother's kindness and seemingly limitless patience with us as children in our Girl Scout troop and with us running in and out of the house! My mom will always remember her as a lifelong friend!
  • Donna Pattee

    In a personal memorial to her grandmother my daughter, Catherine Hersh, wrote:
    The morning of Tuesday, February 19, we said goodbye to a strong, loving, giving, smart, beautiful woman. Grandma, we will miss you, but I know you are in a better place. I love you ♥

    Carol Pattee, her grandmother and my mother, was all these things and more. We all have our memories, even though we no longer have her with us. I will remember a woman who cared deeply for her family and friends; a woman who was a role model for so many; a woman who was a Girl Scout leader and a volunteer at the hospital; a woman who bravely met the challenges of cancer, osteoporosis and major surgery; and a woman who faced the end of her life with courage and peace.

    I also remember the fun and resourceful things about her:
    • Her decision to start dancing in her 30’s, taking classes, practicing in the kitchen and performing in recitals. She was good at it, too.
    • Swimming, swimming, swimming.
    • Her love of camping, in spite of facing off with a bear across the campfire and being chased into the camper by a mama bear.
    • Having her ears pierced after she turned 80. Her collection of earrings was truly impressive.
    • Acquiring, and riding, a bicycle in her 80’s.
    • And, last but not least, getting to church in our dresses, heels, hats and gloves and climbing out the back window of the convertible when the doors on the 1949 Plymouth wouldn’t open
    And so we say goodbye. She no longer struggles for each breath, and she is at peace. Our lives may be diminished with her passing, but we have been enriched by having her in our lives.

    I love you, Mom.

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