Carol was born on December 22, 1921, to Frank N. and Anna (Horne) Patterson. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Boston University, Carol worked as a math tutor for the Cerebral Palsy Organization for many years. She and her friend, Gertrude Bowles, founded the first Girl Scout Troop for handicapped girls. She was also a member of the DAR.
Carol was predeceased by her brother, Willard Patterson; and two nephews, Jeffrey Patterson and Lee Patterson. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Dorothy Patterson of Charlton, Mass.; her cousin, Karen Burns of Andover; her nephew, Mark Patterson of Brewster; and her niece, Beth Glickman of Goffstown, N.H.
For those who wish, donations may be made in Carol’s name to the Grace Episcopal Church, 35 Jackson Street, Lawrence, MA 01840, or Riverside Veterinary Clinic, 664 Riverside Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, November 5, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, Mass. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover. For directions, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.