EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 7, 2012

Patricia Bea Whitman, 53


Atkinson, NH — Patricia Bea Whitman, Ph.D., 53, of Atkinson, NH passed away Friday evening at her residence.

She was born in South Amboy, NJ on Dec. 30, 1958 daughter of Catherine (Bink) Whitman of Sandown, NH and the late Frederick R. Whitman.

Patricia was educated at Douglass College of Rutgers University and The University of Vermont and practiced as a Psychologist in both Vermont and New Hampshire.

She was a member of and had served on the Board of Directors at Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill.

In addition to her mother, Patricia is survived by her husband Jay S. Laveson, her daughter Emma W. Laveson both of Atkinson, and her brother Robert Whitman of Washington, NJ.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Service Sunday, Oct. 7th (TODAY) at 10:00 at Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main St. Haverhill. Interment will follow at the Children of Israel Cemetery, Haverhill. A memorial observance will be held following the interment Sunday at Patricia's late residence. Due to the Jewish Holiday Monday, the memorial period will resume on Tuesday and continue through Wednesday. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The National Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D Watertown, MA 02472. Condolences to her family may be made at

www.farmerfuneralhomes.com