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April 30, 1930 - March 1, 2023
Burial Date: March 11, 2023
A Celebration of Charles’ life will be held on Saturday, Morning March 11, 2023, at St. Martin De Porres Church, 136 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven at 9:30am. Viewing will be in Church from 8:30am-9:30am in Church. Burial will follow with full Military Honor’s at All Saints, North Haven
Charles Patterson, Jr. transitioned into eternal life on March 1, 2023. ‘Pat’ aka ‘C.J.’ by his childhood friends, was born in Burlington, NC on April 30, 1930 to the late Charles Patterson, Sr. and the late Elmer Bracy. He was pre-deceased by his devoted wife, Narazette ‘Adele’ Patterson and siblings: Theodore Patterson, Levy Patterson, Thomas Patterson, Geneva Douglas and Ruby Bertrand. Pat is survived by and will be greatly missed by his dearly devoted daughter, Gail D. Patter-son; by his loving granddaughter, Tamira Jones and his beloved great-grandson, Bryce Jones-Mack, along with several special nieces: Myrna (who came to visit and helped care for him during his illness), Karen (who he showered with love, care and concern during difficult times), Veronica (who lovingly cared for him during his final days) and Alexis, (who loved and visited him often), also a dear nephew and niece, Edward ‘Man’ and Angelia Matthew, along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, Godchildren and friends.
Pat attended John Sellars Elementary School and graduated from John Sellars High School in Burlington, NC. He also attended Winston-Salem State University in N C with a full football scholarship. Pat served in the Armed Forces and on the N ew Haven Police Force for several years. He was a founding member of the New Haven chapter of The Silver Shields Black Police Organization. One of Pat’s fondest 111e110ries was when he coached a youth baseball team for the Police Athletic League (P.A.L.). Pat was also a proud private business owner in the New Haven area for many years. For decades, Pat was a faithful and active parishioner of St. Martin De Porres Church in New Haven, assisting as a Eucharistic Minister and a lector. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus and the Knights of St. Peter Claver. Pat will be remembered for his larger than life presence, his infectious laugh, his ‘gift for gab’ as well as being an avid fan of the NY Yankees and NY Giants. Pat was strongly determined to reach his 93rd birthday and to live longer than the 92 years his late father achieved. As far he was concerned, he made it!
Charles ‘Pat’ Patterson will be missed and mourned by many. The family of Charles ‘Pat’ Patterson would like to express our gratitude for the excellent care given to him by his Hospice nurses. A special thank you to his niece, Veronica Leal, who Pat himself said, he “wouldn’t have lived as long without her.» A special thank you to Joe Hundley for his love and support, whom Pat affectionately called “the son he never had.» The family of Charles ‘Pat’ Patterson also extends a heartfelt thank you for your 11any acts of kindness: your calls, visits, texts and extensions of blessings. All of which are deeply appreciated and have not gone unnoticed.
A Celebration of Charles’ life will be held on Saturday, Morning March 11, 2023, at St. Martin De Porres Church, 136 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven at 9:30am. Viewing will be in Church from 8:30am-9:30am in Church. Burial will follow with full Military Honor’s at All Saints, North Haven. Condolences maybe expressed at www.colonialfunerals.com.