NORTHPORT – Donald S. Patten, 87, died Sept. 22, 2012, surrounded by his family, after a long illness. He was born July 31, 1925, son of Donald Irving and Alice (Miller) Patten.
He served in the Navy Sea Bees and upon leaving the service, became an auto body mechanic for many years. He loved his family and friends. He loved to dance, sing, roller skate and water ski. His favorite pastime was junking metal.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jeanne Bonin Patten; his children and grandchildren: daughter, Cindy Lewis and her husband, John, and their son, Josh, all of Northport; son, Donald Patten and wife, Kim, and their son, Donald, all of Belfast; son, Timothy Patten and his wife, Terry, of Northport and his son, Tim Jr., of Morrill; daughter, Bonnie Patten and her daughter, Jane Littlefield, of Northport; daughter, Heidi Gray and her husband, Bill, of Stockton Springs and their daughter, Kendra Kalis, of Highlands, N.C.; eight brothers and sisters, Norma, Shirline, Wayne, John, Keith, Mona, Sandra and Dwight; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; six brothers and two sisters, Richard, Allen, Peter, Wylie, Roger, Howard, Marjorie and Betty.
There will be a memorial service 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Burial will be at Beech Ridge Cemetery, Northport. Those who wish may make donations in Donald’s memory to Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, P.O. Box 772, Belfast, ME 04915 or Northport Fire Department, 16 Beech Hill Road, Northport, ME 04849. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.