J. Manley Patterson
Hallowell – J. Manley Patterson, 64, veteran fireman and former city clerk, died at his 3 Vine St. home early Thursday morning following a long illness.
He was born in Hallowell Feb. 18, 1892, the son of George S. and Maria Dunn Patterson.
As a young man, he was employed by the Johnson Brothers Shoe Company in Hallowell and continued in their employ until the company was liquidated. During World War II, he worked at the Bath Iron Works and prior to his last illness, was an employee of Bonafide Mills, Winthrop.
For eight years, under the late Mayor John M. Robinson, he was city clerk. He was a member of the Hallowell Fire Department for over 40 years and was a past president of the Maine Hand Engine League which he helped organize. He was also former past Division Commander of the Maine Sons of Veterans and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors are his sister, Miss Marie Patterson, with whom he made his home, and several cousins.
Funeral services will be from Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Services for J.M. Patterson
Hallowell – A high requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of J. Manley Patterson was sung at Sacred Heart Catholic Church by the Rev. Wilfrid J. Bernard Saturday morning.
A delegation attended from the Hallowell Fire Department.
Honorary bearers were Percy H. Bradbury, James G. Cummings, J. Irving Braley, Alden L. Niles, Harold R. Stevens, Donald B. Johnson.
Active bearers were Alton L. Sproul, Alfredo S. Masciadri, Michele H. Falconi, Daniel J. Cronin, Roscoe Bradbury and Victor R. Morgan.
Interment was in the family lot in Hallowell Cemetery where the Rev. Fr. Bernard said prayers.