Henry Joseph Patten

November 29, 1890 – November 20, 1970
Department Commander 1948


Henry Joseph Patten, 79, of 3 Grand St., died in a local nursing home Friday.

He was born Nov 28, 1890 in Augusts, the son of Patrick and Susan O’Brien Patten.

He was a maintenance man for the state, the oldest licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state.  He graduated in 1915 from the A. Johnson Dodge School of Embalming, Roxbury, Mass.  He was a veteran of the Mexican Border Incident and World War I.  He was a member of Winthrop Street Universalist Church, Capitol Grange, Capitol Barracks, WWI Veterans, past state command, Sons of Union Veterans.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Georgianna Jones Patten of Augusta; a son, Richard C. Patten of Portland; one nephew.

Funeral services will be held at 15 Flagg St., at 1:30 p.m. Monday.


Patten, Henry Joseph – Friends may call at the Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 15 Flagg St., Augusta, Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.


Services for Henry J. Patten

Augusta – Funeral services for Henry J. Patten were held at 15 Flagg St. Monday afternoon with the Rev. Douglas H. Robbins, pastor of the Winthrop Street Universalist Church, officiating.

Delegations attended from the church, Capital Grange, Capital Barracks of WWI Veterans, the Sons of Union Veterans, and Internal Revenue Service.

Bearers were Rober Hickey, Harold Rich, Maurice Warner, Fred Buck, Betrand Gardner, and Stuart Taylor.  Early Hayes sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery where the Rev. Mr. Robbins gave committal prayers and the flag was presented to Mrs. Patten by Horace Newhouse commander of Capital Barracks of WWI Veterans.

Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec, Maine

Find A Grave Memorial# 88983778