Belmont, NY - Louise E. Patterson, 88, of State Route 19 South passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011 at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville following a long illness. She was born September 3, 1922 in North Tonawanda the daughter of the late Benjamin and Rose (Drewes) Grawe. On June 22, 1946 in North Tonawanda she married James W. Patterson who survives.
Louise was raised in North Tonawanda and graduated from North Tonawanda High School in 1940. She graduated from Brockport State Teachers College in 1944 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She taught second and third grade at Belmont Central School for many years, retiring in 1984. She loved teaching and children, and enjoyed playing the piano, the organ and flower gardening. She was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church.
Surviving in addition to husband are three children, Marie Patterson of Belmont, William (Leslie) Patterson of Casanova, VA and Sue (Greg) Martocello of Chili, six grandchildren, Jeremy (Jill) Lambert of Camden, Jason Lambert of Belmont, Michelle (Scott) Stockton of Cheektowaga, Andrea (Nathan) Viar of Culpeper, VA and Adam and Kara Martocello of Chili, six great grandchildren, Alyssa, Brayden, Andrew, Kaylie, Silas and Sophia as well as several nieces & nephews.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family and there will be no prior visitation. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. Memorial donations can be made to the Belmont United Methodist Church, 7 Park Circle, Belmont, NY 14813. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.