Dr. Clarissa M. Patterson - Smithfield

Dr. Clarissa M. Patterson - Smithfield

Dr. Clarissa M. Patterson, 81, of Hattie Avenue, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Greenville Health Center. She was the wife of the late Merrill B. Patterson.

Born in Killingly, Conn., she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Alma (Carroll) Hayfield.

Clarissa was a professor and had been a Dean of Faculty and department chairperson at Bryant University from 1955 to 1993.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, and she was predeceased by her siblings, Estella Jarvis and James B. Hayfield.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, intersection of Routes 44 and 116, Greenville. Burial is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 505, Greenville, RI 02828. For messages of condolence,
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