Obituary of Margaret Patterson
Margaret M. (Spitko) Patterson, age 89 of Danbury formerly of Newtown, died on April 5th at Filosa Convalescent Center, Danbury, CT. She was the wife of the late George Spitko, and the late Albert Patterson.
Margaret was born May 2, 1927 in Bauschendorf, Slovakia, the daughter of the late Karl and Suzanne (Spitko) Weber. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Margaret was an excellent cook, and loved to garden. She enjoyed travelling, and was an active participant in her church in Fort Lauderdale, FL, devoting many hours at the Lutheran Thrift Store, before relocating to CT to be closer to her family. She, also enjoyed the company of her pets: Boots, Oscar and Kaiser.
Margaret was predeceased by her first husband, George Spitko in 1967. Together they had four daughters: Heidi McElroy of East Meadow, NY, Dr. Helga Jensen Ruopp of Newtown, CT, Dr. Waltraut Waterman of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Ulrike Lawrence of Syracuse, NY.
Margaret later married Albert Patterson, who died in 2002.
In addition to her four daughters, Margaret is survived by her 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and a great great grandchild, along with numerous nieces and nephews living in Germany, Slovakia, and Israel.
There are no calling hours.
Funeral services will take place at 10:00am on Friday April 21st at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 18 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, with Pastor Walter Harper, officiating. Interment will be in the Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are requested to be made to Immanuel Lutheran School and Church, 18 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811. The Cornell Memorial Home 247 White Street, Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
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