Gary Bruce Patterson
Gary Bruce Patterson
  • March 4, 1952 - October 13, 2017
  • Griswold, Connecticut

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Gary B Patterson, age 65, of Griswold, passed away at Backus Hospital on October 13,2017. He was the loving husband of Linda and father of Benjamin.
Gary was born on March 4, 1952 in Middletown Connecticut, the son of Kenneth and Elsie Patterson. After graduating from Vinal Tech, he enlisted in the US Navy, proudly serving on the USS Greenling. He recounted experiences from his service on a daily basis. Following discharge he received a degree in teaching and taught shop classes at the American School for the Deaf. He changed paths in life and ended up working in the Safety Department at Electric Boat. He received his Master's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health and ended his Safety career with the Town of Groton, retiring in 2013. Upon his retirement, he joined the MET team at the Lisbon Home Depot, a job he loved.

Gary is survived by his wife and son, a sister and brother in law, Pat and Bill Garrity, of Scotland, a nephew and his wife, Will and Rachael Coleda of Castleton on Hudson, New York, and their children and his beloved pets, Angus, Cooper, Yogi, Spike and Bibs. May he be greeted in heaven by his family and his other animals who went before him. Funeral Services and Burial are private. There are no calling hours. Please visit to leave an online tribute or condolence.