Kathleen Janet (Stout) Patterson, age 82, of Delray Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 16, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Massachusetts, surrounded by her family who treasured her.
She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan but spent the greater part of her life in Florida. Beloved for 35 years by the late Robert Leo, cherished mother of Mary (Patterson) Dodge and son-in-law Larry, and devoted grandmother to Robert. She is also survived by her eldest sister, Mae Shumard of St. Claire Shores, Mi. and her younger brother, Jack Stout of Branson, MO., in addition to her 17 nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She also leaves many grand nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late James Stout and Margaret (Campbell) Stout Esher. Katie is pre-deceased by her sisters – the Stout girls – Mary Stout, Helen Johannson, Jessie Firestone, Agnes Rusk, Ruth Mauro and Shirley Fronrath.
Katie was a very strong and caring woman who would always do for others. She cherished the time spent with family and friends. She loved the beach, reading, cooking and entertaining. Her home was always open and welcoming. Her vibrant, optimistic, never-say-no attitude and outlook earned her respect, admiration and love from family and friends alike.
She was a long time employee of the Boca Raton Resort and Club in multiple capacities, Social Director, Membership Office and Secretary to the General Manager. Katie was the first concierge at Presidential Place in Boca Raton, Florida. Here she devoted her time, energy and love to the homeowners for almost 20 years until her retirement three years ago.
She will be greatly missed...every second of every day.
A private, family memorial service will be held in June. Memorial donations in Katie’s name may be made to Cancer Center Mass General Hospital North Shore, 102-104 Endicott Street, Danvers, MA 01923.
Memorial music “Be Thou My Vision” by Pastor Peter Vantine.
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