In Memoriam : Drinda Patterson

Drinda Patterson Drinda Lee Carmichael Patterson - age: 59
(April 04, 1957 to June 27, 2016 )
Resident of Saco, Maine

Visitation Information:
Friends and relatives may come from 10:00 am to 11:00AM Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the Dennett, Craig & Pate funeral Home 365 Main St, Saco, Maine 04072. A 11:00AM funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home.

After a short but courageous battle with cancer, Drinda Lee Carmichael, (Patterson) passed on June 27,2016 with her three children and family by her side at the Gosnell house is Scarborough,ME she is now in the arms of her mother and sister in heaven. She leaves behind her three children Gregg Carmichael and wife Molly,and two granddaughters Olivia and Ms. Allie, her daughter Jennifer Carmichael and fiancÚ Randy Bourgoin, and grandson Zane, and her baby Nicholas Carmichael.

Drinda was born on April 4, 1957 in Fort Fairfield, Maine. She grew up in a large, loving family with two sisters and 1 brother. They were brought up from early childhood what "life on the farm" was and what responsibilities were expected daily from there father. After moving from "the county" down in the Portland area she excelled in many positions held in administrative support including: Verrill Dana, ReMax By the Bay, Keller Williams and most recently her new family at Maine Bankers Association.

Drinda was a driven professional with a secret love casino nights and absolutely loved the Red Sox!! When diagnosed with cancer in 2016, she remained dedicated in her work and in her will to fight her illness. She remained a brave, iron-willed woman, even throughout her final months.

Drinda is survived by her children, Gregg, Jenn and Nichols as well as her father Gary Patterson and wife Pamela Patterson, sisters Shelly Pariseau, brother Gary Patterson, Jr., grandchildren Zane Campbell IV and Olivia and Allison Carmichael, and nephew Jeremy Pariseau and Janel Titus and Kelly Lagrange. She is preceded in death by her mother Brenda Miller and her sister, Candy.

Drinda requested to be cremated. Her ashes will be spread throughout her favorite beaches OOB and in Aruba. The family would especially like to thank Sam, Drindas close friend for his huge support to the children during this time of need. And Gramp and Gram.

Daphne Backman - June 30, 2016Contact this person Contact this person
To Drinda's family - I'm so sorry for your loss. I was fortunate to work with Drinda at Maine Bankers Association for 5 years. She and I would often share stories about growing up in 'The Counties' with her living in Aroostook, while I was born in Washington - so many similarities. She often talked about Gregg, Molly and Jenny and her grandchildren while also sharing Nick's adventures while he was in high school. Our whole office was dedicated to supporting the Red Sox - win or lose - and Drinda fit right in. She will be missed and remembered.

Julie Keplinger - July 1, 2016Contact this person Contact this person
Thoughts and prayers to Drinda's children, grandchildren and all of her family. I knew her best when we were younger and wish I had kept in touch when we got older. Much love to her family and Shelly, Gary Jr., and Uncle Gary.

Catherine Groves Chang - July 2, 2016Contact this person Contact this person
My deepest sympathy to All family members of Drinda. Although I haven't seen her in many years I was blessed to have been a part of the Patterson family growing up in Methuen. I am so heartbroken. Prayers for courage and strength during this difficult time.


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