Mildred J. (Burke) Patenaude, 85, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2013 following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Robert Wyss and the late Edward Patenaude.
Born in Fairhaven, the daughter of the late Patrick and Laura (Beaulieu) Burke, she had resided in Fairhaven for most of her life before moving to Rochester 2 years ago. She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School.
In earlier years, she had worked as a sales clerk in the jewelry department at the former Star Store in New Bedford. Mildred enjoyed caring for her loving family through the years.
Surviving relatives include her daughters, June S. Dumas and her husband William and Jean Jones and her husband Lee all of Mattapoisett; her grandchildren, Robert Dumas and his wife Jennifer, Kellie Cain, Jennifer Lawrence and her husband Robert and Jessica Deschamps and her husband Damon; her great-grandchildren, Hayleigh, Joe and Ty Dumas, Reece and Carter Cain, Madison Lawrence and Jacob, Jonathan, Jordan and Julia Deschamps. She was the sister of the late George and Walter Burke.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Private services are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven.