Gerard Paoli Patterson, 58, of Springfield, died at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 5, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born April 14, 1955 in Springfield, to Guerino and Bess Paoli and was raised by Cleo and Charles Patterson.
Three brothers Steve and Jim Paoli and Jack Patterson preceded him in death.
Survivors include nieces and nephews Mary Wright; Robert Patterson; Steve Patterson; Pam Ealey; Jacqueline Patterson, several great nieces and nephews and family at Brother James Court; three sisters Jayne Teater; Jolene Nathey; Julie Duffy; two brothers Ron Paoli and Terry Paoli.
He worked for Sherman United Methodist Church for many years as a janitor. Gerard loved Elvis and was a huge fan of his.
Visitation: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Sherman United Methodist Church.
Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m, Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Sherman United Methodist Church with Pastor Craig Sweet officiating. Burial will follow at Stewart Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brother James Court.
Time: 11:00 am
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