Obituary for Mary Rose Patton

    • Name: Mary Rose Patton
    • Home Town: Bolivia, NC
    • Date of Death: 03/04/2019
    • Birth Place: Stamford, CT
    • Birth Date: 04/29/1941
    • Service Date: 03/11/2019 at 11:00 AM
    • Service Place: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Southport, NC
    • Interment: Sacred Heart Catholic Church Columbarium

    Mary Rose Patton, 77, Bolivia, NC died March 4, 2019.

    She was born in Stamford, CT on April 29, 1941, a daughter of the late Paul Dora and Rose Kmetz Dora. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a twin brother, Monsignor Peter Dora. She was a retired educator with the public school system in Connecticut.

    Surviving are her husband, Dwight H. Patton; son, Peter Patton (Catherine), New York, NY; daughter, Melissa Hardy, Tampa, FL; sister, Sister Patricia Dora, Hartford, CT; grandchildren, Molly Hardy, Katlin Hardy, Erin Hardy, Eleanor Patton, and Paul Patton.

    A Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. Additional memorial services will be held in Connecticut this summer with a date to be announced.

    Online condolences may be made at

    Brunswick Funeral Service, Southport/Oak Island


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