Robert Bruce Patterson, Jr., ’68 died on May 29, 2004, in Falmouth, Maine.
Born on May 19, 1946, in Winchester, MA, he prepared for college at Medford (MA) High School and became a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1968, he was a manager with the New England Telephone Company before entering Boston College Law School, from which he received a doctor of jurisprudence degree in 1972. He joined the Portland law firm that is now known as Verrill & Dana, where he became a partner in 1977 and where he practiced corporate law. As chair of the firm’s real estate department, he focused his practice on commercial and real estate transactions and commercial finance. From 1968 until 1974, he was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve as a specialist fifth class. A member of Holy Martyrs Church in Falmouth, he is survived by his wife, Ellen Smith Patterson, whom he married in 1969; a son, Brian Patterson of Charlestown, MA; a daughter, Dr. Kara P Waters of South Portland; two sisters, Joanne Fagan of Folly Beach, SC, and Diane Patterson of Portland; and a granddaughter.