After a brief illness, Winthrop Hartwell Patten, of Abington and Bridgewater, passed away surrounded by his family on April 12, 2020. He was in his 83rd year. He was the son of the late Winthrop Hartwell Patten and Marjorie Haskins Patten.
Win was the beloved husband of J. Mary “Pippi” Umbrianna Patten for the past 58 years and the loving father of Richard Patten and his wife, Stephanie, of Hanover and of Wendy Patten and her husband, Dr. Walter Belleza, of Fulton, Md. He also leaves his cherished twin grandchildren, Stephen and Lilly Patten, a sister, Jean Luke of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Win grew up in Abington and raised his family in the same home. After graduating from Abington High School, Win attended Wentworth Institute of Technology for a year and later graduated from Massasoit Community College with an associate degree in fire science. He served on the Abington Fire Department for 35 years, retiring in 1992 at the rank of captain. From 1955 to 1963, he also served in the Army National Guard, completing his service as a master sergeant. He was also a professional associate at the Quealy and Son Funeral Home for more than 40 years.
For the last 30 years, he volunteered at the food pantry run by the Saint Vincent de Paul Society at Saint Bridget’s Parish in Abington, where he had many friends and continued to serve the people of his community. Win will be remembered as a man of unwavering devotion to his family and for his integrity and his kindness and generosity to his friends, neighbors, and fellow firefighters.
Family and friends will honor and celebrate Win’s life at a memorial service this summer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Winthrop H. Patten to the Abington Food Pantry at Saint Bridget's Parish, 455 Plymouth Street, Abington, Mass., 02351. More information will be forthcoming on the Quealy and Son Funeral Home website. To sign the online guestbook and for additional information, please visit https://www.quealyandson.com/