Joshua L. Patterson, 31, died Friday, September 23, 2016, at his home, following a sudden illness. He was born in Dover-Foxcroft on August 27, 1985, a son of Dennis L. and Rebecca A. (Ronco) Patterson.
He graduated from Piscataquis Community High School, class of 2003, and continued his education at the University of Maine, Orono, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Economics. While in Orono, he was a brother of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
He met his wife, Jen, while in college in 2005. He married Jennifer A. Pickering on June 18, 2011, at Jones Landing on Peaks Island. The two of them loved traveling and exploring. They were looking forward to a trip this winter and a lifetime of traveling together. After graduation he began his career as a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments and his office was in Kennebunk, Maine.
Josh was an amazing and loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He adored his 18 month old daughter, Aubrey, and could not wait to share all of his passions in life with her. From teaching her about the universe to taking her fishing, he was so incredibly excited about the future.
He was an avid fisher, hunter and outdoorsman. Despite his suit and tie, he was much more comfortable in the woods. He loved snowmobiling trips, hiking and four wheeling. He was looking forward to his upcoming bird hunting trips with friends. His Octobers were planned years in advance.
Outside of Jen and Aubrey, Josh's two best friends in life were his father, Dennis Patterson, and Daniel Macomber. He couldn't have asked for better friendships. He loved working on his land in Abbot with his father, and exchanging scratch tickets for cribbage games. Dan and Josh have made a lifetime of questionable choices and great memories together.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer Patterson of Westbrook; a daughter, Aubrey A. Patterson of Westbrook; parents, Dennis L. and Rebecca A. Patterson of Abbot; three sisters, Stacey Nichols and husband, Mike of Dexter, Colleen Patterson of Brunswick, and Amanda Thomas of San Antonio, Texas; mother- and father-in-law, Daniel and Anne Pickering of Portland; brother-in-law, Daniel Pickering of Las Vegas, Nevada; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Visiting hours will be 5:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, at Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, at the Chapel. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
To visit Joshua's memorial page or share online condolences, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com