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Patricia Alice Farnham, 81, Waterbury

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Patricia Alice Farnham, 81, Waterbury


Patricia Alice Farnham – 81, passed away peacefully on Palm Sunday evening, 2020 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Berlin, NH on November 13, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (Ripley) Davenport. Pat was previously married to William Waterhouse, Sr. On December 30, 1975, she married Donald David Farnham in Middlebury. Don predeceased Pat on April 4, 2008.

As a young woman Pat was employed as an LNA in Berlin, NH. Moving to Vermont in 1972, Pat and Don, following their marriage, made their home in Waterbury for many years. Following Don’s passing, Pat moved to Essex Junction to be near her daughter, Margaret.

Pat particularly enjoyed word puzzles, crocheting, knitting and long car rides on the back roads of Vermont. She was an avid listener to WOKO radio and took great joy in spending time with family. She is joyfully remembered for being selfless, loving, and giving.

Pat is loved and mourned by her children, Margaret Reynolds and her husband John of Essex Jct., Jane Foote and her husband Jarvis of Pittsburg NH, Richard Waterhouse and his wife Katrina of Nashua NH, Frank Waterhouse and his wife Jennifer of Phoenix AZ, John Waterhouse of Berlin NH; her 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; as well as extended family. Pat is predeceased by a son, William Waterhouse, Jr.

Pat’s family is thankful for the care, compassion and friendship shown to her by the VNA.

It was Pat’s wish that there be no public service. For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the National Autism Association (, or the Epilepsy Foundation ( Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury.


April 5, 2020

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