Patricia Jo (White) Alden

Patricia Jo (White) Alden, 81 died peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH on November 16, 2022.

She was born on  April 20, 1941, in Windsor, Vermont the daughter of Joseph White Jr. and Constance Puksta White.

Pat graduated from Windsor High School in 1959. Early on she worked at the Old Woodstock Inn and the Montessori school in Naples, FL. Pat volunteered at the Woodstock Elementary School teaching reading to children and helping with the ELF program, She was a Kindergarten teacher for the Woodstock Sunshine School. Pat also worked as the administrator for Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church and for a number of years as a research assistant at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

Pat had wonderful musical talent and loved music very much. She played the piano. A dedicated parent, Pat enjoyed flowers, gardening, and recycling (early advocate of Frank Teagle recycling opportunities in Woodstock). She was an advocate for early education, a voracious reader, loved the library, art, beauty, creating floral arrangements for the O.L.S. altar, and decorating for seasonal holidays.

Pat is survived by her daughter Elisabeth Alden, son John Alden (Cindy), nephew Kevin White (Bethany), and many loving friends.

In addition to her parents, Pat is predeceased by her husband John Taylor Patrick Alden, a son Richard Alden, and a brother Anthony White.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, November 21, 2022, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Woodstock, Vermont beginning at 11:00 am.

Those wishing may make memorial donations to the ALS Association, P.O. Box 207, Concord, NH 03302-0207.

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