Obituary for Judith "Judy" Patterson (Giggey)
Judith Giggey Patterson passed away on January 23, 2018 at her home in Dixmont after battling kidney disease over many years. She was born in Bangor on February 3, 1948, the daughter of Dana A and Barbara (Patterson) Giggey. After attending Bangor public schools, she earned degrees from Husson College and the University of Maine. Much of her professional career was spent in the Cancer Registry at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. She taught medical terminology at Eastern Maine Community College and was recognized for her dedication to her students. Later in life, and in retirement, she pursued her interests in history and genealogy. After moving to Dixmont in the early 1990s, Ms. Patterson became an active member of the Dixmont Historical Society, was a primary author of the town’s published history, and served as Cemetery Sexton. She is survived by her husband Curtis Wright of Dixmont; a brother Michael Giggey and his wife Caryl of Topsham; and step children Jennifer Smith of Newburgh, Angela Wright of North Carolina, Sean Ireland of Hampden, and Keven Ireland of Bangor. Judy loved to help people and worked tirelessly to support her friends, family, former students and town committees. She should be remembered for her search for knowledge, her refusal to give into health challenges and her steadfast care for Curt even as her health declined. A service of remembrance for Judy will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday January 28, 2018 at Brookings- Smith 133 Center Street in Bangor. Donations in her memory can be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Rd., #200, Framingham, MA. 01701. The family invites all to a reception at Spectacular Events Center, 395 Griffin Rd., Bangor, ME., following the service.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.