LAKE PLACID — Therese Kendrick Dixon Patnode died April 29, 2010 at her home in Lake Placid.
Therese was born April 11, 1929 at Fannie Allen Hospital in Colchester, Vt., the daughter of Joseph M. and Adelaide Martel Kendrick.
Therese lived all her life in Lake Placid and was a member of the Lake Placid High School Class of 1947.
She was employed at the Lake Placid Public Library beginning in 1968. In 1972, she became the head librarian and continued in that position until 2003. Thereafter she continued to work part time at the library until her death.
Therese is survived by her daughters: Mary Pat Baker and her husband Michael, Suzanne Dixon, Mona Dixon, Amy Beaney and her husband Philip, all of Lake Placid; and her son John Dixon and his companion Christine Baker of Saranac Lake; her grandchildren: Erica Heidt, John Bickford, Daniel Baker, Megan Baker and Sarah Clare Dixon; her great-grandchild Lillian Therese Heidt; her brother John “Jack” Kendrick and his wife Ulla of Stockholm, Sweden; her sister Agnes Reiss and her husband Peter of Westport, Conn.; many nieces and nephews; and her stepchildren: Bart Patnode and his wife Alethea, James Patnode, Dan Patnode, Kathleen Patnode and David Patnode and his wife Suzanne.
She was predeceased by her husband Luke Patnode; a previous husband John F. Dixon; sisters Cecelia and Mary Pat; a brother Joseph; an adopted sister Mary Bailey; and an infant daughter Sarah Martel Dixon.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Thursday, May 6 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Lake Placid with the Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Burial followed at St. Agnes Cemetery.
Those wishing to make donations in Therese’s memory may consider the Lake Placid Public Library, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, High Peaks Hospice or the charity of their choice.
The Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid was in charge of arrangements.