SHALLOTTE – Josephine Grace Paterson, 95, died Thursday, June 11, 2020.
Born September 1, 1924 in Freeport, New York, she was the daughter of the late Wallace W. Paterson and Genevieve McDonald Paterson.
He earned a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and taught at the college level for six years. She was a published author who had written the book "Humanist Nursing", she was an advocate for children and an avid golfer. She also earned a Doctorate in Nursing Science and also worked at the VA Medical Center Hospital in Northport, New Hampshire, and was a volunteer for the Cape Cape Fear Hospice.
He is survived by his lifemate, Loretta Zderad of Shallotte; and was preceded in death by her partner, Sue McCann.
Due to current health issues, services will be announced at a later date.
Commemorative monuments can be addressed to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401; The Friends of Rourk Library, 5068 Main St., Shallotte, NC 28470; and / or the Brunswick County Literacy Council, P.O. Box 6, Supply, NC 28462.
Share condolences online with the family at Brunswick Funeral Service.