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Patricia Engle

Journal Opinion of Bradford, Vermont

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1937-2015 WELLS RIVER — Patricia Jean Engle, 78, of Wells River, passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2015, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, surrounded by her family.

Patricia was born in Haverhill on Feb. 27, 1937, to George D. and Priscilla(Hall)Roben.

Patty graduated from Wells River High School, class of 1955.

She worked for New England Telephone and Telegraph in Littleton, where she met Charles "Chuck" Engle. They were married on Nov. 2, 1958.

Patty worked for the former Nancy Lee's in Wells River. Then, she worked with her husband Chuck at their business, W.E. Jock Oil Company in Wells River as a bookkeeper.

Patty enjoyed going to Blue Mountain Union High School ballgames. She also enjoyed doing handwork. Patty loved being with family and friends along with watching her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 5 6 years, Chuck Engle of Wells River; two daughters, Susan Acheson and husband Rich of Fairlee and Jennifer Fowler and husband Daniel of North Haverhill; a son, Robert "Pudge" Engle and wife Jody of Wells River; four grandchildren, Heather Engle, Lesley Cannon, Taylor Acheson, and Ethan Fowler; four great grandchildren, Mia, Gavin, Finley, and Elle; and her special four legged friend, Gizmo.

Calling hours will be held Oct. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville. A graveside service will be Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Wells River Cemetery, Wells River.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cottage Hospital, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.

Ricker Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements. For more information or to sign an online condolence, visit

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Original Publication Date: October 7, 2015

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