James (Jim) Laren Patterson, the husband of Sharon L Ashe of Marlborough, Connecticut, passed away on April 2, 2018 following a long illness. He was born December 18th, 1943 to his parents Myrtle Nell Matthews Patterson and James Harris Paterson, both deceased. After graduating from the University of H0uston, Jim certified as a CPA and worked for both Deliotte and Valero Oil. He then founded Patterson and Associates, an environmental and financial consulting firm, working with the EPA, numerous oil companies and US Customs. After William (BillyBob) Newman, a good friend and business associate joined the company, the name was changed to Patterson, Newman and Associates.
Jim is survived by his wife Sharon; his daughter Amy Patterson Walker, her husband Dean Walker and their two children, Tate and Grayson; his son Michael Patterson and his partner Luca Torregiani; his sister Becky Patterson Watson, her husband Tommy Watson and their two children, Wade Watson, his wife Stefanie and their three daughters and Jay Watson, his wife Courtney and their two daughters. Jim's brother David preceded him in death. Jim is also survived by David's children, David Patterson and his wife Tiffany and Melody Patterson Crow. .
Jim is also survived by his in-laws Judith Ashe Devincke, Dorothy Sarah DeVincke, Charles Ashe, Ann Marie Ashe, Phaedra Ashe Moreault, Robert N Ashe and their families.
A lover of adventure, Jim hunted, fished and skied at every opportunity. He then fell in love with sailing, purchased his Gulf Star, Diversion and joined the Houston Chapter of the Brotherhood of the Coast. He build a home in San Pedro, Belize and sailed his beloved Diversion there. For many years he commuted from Belize to the US to work.
Jim and Sharon were married in San Pedro and lived there for twelve years traveling to many countries, sailing in Belize and Guatemala, and enjoyed many wonderful friends and family members
Jim is being cremated and then buried at the Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford, Connecticut on April 23rd.
The funeral and burial will be for family only. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at www.alzfnd.org.
It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the death of Jim " Capt. Easy " Patterson. He came ashore in San Pedro on his sailboat The Diversion in 1990 or there about. He fell in love with the island and purchased land in S. San Pedro. The best builder, Mr Graniel sat down and on a bar napkin designed his home. A great residence came to be which reflected Jim at his finest. Casa Manana. So many occasions to recall. His marriage to Sharon, the wedding there, their lingerie party, way too many to list. I know he will be remembered by many.
They used to stay at the Playador before they built Casa Manana. They sold Casa Manana and moved to Grand Caribe and have been in Connecticut for quite a years.
He was a good neighbor and friend. One of our best outings was going with them to take a cat down the Rio Dulce for maintenance. What a fun adventure that was! I think Tom and Josie probably remember meeting along side is in customs in Livingston! RIO Pirate Jim.
He and Sharon were friends to all. The PJ party and Jim singing with the guy's Sat night at Hideaway. RIP Jim!