George Stanley Patey
September 7, 2015
George Stanley Patey, 81, husband of Doris (Parsons) Patey, of
Rockport, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 7, 2015, at
Addison Gilbert Hospital surrounded by loved ones.
Stan was born in Newton on January 31, 1934, son of the late George
and Hannah (Collier) Patey.
A graduate of Brookline High School, he served in the U. S. Navy
Seabees during the Korean War. Stan was a graduate of Northeastern
University. He received his Masterís and Doctorate of Education
Degrees from Boston University. Stanís career in education spanned
many schools system across the northeast. He found his home serving as
Superintendent of Schools in Rockport.
He and Doris were founding partners in Rockport Publishers,
specializing in design books. After selling Rockport Publishers, they
established Twin Lights Publishers, which creates photographic books.
Stan was an avid sailor and longtime member of the Sandy Bay Yacht
Club. He was always happiest when he was with his family and high
school sweetheart, Doris. They raised the wreck of a 36-foot sailboat
from the depths of Sandy Bay, rebuilt and named her Confidence.
Despite struggling with Alzheimerís disease for 16 years, Stan
always maintained his unending optimism and retained his love for
Rockport and family.
In addition to his wife Doris, he is survived by his children, G.
Stanley Patey III and wife, Jean (Peart), Douglas E. Patey and wife,
Cristan (Anderson), Susan Nosiadek-Patey, Eric M. Patey and wife,
Charlene (Douville); grandchildren, Jordan Thompson and partner,
Jasmin Marty, Nicholas Patey, Meghan Patey, Jennifer Patey and
husband, Michael Penn, Caitlin Patey and fiancť, Brittany Goodell,
Daniel Patey, Benjamin Patey, Rico Nosiadek, Matthew Patey and fiancť,
Kavita Jain-Cocks, Rebecca Patey, Sarah Patey; great-grandson, Jaden
Thompson; his brother, Frederick Patey and his wife, Evangeline;
sisters-in-law, Carol Parsons, Linda Douglas, Edna Thomas, and Trish
Patey; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Stanís life will be held on Saturday,
September 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Rockport Community House.
Contributions may be made in his name to The Alzheimerís Association
of Eastern Mass, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472, or
www.alz.org, or to the Sandy Bay
Yacht Club, Post Office Box 37, Rockport, MA. 01966. Arrangements by
the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. For online
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