Assunta "Bunny" (Melanson) Patterson

Obituary of Assunta "Bunny" (Melanson) Patterson

It is with great sadness that the family of Assunta “Bunny” C. Patterson (Melanson) announces her passing which occurred on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born December 18, 1950, in Saint John, NB, she was a daughter of the late James and Vera (Robichaud) Melanson.


Bunny worked as an RN at CentraCare and the General Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of the women’s axillary for 50 years having served as former President of #2 Branch which is now #64 Branch. She had received a Palm Leaf badge for her service there. Bunny was a devoted mother to Richard and Jason, and she adored her grandchildren. A staunch Christian, she was always fun-loving, always looked at the bright side of things, always went out of her way to help others in need, and she was loyal to her family who she loved so dearly.


She is survived by her two sons, Richard Patterson (Cynthia) and Jason Patterson (Amber); sister, Geralda “Gerry” Stevens (Frank); brother, James “Jay” Melanson (Pamela); sister-in-law, Debbie Melanson; eight grandchildren, Skylar Patterson, Samantha Patterson, Reilly Patterson, Noah Herbert, Emma Herbert, Tanika Bourgoin, Frankie Goguen, Samantha Dean; great-grandson, Ralph Whittaker; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.


In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Richard D. Patterson, and her brother, Bernard “Bernie” Melanson.


Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). A private family funeral service will take place by invitation only. Those unable to attend are welcome to view the service via Livestream beginning at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Interment to take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick or to Diabetes Canada. Online condolences may be placed at


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