Mar­i­anne P. Pat­ter­son

CLAIMS MAN­AGER

The Washington Post Sunday - - LOCAL OPINIONS - — Me­gan McDonough

Mar­i­anne P. Pat­ter­son, 90, a former in­surance claims man­ager who worked in Washington for 30 years, died Jan. 26 at Sub­ur­ban Hospi­tal in Bethesda af­ter a heart at­tack.

A daugh­ter, An­drea Ed­wards, con­firmed the death.

In 1953, Mrs. Pat­ter­son be­gan her ca­reer at the now-de­funct Pearl As­sur­ance Co. in Washington. She re­tired in 1983 from what is now the District of Columbia Prop­erty In­surance Fa­cil­ity af­ter about a decade work­ing there.

Mar­i­anne Teresa Pow­ers was born in Lawrence, Mass., and moved to the Washington area in 1945.

She was a mem­ber of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of In­surance Women, which named her woman of the year in 1978.

In 2003, she moved from Takoma Park to the Leisure World re­tire­ment com­mu­nity in Sil­ver Spring. In Jan­uary, she re­lo­cated to the Kens­ing­ton Park Re­tire­ment Com­mu­nity.

Her hus­band of 63 years, Robert Pat­ter­son, died in 2007.

Sur­vivors in­clude four chil­dren, James Pat­ter­son of Sil­ver Spring, Eleanor O’Don­nell of Rockville, Paula Mack of Tuc­son, Ariz., and An­drea Ed­wards of Beni­cia, Calif.; nine grand­daugh­ters; and five great-grand­chil­dren.

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