Wendy Patterson passed away on February 25 at the age of 63. Born on March 9, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, Wendy attended Marlboro School in Los Angeles and started college at St. Lawrence University where she met her husband to be, James Dawe Borzani who was attending nearby Cornell University.
They married and lived in Mexico City and Acapulco where James’ family owned and operated the well-regarded Rivoli Restaurants. She lived with her husband and children, James Dario and Samantha Elma, in Mexico for over 20 years.
In 1989, she moved to Massachusetts with James and Samantha where she guided her children’ education and developed a career as an executive assistant, working for a number of employers including Tufts University and Bentley College.
Wendy loved arts and crafts, especially needlepoint and knitting. One of her greatest joys was knitting blankets for her family members, especially her grandchild Nicole Cunha.
Wendy is survived by her daughter Samantha, granddaughter Nicole, and son-in-law Eddie of Kingston, NH, son James of Mendon, MA, brother John of Mill Valley, CA, sister Merilyn of Harrodsburg, KY, aunts Joy Hartwick and Patricia Cole of Los Angeles and Blosson McBrier of Erie, PA.
She will be remembered as a giving soul who loved her family, her many pets and lived life to the fullest. She will always be remembered for how she decorated her homes with beautiful art and objects.
ARRANGEMENTS: Per her wishes, her ashes will be scattered in the ocean followed by family dinner to honor and remember her life.
Published on  March 8, 2012