Patricia Redfern's Story
Patricia Redfern Sutherland of Gloucester died peacefully at Beverly Hospital, March 4th, 2017, surrounded by love.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland on July 31,1942, she is predeceased by her brothers, Edwin and John. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth; her brother, Richard, her niece, Sue Sutherland, all of England; and her nephew, David Sutherland of Scotland. She leaves behind a wide circle of devoted friends.
Patricia trained as an LPN in Scotland, then emigrated to the United States in 1965 to work at the Jewish Memorial Hospital in Boston. She married David Morse in 1969 and when the marriage ended Patricia pursued a degree from Emmanuel College in Boston, graduating with B.S. in Nursing in 1984 followed by a Masters at Boston University in 1986. She worked as a psychiatric nurse specialist in several hospitals in the Boston area before moving to Gloucester in 1991, where she began her own management consulting firm, PRS Associates. In June, 2006, Patricia received an MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College, and in May, 2008, she founded The Folly Cove Literature Series.
Patricia’s Scottish heritage was a part of her soul, and her name translates as “noble without fear.” Her bold spirit, dry humor, friendship and intellectual and oratory gifts will be sorely missed.
Patricia’s Memorial Service and celebration of her life will be on April 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church St., Gloucester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For online condolences and register book please visit .
Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester.