Dorothy Patterson, a former Bridgehampton and North Fork resident, died at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton on March 27. She was 92.
She was born on Aug. 23, 1921, in Colorado to Rob Rozwell and the former Emma Goodale. When she was still young, the family moved to a farm on the North Fork, where she attended school, graduating from Riverhead High School.
During World War II she and her first husband, Donald D. Wells, lived in Yuma, Ariz., where Mr. Wells was stationed in the military and where she worked in an aircraft factory.
After the war, they returned to Long Island, settling in Bridgehampton and raising two children, Donna Thayer Conklin of Sag Harbor and Donald D. Wells Jr. of East Hampton, who survive. After her second marriage, to Robert Patterson, she lived in Smithtown. Their son, Gregory Patterson, died before her.
According to her family, Mrs. Patterson loved working in her garden, going for walks, and spending time with her children, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Her sisters, Muriel Hulse and Betty Hulse, died before her.