Deborah Ann [Patterson] Baird

Mrs. Baird

Mrs. Deborah Ann (Patterson) Baird, age 70, of Gloversville, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady after a brief illness.

She was born April 12, 1949, in Gloversville, the daughter of the late Robert Sr. and Dora Perham Patterson. On May 25, 1968, she was married to John R. Baird Sr.; they shared 34 years of marriage until his passing in 2002. Deb will be remembered for her love of her family. She was a stay-at-home mother for her three children, her grandson Ethan, who she adored, and many other family members.

Deborah is survived by her three children, John Baird Jr., Debra Van Husen (Raymond) and Stefanie Baird; her grandson Ethan Achzet; her siblings, Robert Patterson Jr. (Gail), Ronald Patterson (Linda), Darla Rowley, Gregory Patterson (Billie Towne), Eric Patterson (Andrea) and Michelle Iorio (Ralph); her three “grand pups” Bean, Mocha and Scarlett; along with many other extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Deb was predeceased by her two sisters, Dawn Marie Patterson and Stephanie DelSignore; along with a nephew, Shawn Rowley.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home.

Interment will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown immediately following the funeral services.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Jeremy P. Kearns Foundation Inc. at 555 Willard Road, Massena, NY 13662 or the Brennan Humane Society at 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078.

Arrangements are entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville.

Online condolences may be made to the Baird family at

By Kerry Minor

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