The Life of James Patenaude

James Renee Patenaude, age 53 of New Haven, died March 2, 2016. Born in Norwalk on May 17, 1962, he was the son of the late Eugene Patenaude and Elizabeth Smith Patenaude Hudson. Mr. Patenaude worked as a self­employed painting contractor. He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors, especially the beach and sea shore. He is survived by his devoted sons, James (Mary Steel) Patenaude and Edward F. Patenaude, all of Norwalk; sisters, Pamela (Christopher) Ross of Ansonia and Deborah Banks of CO, a brother, Michael Patenaude of Putnam; a cherished grandson, Henry Oliver Patenaude of Norwalk; as well as his former spouse and friend, Georgette Brown Patenaude of Norwalk and several nieces & nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his stepfather, Reginald Hudson. Funeral Services are private. The Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia, is in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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