Dan & Shirley Patchett #1


Photo of Dan and Shirley Patchett courtesy of Jim Hopkins.

This 107 minutes interview was conducted on February 27, 2018 by Sandi Hamilton and Jim and Jane Hopkins. Dan and Shirley talk about life in Sodus and Sodus Point specifically:

  • Lodges in Sodus

  • Dan’s mother was part of the Phillips family and was born in the lighthouse

  • Refueling the pier light using the catwalk

  • Wagner’s canning factory

  • Myer’s farm (1940s) growing food for the Myer ‘s Hospital

  • Plucking chickens for Catlin’s Meat Market

  • Shirley’s family’s airplanes

  • St. John’s church funny moments

  • Shirley’s family emigration from Holland

  • Growing up in the house that would later become the Helluva Good Cheese store

  • Shirley’s Grandparents

  • RT. 104 dedication

  • Growing up in Sodus and visiting Sodus Point

  • Sodus Stores

  • Dan growing up and living in the Sodus Hotel

  • Ghosts at the Sodus Hotel

  • Chinchillas and parrots at the Sodus Hotel

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Dan P. Patchett

1929 – 2019


Memorial Service:  https://www.facebook.com/bruce.farrington.3/videos/2624929510872271/

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