Funeral Service

Time: 2.20pm

Date: Monday 21st March 2022

Service Details:
Michael's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium

Michael John Patton

Michael passed away in hospital, with family by his side on Sunday 6th March 2022, aged 75 years.
He was the much loved brother of Gillian and Andrew, uncle of Clare, Janet, Kathryn and Simon, great uncle of Jack, Phoebe, Lea, Tom, Aiden, Jasper and Imogen and brother-in-law of Frank and Jayne.
Born in Accrington, Michael’s school days were spent at the Central Preparatory School and Accrington Grammar School, after which he was proud to join Jas Broadley’s printing works, in Clayton-le-Moors, where he was well-liked by all, in the office, on the shop floor and by his many contacts around the world.  Friendships forged during this time have lasted until this day.
More recently, Michael enjoyed walking in the local area and, bus pass in hand, exploring further afield across Lancashire and into Yorkshire.
A keen cyclist from his youth, Michael was still riding up to 70 miles some days until quite recently.
He enjoyed weekly visits to family and shared their annual holidays, spending his spare-time reading, listening to music and watching classic films.
A polite and gentle man, he will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Michael are being gratefully received on behalf of  Versus Arthritis via the donate button below.
Please feel free to leave a message for Michael’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Michael John Patton


David & Linda Leeming & family

As a boy, I best remember Michael as my older cousin. Always happy to share his books and toys. He was quiet, modest and kind. A true gentleman and the world is a poorer place without him.


Ian F Smith

I am very sad to hear that Michael has passed away. Our working lives were intertwined for many years at Jas Broadley. He held an important role in the company ensuring our supply chain functioned well and was a great help to me over many years. He was a lovely man and a pleasure to work with, even when the pressure was on and time was tight. My condolences to his family and friends at this sad time, the World has lost a true Gentleman. Ian F Smith, ex Operations Manager at Broadley.


Dorothy Brown

I’m thinking of you all so much as you face the tragic loss of Michael. Michael was a very dear friend to me over the years and I’ll never forget his caring nature. However, my enduring memory will be of his brilliant sense of humour – that sharp wit and turn of phrase – I never found anyone else who could match it.


Carla Ellis

Michael was a lovely, softly spoken man who always had a smile and a cheery word. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer neighbour and used to see him coming back from one of his walks, often several times a day, come rain or shine. We would chat about the weather or holidays that he or his family had taken and you could tell how much his family meant to him. Michael will be greatly missed. RIP