Remembering 9/11: Bob Pattison
The Woburn native, a NYC resident, was killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
This week, Woburn Patch remembers the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 with a series of stories.
Robert Edward Pattison—known to family and friends as Bob—was one of thousands of people killed on Sept. 11, 2001.
A Woburn native, Bob was working for WCBS in New York City at the World Trade Center, when terrorists struck the Twin Towers 10 years ago.
In response to Bob's death, the city dedicated a bench and square for Pattison at Horn Pond. The pictures above show "Bob's Bench," as well as the view from the memorial.
Bob Pattison, who was 40 when he was killed, loved living in New York City, where he often went to Union Square Park and fed squirrels during breaks at CBS, according to his younger brother, Brendan.
In his eulogy of Bob, Brendan read from a card that Bob kept on his dresser in his NYC apartment:
"Bob, I hear there's a nice parade down there. If you're off, perhaps you can go to it. Memories of going to the Woburn one when you were a kid. I remember hearing it go past the church when I was in the hospital. You were barely past your first day — what a little 8 pound 2 ounce doll you were. (Not so little, but really cute.) With great memories, Love Always, Mom."