YARMOUTH — Patricia Fitch, 87, of Cumberland Center, died Sept. 7 at Brentwood Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Born in Oneida, N.Y., on May 23, 1924, a daughter Arthur and Olive Wormuth, she grew up in Sherrill, N.Y., and graduated high school as salutatorian in 1942.
In 1937 she met her future husband, Miles Fitch, and after he returned from serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II they were married on March 12, 1945.
They moved from Oneida, N.Y., to Boothbay Harbor in 1952, where her husband could pursue his career interests in boat design and construction. She worked in banking until her two sons were born and she became a full-time homemaker.
In 1967 the family moved to Cumberland Center. She worked for Cape Shore Paper Products until her retirement in 1986.
A devout Christian, she served for many years as a Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, and deaconess at Faith Baptist Church in North Yarmouth. She loved hymns and spending time reading her Bible, especially her favorite scripture, Psalm 23.
In her free time she sang with various community choirs, and enjoyed reading, knitting and swimming. A kind and sociable spirit, she warmly welcomed many friends into her home over the years.
Her family is grateful to her many friends who helped her in recent years, and to the staff at Brentwood for their excellent care they provided over the last six years.
She was predeceased by her husband Miles in 2000 and her older brother Robert, who died in 1945 at age 26.
Surviving are her son Bob, his wife Julia, and their children, Matthew, Emily, and Anna, all of Cumberland; and her son Peter, his wife Maura, and their children, James, Andrew, and Sarah of North Yarmouth.
Private services were held Sept. 13.
Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.
Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of her life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.