Patricia L. Kimball, 82: Loved baking, camping and her family

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CUMBERLAND — Patricia L. Kimball, 82, died at home on Nov. 5 after a period of declining health. She was born on Aug. 12, 1930, in West Cumberland, the only child of Joseph and Frances (Nelson) Romano.

She was educated in Cumberland schools and graduated from Greely High School with the class of 1948. She then attended Northeastern Business School in Portland and had her first job at Hayes Drug Store. 

She married Herbert Kimball, her husband of 61 years, on Feb. 3, 1951, in South Portland. Kimball was a homemaker for her three children and she created many wonderful memories. It was not uncommon for her children to have warm cookies waiting for them when they got off the bus. True to her heritage she was great at cooking Italian food and excelled at candy making, especially her peanut butter fudge.

Over the years Kimball was affiliated with Avon and was a member of the President’s Club many times. She enjoyed playing Uno, the piano, cross-stitch, crochet and camping, most recently at Pine Tree Acres in Buckfield. For the past 11 years the couple wintered in Wauchula, Fla.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert J. Kimball, of Hartford; her daughter, Judith Bouffard and her children Shawn, James, and Sarah; her son, David Kimball, his wife, Karen Knight, and their son, Derek; her son, Bruce Kimball, his wife, Laurie Childers, and their son, Jesse; and her four great-grandchildren Brooks, Logan, Ben and Morgan.

A celebration of her life will be held next spring. For those who wish, donations may be made in her memory to: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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