BRUNSWICK — Patricia Sperzel, 73, of Brunswick, died peacefully Nov. 5, with her family by her side.
She was born in New York City on Oct. 18, 1940, to Bernard and Rosalie Morris.
Sperzel graduated from Media High School in 1958. She was a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, and the field hockey and cheerleading teams. She married John J. Sperzel in 1958, and they lived together in Virginia, New Mexico, California, and Puerto Rico, before moving to Maine in 1974.
She was a medical officer manager until she retired in 1996. She attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. An accomplished equestrian, Sperzel was also passionate about her her dogs, golf and her family. She loved to share stories about her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John Sperzel, of Brunswick; four children, Barbara Fitzpatrick, John Sperzel, Jim Sperzel and Susan Sperzel-Bowen; 10 grandchildren, Mark Fitzpatrick, Michael Fitzpatrick, John Sperzel, Jeff Sperzel, Kyle Sperzel, DJ Sperzel, Sean Sperzel, Ryan Sperzel, Brianna Bowen and Alex Bowen.
Visiting hours and memorial services were held Nov. 11 at Brackett Funeral Home in Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.