Patricia Derby Sampson - age: 76
(November 04, 1935 to May 06, 2012
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
A funeral service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 15 Cleveland St, Saco Saturday May 19th at 11:30 AM. Father David Robinson will officiate. Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Dennett, Craig & Pate 365 Main St, Saco is in charge of the arrangements.
Patricia Ann Derby Sampson, a resident of Old Orchard Beach, died on Sunday, May 6th at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House of leukemia.
Patricia was born in 1935 in Randolph, VT. She graduated in 1956 as a Registered Nurse from Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing in Hanover N.H. During this time she was awarded a scholarship to spend a summer with a family in Yugoslavia. This became a treasured memory and shaped her love of travel.
She was married to Russell Henrichs from 1958 to 1965 and had one daughter, Karen.
Patricia later moved to Boston to work at NE Deaconess Hospital. In Boston, she met Kenneth F. Sampson whom she married in 1970 and they moved to Carver. MA. They had a daughter, Julie. While residing in Carver, she was a nurse at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth. Pat also volunteered at the library literacy program. She and Ken hosted a Danish foreign exchange student, Charlotte Meyer, and enjoyed socializing with their friends; many of whom were volunteer firefighters. Pat also served on the Ladies Auxiliary of the Carver Fire Department.
Pat had the deepest blue eyes and a smile that could light up a room.
Friends and family were her most profound love.
Pat loved the ballet, theatre, movies, traveling, gardening, music, and was an avid reader.
After a career shift, she took a position as a medical secretary. After retirement, she and Ken moved to Old Orchard Beach where the adventures began and Patís love of the ocean became a dream come true.
Patricia was a beloved member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Saco and served as President of the ECW (Episcopal Church Women), clerk of the vestry, and participated
in various Bible studies and book reads. Pat was especially excited by her work in the restoration of the historical archives of the Church. But above all, she treasured her numerous church friendships.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth, her daughters Karen (Larry) Clark of Newton, MA and Julie Sampson of Rockland, MA, and her grandsons, Kyle and Oliver Kahveci, who brought her immense joy. Her sister, Grace Seaman, of Boise Idaho and step-father Gene Partridge of Meridian Idaho.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 15 Cleveland St., Saco, ME on Saturday, May 19th at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund (www.jimmyfund.org).
The Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Service have been entrusted with the arrangements.
A private burial will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery at a later date.