Patricia Anne Bean - age: 85
(June 09, 1928 to June 08, 2014
Bar Mills, Maine
Visiting hours will be on Monday, June 16, from 10AM-12 noon, followed by a memorial service at noon at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Rts 202 and 4A (13 Portland Rd) in Buxton (Bar Mills). Burial will follow at South Buxton Cemetery
BAR MILLS- Patricia Anne Stevens, age 85, formerly of Towle St. in Bar Mills, passed away on June 8, 2013 in Westbrook.
She was on born June 9, 1928 to the late Francis and Elsie (Grant) Stevens, and was the sister to Donald “Chip” Stevens.
Patricia grew up in Bar Mills and graduated from S.D. Hanson High School in Buxton.
She married Philip Libby and had three children: Gayle, Dale and Steven.
Initially she was an active stay at home mom, and became a Girl Scout leader and spent a lot of time at little league and basketball games supporting her children.
She worked for W.T. Grant until it closed, the South Portland School Facilities Dept. and later, she took a job at Saco River Tel and Tel and had a long and enjoyable career and retired with plenty of time and energy to have fun in her retirement!
She enjoyed bowling, played golf, took trips to Europe, traveled the country side in search of a good yard sale, took care of grandchildren and shopped for Christmas year round!
Her other passions included the history of the town of Buxton and she organized the S.D.Hanson Alumni Banquet for a number of years. The genealogy of the Grant family, her mother's Scottish heritage, was an ongoing project. She loved the family reunions and always urged all of her children to attend.
Grammie Pat made the best peanut butter fudge, and it became the most requested birthday or Christmas present. Now her granddaughter and daughter in law have successfully mastered this this recipe so the tradition can continue .No holidays are complete without the menu choices that she used to prepare and are now preserved in the Grant Family cookbook. The cookie jar was always full when grandchildren may visit and she baked countless pies for church sales and family occasions.
Her day lilly gardens were beautiful and she used her John Deere tractor to keep up with the lawns and yard work. The Portland Flower show was a favorite event and her gardening books and magazines were well read in preparation for the spring season.
She loved to play cards with her sisters in law and they shared many dinners with a good game to follow, though reportedly, no money exchanged hands.
There were always pets in the household. She loved cats and dogs and became a foster mom for any pet that one of her children might drop of for an extended visit.
She was a loving mother and grandmother, a special aunt and a friend who was always full of fun with a smile for everyone.
She spent the last few years at The Springbrook Center in Westbrook, where she shared her love for Music and dancing. The caretakers there were affectionate as well as capable, and the family is most grateful.
She is survived by her children: daughter Gayle Libby and her husband Ray Pape, son Dale Libby and wife Joan, and son Steven Libby and wife Karen; grandchildren:
Julie Bernard and husband Bob, Jason Libby and wife Renee, Cerissa Robinson and husband Phil, Ciara Libby, Cole Libby, Alyssa Libby; Great grandchildren :Patricia McMurray, Sadie Guimond, Mia Guimond , Tess Libby
Visiting hours will be on Monday, June 16, from 10AM-12 noon, followed by a memorial service at noon at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Rts 202 and 4A (13 Portland Rd) in Buxton (Bar Mills). Burial will follow at South Buxton Cemetery. www.dcpate.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Buxton/Hollis Historical Society, PO Box 34, Buxton, Maine 04093.