- SHIRLEY - Born on September 24,1936 as a proud life long Shirley Bogger to Gerald and
Angeline (Gagnon) Beckwith Sr, Pat Mace was taken to heaven on December 9th, 2016 in
Greenville, ME. She was an avid warrior for the little Shirley Elementary School as both a
school board member and private citizen until it was closed. She loved spending time with her
family and adored kids, so much so, she started and coached a Shirley softball team for a few
years, was a teacher in Willimantic, and organized the Shirley Recreational Center at the town
hall for the neighborhood youth. Her caring nature led her to a life of helping the sick and
elderly as a CNA as well. She has inspired many with her gentle nature but warrior spirit, often
standing up for what she believed in and never backing down, whether the cause was
considered lost or not. She loved spending her time working on her many crafty talents, such
as knitting, crocheting, ceramics, embroidery, and sewing.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ronald (Ronnie) Mace Sr and their children Jeff
and Carol Mace Sr. of Shirley, Gerald (Gary) Mace of Shirley, and Ronald and Jessika Mace Jr.
of Colorado City, CO. She has been greeted in heaven by their eldest son Stephen Mace, who
passed in 2014. She is also survived by her brother and his wife, Gerald and Patty Beckwith Jr,
her grandchildren, Elizabeth Mace and David Harvey of Warren, Jeff and Andrea Mace Jr of
Euless, TX, Marie and Rob Durgin of Dover-Foxcroft, Michael Mace and Deseray LaBlanc of
Abbot, Ashley Mace and Collin Miller of Shirley, and Alliya, Elora, Ulayna and Iyla of Colorado
City, CO. Last but not least, she is also survived by her four great grand-children, Kaylee and
Nathan Durgin, JB and Julianna Mace along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Private family services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions be sent to the Shirley School Playground
Project in her honor.
Published on  December 13, 2016