Patricia's Story

BREWER & LEWISTON - Patricia P. Adams, 92, wife of the late Richard C. Adams, died Nov. 25, 2014 in Lewiston with her family at her side. She was born June 8, 1922 in Brewer, the daughter of George D. and Maryann (Conley) Phillips.

Pat attended John Bapst High School but graduated in 1940 from Bucksport High School as salutatorian and was also a member of the National Honor Society. She and Richard were married in 1941 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Old Town and were lifelong residents of South Brewer. Pat worked as a secretary and bookkeeper of St. Teresa's and St. Joseph's Parish for many years and was a longtime communicant of St. Teresa's and was also a member of St. Teresa's Sodality. She was a 60 year member of the Daughters of Isabella, Ave Maria Circle #422, Bangor serving in many capacities including Local Regent, State Regent, International Vice Regent. Pat was a lifelong Girl Scout leader and trainer, was still a registered member and was a past board member.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Spooner and her husband, Kentucky of Auburn; two grandsons, Richard Spooner and his wife, Denise of Sabattus and Darin Spooner and his fiancée, Heidi Kimmick of Lisbon; three great grandchildren Joshua Spooner of West Gardiner, Ryan Spooner of Sabattus and Cameron Kimmick of Brunswick; and cousins. Patricia was predeceased by her husband Richard C. Adams, her parents George and Maryann Phillips, 3 brothers, Wendall, Bunny, Charles "Freddie" and a sister, Pauline Griffith. The family wishes to thank the staff of Montello Manor and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their devoted care and compassion toward Patricia's final days with us.

Family and friends may visit 1:30 - 3:30 PM Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at Montello Manor, 540 College St., Lewiston and 9-10:30 AM Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer prior to the procession to the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Teresa's Catholic Church, So. Main St., Brewer. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. A time of fellowship and refreshments will be held afterward at the parish center. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Montello Manor, Inc. c/o Activities Dept. 540 College St., Lewiston, ME 04240.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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