FORT FAIRFIELD - Patricia A. "Pat" Dorsey, 81, wife of Willis B. Dorsey, passed away Tuesday morning June 10, 2014 at her Fort Fairfield home following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 13, 1932 in Houlton, the daughter of John Edward and Barbara (Mulhern) Quigley.
Pat was a graduate of the Fort Fairfield High School Class of 1951 and was married to Willis B. Dorsey on July 25, 1952. She had been a communicant of the Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church for many years, and was also a longstanding member of the Daughters of Isabella, Santa Maria Circle Number 427, Fort Fairfield. Mrs. Dorsey generously volunteered her time to several organizations including Hospice of Aroostook for over twenty years, the Fort Fairfield Arbor Committee, TAMC, and St. Denis Parish. Additionally, she was a past president of the Fort Fairfield Community General Hospital Guild and served as a board member of the Fort Fairfield Housing Authority for twenty-two years. Pat was recognized for her outstanding community service by being named the Fort Fairfield Citizen of the Year in 1990. She had been employed by several area businesses over the years including the Fort Fairfield First National Bank, the Caribou unemployment office, Peterson's Motor Mart, Fort Fairfield, and the Fort Fairfield Public Library.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dorsey was predeceased by one son, Richard P. "Dick" Dorsey on March 18, 2012; as
well as one brother, Michael Quigley. She is survived by her husband of nearly sixty-two years, Willis B. Dorsey of Fort Fairfield; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert D. "Bob" and Ellen Dorsey of Fort Fairfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Jo "Joey" and Leslie Birmingham of Freeport; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Linda Quigley of Scarborough; one sister, Joy Quigley of Colorado. She also leaves behind one granddaughter, Erica Dorsey of Boston; one great granddaughter, Sasha Kilroy of Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call this evening, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, 147 Main St., Fort Fairfield with Father Jean-Paul Labrie celebrant. At time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held after the Mass at the Knights of Columbus Council Number 1753, 260 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. Private interment will take place at the Northern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Caribou. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mrs. Dorsey to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com