DURHAM, NH - Patricia Ober Messler passed away at Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover, NH, May 27, 2014 at the age of 51, after a courageous six-year battle with breast cancer.
Patricia, formerly of Portland and Bangor is survived by her husband of 25 years, John; also by her daughters, Carol Elizabeth, Katherine "Kate" Mary and Sara Anne, her parents, Dale and Carol (Coughlin) Ober of Durham, her siblings, Dale Ober Jr., his wife, Caroline and their son, Henry, of York, Jeffery Ober of Dover, NH; and Mary Beth (Ober) Schlieder, her husband, Andrew and their son, John, of Newmarket, NH.
Patricia was born in Concord, Mass. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire. She took great pride in her work at the Special Olympics New Hampshire as a Development Coordinator and was instrumental in initiating unified sports programs throughout schools in the state of New Hampshire. She will be fondly remembered for those she mentored, for her love, leadership, friendship and fierce passion as a school and community volunteer. She also enjoyed watching her girls in their athletic endeavors, camping at Hermit Island, and spending time at Pine Point.
A visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014 at St. Thomas More Church in Durham, NH. A Mass of Celebration will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at St. Thomas More Church, followed by a reception at the St. Thomas More Student Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Amy's Treat, PO Box 2234, Dover, NH 03821 or www.amystreat.org.