ORLAND - Grieving the loss of her sister Dawn (Payson) Safford, who passed away on September 25, Patricia Ann Payson, 73, of Orland, ME, suffered a massive heart attack and passed away September 30, 2015 at the Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation where she had been since early July. She was born on August 29, 1942 the daughter of Harold T. and Ethel F. (Dickson) Payson.
Pat retired to Maine from Connecticut in 2007 to be near her sisters. She spent six years working at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine as a Communications Specialist.
She is survived by her siblings: brother Richard Payson and wife Janet of Millbrook, AL, and sister Bette Norris of Castine, ME along with 8 Nieces and Nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers Paul Payson and Robert Payson, niece Susan Taylor and nephews L. Joseph Norris and Alan Safford.
A joint graveside service for the two sisters will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday October 10, 2015 at the Castine Town Cemetery with her nephew Rev. Aaron Payson and Rev. Tim Hall officiating. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shawl Ministry of the Trinitarian Congregational Parish, P.O. Box 108, Castine, ME 04421