BANGOR - Patricia M. Violette, 87, died March 6, 2014, at a Bangor health care facility, after a brief illness. Pat was born Dec. 21, 1926, in Livermore Falls, the daughter of William and Martha (Crosson) Rivers.
She was an excellent and avid seamstress, knitted constantly, and loved to watch her daily stories/soap operas. Until recently, she competed in a weekly ladies bowling league as a member of "Marie's Girls," attended a weekly knitting club and lived independently with the assistance of Fran Payson. In years past she used to donate some of her free time to the Ladies Auxiliary at EMMC, the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation and knitted baby bonnets for newborns at the hospital. Pat was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Surviving are two children, James "Jeff" Flanagan, and Nancy Gerald both of Orrington; two grandchildren, Rodney Gerald of Brewer, and Kelley Lovejoy-Grassi of Falmouth; four great-grandchildren, Kyle and Erin Lovejoy, Rodney and Madison Gerald; and nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a very special cousin, Judy Fuller of Livermore Falls. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis Violette; a daughter, Lorraine Levesque just one week ago; and by four brothers, Francis, Lewis, Lawrence, and James Crosson.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ohio Street, Bangor, for both Patricia M. Violette and her daughter, Lorraine Levesque. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor, at a later date.