Beatrice Robbins Patterson, 95, died peacefully Jan. 3, 2010, at a nursing home in Camden following a brief illness.

Born May 8, 1914, in Portland, she was the daughter of George W. and Anna Robbins. Bea was educated in South Portland schools and graduated from Maine General Hospital as a registered nurse in 1936. She was the wife of the late Cyril F. “Pat” Patterson, who died in 1995.

Bea raised a family, was a devoted wife to Pat, and worked as a registered nurse until their retirement to Florida in 1979. Her lifelong passions were singing at the South Portland Congregational Church, reading, completing crossword puzzles and playing Scrabble. Bea moved to Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in 2002 when it opened.

She was predeceased by two brothers, George E. Robbins and his wives, Ellen and Mimi, and Irwin L. Robbins and his wife, Anne.

She is survived by two sons, George and his wife, Elsie, of Frederick, Md., and Jim and his wife, Pauline, of Camden; two grandchildren, Mark of Frederick, Md., and Bill of New York City; and several nieces and nephews in the Portland area.

The family extended their heartfelt thanks to the caregivers of Anderson Inn who provided dedicated care to Bea during her final days.

Memorial gifts may be made to United Mid-Coast Charities, P.O. Box 205, Camden, ME 04843.

A celebration of her life will be announced in the spring on her birthday, May 8, 2010, to be held at Anderson Inn in Camden.

Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Camden.