Molly Kate Fitch, 41, of Camden died unexpectedly Jan. 17, 2010, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Born in Norwich, Conn., on Aug. 12, 1968, she was the daughter of Donald P. and Louanne (Thomas) Fitch. Molly grew up in Jamestown, R.I., and was a graduate of North Kingston High School where she was voted by her peers as “Best Friend,” which has proven true to all who knew her. She received her bachelor of arts degree at Emerson College in Boston with a double major in broadcast journalism and mass communication.

While a student at Emerson, Molly won a national broadcast modeling competition. She was invited by Eileen Ford to become an international Ford Agency model, which was the beginning of a successful modeling career in Manhattan, Boston and Europe.

Molly worked in the field of television production before moving from Jamestown to Maine where she was genuinely captivated by its natural beauty and open spaces. Molly received her Reiki III certification and was advancing her studies with Dr. Bruce Berkowski, the founder of the science. She created a line of essential oil blends and was practicing spiritual phytoessencing at the Sanctuary Day Spa in Camden.

Molly was very active in the community and served on the board of directors of the Camden Teen Center and was a former board member of the Camden Little League.

There was no greater joy in life for Molly than raising her two sons. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend and will be sadly missed by everyone she touched.

Molly will always be remembered for her deep love for her family, her infectious humor and smile, and her ability to reach out to others with true compassion. She loved music, her gardens, and good strong coffee, and joyfully shared these passions with everyone who surrounded her.

She is survived by her mother, Louanne Thomas of Camden; her two sons, Max C. Lewis and Beau T. Lewis, both of Lincolnville; her brothers, Glenn M. Fitch and his wife, Bethanie, of East Greenwich, R.I., and Drew T. Fitch and his wife, Lynn, of Kittery; her nephews and nieces, Nick Fitch of Kittery, and Davis Fitch, Cary Fitch and Grace Fitch, all of East Greenwich, R.I.; the father of her children, Cam Lewis of Lincolnville; one aunt, Robin Thomas of Connecticut; and her beloved Yellow Lab, Sammy.

She was predeceased by her father, Donald P. Fitch, who died in 2007.

A community gathering in Molly’s honor will be held Thursday, Jan. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. at High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St. in Camden. A celebration of life followed by a reception will be held Friday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Camden Opera House. The Rev. Kevin Pleas will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Camden Teen Center, P.O. Box 831, Camden, ME 04843.

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