ROCKLAND — Patricia Louise Dutille, 72, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones in the comfort of her own home from pancreatic cancer on her birthday, Dec. 3. She was born in Lewiston on Dec. 3, 1950, to Dana and Ilda Witham of South Lewiston, and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1969. Patricia is survived by her husband of 51 years, Rev. H. Kenneth Dutille Jr.; son Timothy and Julie Dutille of Rockport; son David and Holly Dutille of Gardiner; and her daughter Melissa and James Smith of Port St. Lucie, Fla. She is also survived by her siblings Ralph and Janola Witham of Sibley, Iowa, and Edward and Waltha Witham of Lisbon; her grandchildren Alexandra and David Super, Caleb Dutille, Isaac Dutille, Ashlyn Dutille and Jaden Smith; her great-grandchildren Ruben Super and Crosby Super; and her special friends Kathy, Pat and Terry.

A family photo with Patricia Louise Dutille.

Patricia always loved cooking and baking for her grandchildren and Church dinners. Molasses cookies were her specialty! She was known for knitting potholders, reading and spending time with family and her beloved pets. Each year the family would spend two or three weeks in Oxford, Maine, at Dunn’s Camps. She would prepare wonderful homemade meals with no hot water and never complained. Later in life the family enjoyed the time in their own cottage on Webber Pond, Vassalboro, where the family enjoyed the hot showers. But in a few years the family started going back to Dunn’s Camp, planning for a family reunion there in the summer of 2023. Additionally, she loved doing crafts with her kids, grandkids, and Sunday school children.

She enjoyed traveling around the world, including Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Jordan, Israel, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Bahamas and their winter home in Barefoot Bay, Fla. She was a member of the Thomaston Baptist Church, and attended the Friendship United Methodist Church, where her husband was a part-time pastor. She was heavily devoted to her Christian faith, and together, their ministry extended throughout New England.

Patricia ran the Farm Made Ice Cream Shop in Jefferson and the GoodNews Bookstore and Gift Center in Brunswick/Topsham. Pat was a candidate in 2000 for the Maine House of Representatives. She held a position as the steward with Bar Harbor’s Maine Seacoast Mission aboard the Sunbeam. In this position she traveled to Maine’s outer islands offering a welcome respite to all island residents. The 74-foot Sunbeam offers health care via the ship’s medical staff and state-of-the-art telehealth facilities. Pat was also co-owner of the Hockamock Place Self-Storage and management of Swan’s Island.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2023 in Lewiston, Maine. Interment will be held at the Clough Cemetery in South Lewiston, Maine.

The family would like to thank Maine Health Hospice for the very caring care that Patricia received.

To share a memory with the Dutille Family, visit directcremationofmaine.com

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pope Memorial Humane Society’s Sherman Fund, 25 Buttermilk Lane, Thomaston, ME 04861.