Patricia A. Bunker

Apr 11, 2019

Vinalhaven — Patricia A. (Calderwood) Bunker, 80, passed away peacefully March 30, 2019, at Sussman House in Rockport.

A native of North Haven, she was born Aug. 31, 1938, the daughter of Alton and Annie (Gilchrist) Calderwood. She married Mike Bunker August 2, 1958, on North Haven and moved to Vinalhaven.

Pat was a breast cancer survivor, and until her diagnosis, she worked with her husband running Bunker’s Inc. Later, she helped her son, Will, with Bunker’s Trucking and Propane Gas business. She enjoyed riding with Will, as well knitting mittens and prayer shawls for the community.

She is survived by her husband, Mike Sr.; her sons, Mike Jr. and his wife, Lorraine, Loren and his wife, Angie, and Will, all of Vinalhaven; five grandchildren, Elizabeth and Hillary Bunker of Vinalhaven, Tyler Philbrook of Waldoboro, Erinn Bendtson of Camden, and Lyford and Trey of Vinalhaven; four great grandchildren, Bella, Tyler Jr, Brayden and Ezra.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to her caregivers at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Waldo County Hospital and Sussman House.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at Brown’s Head Cemetery, Vinalhaven.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s name may be made to the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841, or the Vinalhaven Historical Society, PO Box 337, Vinalhaven, ME 04863.

Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with the Bunker family, visit their Book of Memories at

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