Patricia Mayo

Mar 13, 2018
Patricia Mayo

Thomaston — Patricia "Pat" Mayo, 80, died surrounded by her loving family Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Sussman House in Rockport.

Born in Rockland April 26, 1937, she was the daughter of James and Athlene McConchie Pease. Educated locally, Pat was a 1955 graduate of Rockland High School. Following graduation, she attended the University of Maine at Orono. Shortly thereafter, Pat met Michael Mayo, a GI returning home from two years in the service, while hanging out with friends. Following their courtship, Pat and Mike were married Oct. 22, 1960, at the Congregational Church in Rockland. Together they made their home in Thomaston for more than 57 years.

Ever the consummate homemaker, Pat loved nothing more than caring for her family. She kept busy raising four children, working when they were young at the phone company and in the kitchen at Knox Hospital. Her children remember with great fondness the dinner bell that their mother rang each night to call them home to dinner. Together they would race home, and more often than not, it was not just the four Mayo kids who arrived in Pat’s kitchen ready to be fed. Her door was always open, and there was always room at the table for one more. She was a wonderful cook, and delighted in making fresh bread that she used to pack her children’s lunches each day.

One of Pat’s favorite pastimes was quilting and sewing. She made many beautiful quilts, pillowcases and placemats that she gave away as gifts. Often friends and family would tell her she should sell her creations, but Pat insisted on giving them away, never wanting to sell anything; she always said "a handmade quilt is like a hug from home." Pat had a heart for serving others, and gave regularly to the local AIO Food Pantry.

Traveling and camping brought great pleasure to Pat and Mike. Together they enjoyed wintering in their motorhome in Florida, as well as taking their grandkids camping at the state parks in Maine. She loved going to the beach, especially the ocean, and was happiest with her toes in the water.

She was a very social person, and loved spending time with her two best friends from childhood, Judy Smith and Erma Hendricks. She also enjoyed going to luncheons and gatherings with the Red Hat Society, both locally and in Florida. For many years Pat treasured the lifelong friendships she formed with the tight-knit group of friends and families on Beechwood Street. She cherished each and every one of you, and there are too many to mention by name.

Pat's greatest love in life was her family. She loved nothing more than being with them and having them at her side. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Predeceased by a sister Judith Pease, Pat is survived by her husband, Michael "Mike" Mayo Sr., of Thomaston; his children, Michael Mayo Jr. and his wife, Lori, Michelle "Shelly" Henry and her husband, Dwight, all of Thomaston, Katherine "Kathy" Mayo-Reese and her husband, John Reese, of Steuben, Daniel Mayo and his companion, Sherri MacLaren, of Winterport; 10 grandchildren, Morgan Mayo, Desirée Mayo and her fiancé, Benjamin Emmott, Justin Henry, Cameron Henry, Stephen Strout and his fiancée, Michaela Martin, Kassandra Strout and her companion, Jeb Zelina, Gabrielle Mayo, Kaylee Mayo, Molly Mayo, Gracie Mayo; two great-grandchildren, Tobe Sargent, Keziah Zelina, and one more on the way; her brother, Jethro Pease, and his wife, Diana, of Morrill; and sister Barbara Knight and her husband, Charles, of Rockport; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 6.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to either AIO Food Pantry, 70 Thomaston St., Rockland, ME 04841 or Sussman Hospice House, c/o Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation, 22 White St., Rockland, ME 04841.

To share a memory or condolence with Pat’s family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.