In Memorium

We would like to honor members of the Sagadahoc Republicans family on this page who are no longer with us.  If you know of someone who you would like to see added, please send the name through the contact form.

Patricia “Pat” Percy passed away on May 1, 2015, following a short illness.

Pat Percy

She was born on May 8, 1934, in Boston and grew up in Marblehead, MA. She attended Kents Hill School and Rollins College in Florida.  Pat married Delbert “ Jack” Percy on Nov. 15, 1953. Together they raised their family in both Marblehead, MA and Popham Beach, Maine.  Pat took great pride in the Popham Beach community. She especially loved the fishing community and served as the president of the Maine Fisherman’s Wives Association.

She was an extremely active member of the Maine Republican Party throughout her life. She served as chairwoman of the Sagadahoc County Republicans.

Pat was predeceased by her “sweetheart” Delbert Percy and her son, Charles.

She is survived by her sister Constance Hubbard of Boston and Marblehead; her son Jackson and his wife Meg of Phippsburg, ME; son Douglas and his wife Kristen of Marblehead, MA; and son Carlton of Phippsburg, ME. She also leaves her seven grandchildren, Hope, Hanna, and Leila Percy, Alexandra Modliszewski and her husband Rich, Kathryn Rose and Georg Percy, and Jake Percy. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life in Pat’s honor will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Small Point Baptist Church in Phippsburg, Maine.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.FuneralAlternatives.net

Robert H. Patten Obituary

Robert Hampden Patten, 91

BRUNSWICK – Robert Hampden Patten passed away on Feb. 21, 2015, after a brief illness, with loving family by his side. It was the eve of his 62nd wedding anniversary and the week of his 92nd birthday. He was the son of Helen Elizabeth and Dr. Clarence Anderson Patten.

Although his family spanned centuries in Hampden, he was born in Philadelphia, where his renowned physician father practiced. He and his sibs rollerskated the city on Sundays, and spent many hours at the public library and art museum. During summers, they escaped the heat and polio outbreaks by returning by train to the Maine family homestead. After the sudden and tragic death of his father, the family returned to Hampden permanently, where he attended Hampden Academy.
His college years at University of Maine were interrupted by WWII. He joined the Navy, went to midshipman school at Bates and Columbia, and was assigned to Key West, where the officers lived with prominent families. By the completion of his Navy years, Lt. Patten was commander of a subchaser, with memories of riding out hurricanes and spending R&R in Havana.
He completed his University of Maine degree in speech in 1947, and went to University of Denver to complete a masters degree in speech and radio. He returned to the Bangor area for continued radio work as announcer, and joined WABI as the state’s first TV anchorman. Those years were filled with colorful events and interviews with national figures.
In 1953, he married the love of his life, Stella Borkowski, in what he described as Bangor’s ‘wedding of the year.’
He was involved in a multitude of city and charitable organizations, served as Bangor’s first industrial development director, and as a fundraiser for the University of Maine’s Hauck fund. After years as a sales representative for Sewall Mapping Company of Old Town, he joined a national tax appraisal firm, Cole Layer Trumble Company, as a vice president. One summer the company loaned him to the state of California where he reviewed the state tax structure as one of “Reagan’s raiders.” After many years he founded his own company, Patten Appraisal Company.
His family had relocated, in 1961, to Cape Elizabeth where he lived until moving to Topsham in 2005.
His life was devoted to giving back to the community, and there are more involvements than can be listed. Most prominent are those involving the University of Maine and the Rotary Club. His fundraising work and extensive alumni leadership with the university earned him many awards, and he and Stella received the university’s highest award, the first time ever awarded to a couple. His many decades with Rotary Club included time as District Governor for the Northeast US/Maritime provinces, during which he travelled worldwide. His proudest projects included coordinating supply missions to needy countries, and the collaboration with Maine Island Trail Association to develop Jewell Island.
He loved Maine, the sea, good history books, and most of all, fiercely loved his family. His charm, integrity, tall good looks, and fine articulation and manners impressed all who met him.
He is survived by family who dearly miss him, his widow Stella Borkowski Patten of Topsham; daughter Dr. Deborah Patten of Bath, daughter Lisa Patten of Alameda, Calif.; grandson Nicholas Patten Mesrobian of Rochester N.Y., and grandson Benjamin Patten Mesrobian of Bath. He was predeceased by sister Jeanne Patten Whitten of Bangor/Topsham, and twin brother Morton (“Budge” or “Pat”) Patten of Newcastle.

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