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Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME

OBITUARY

Patricia Yeaton Stearns

December 22, 1939December 29, 2019
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Patricia Y. Stearns, 80, died Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Maine Medical Center. She was born in Goffstown, NH, the daughter of Wilber H. (Bucky) and Isabell (Brooks) Yeaton. She was a 1957 graduate of Hillsboro-Deering Cooperative High School in Hillsboro, New Hampshire and attended Pierce College.

Pat loved music and while raising her family in upstate New York was choir director for the Oran Community Church for 23 years. In 1996 she and her husband Bill moved back to their home State of New Hampshire and in 2008 Pat moved to Cumberland, Maine to be closer to her children. While living in Cumberland she was a member of Tuttle Road United Methodist Church where she volunteered and sang in the choir.

Pat was well known for her sharp wit and keen sense of humor which carried her through a lifetime living in chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis. Her final years were spent at Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living with her cat Maya where she enjoyed crosswords, jumble puzzles, and playing Bingo.

She is pre-deceased by her husband William C. Stearns who died on January 19, 2004. She is survived by her son, Brian S. Stearns and wife Amanda of Cumberland, ME; her daughter Bonnie L. Stearns and husband Marc Gaudreau of Alfred, ME; her grandson Christopher W. Stearns and wife Stefanie of Denver, CO; her niece Diane Streeter and husband Christopher of Hancock, NH; her niece Donna Biggerstaff and husband Jeffery of Irving, TX; and many other relatives.

Visiting Hours will be held on Friday, January 10 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME. Burial will be in Norway Plain Cemetery in Hancock, NH in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Portland Wheelers, P.O. Box 11314, Portland, ME 04104. www.portlandwheelers.org/donate

  • FAMILY

  • Wilbur H. (Bucky) Yeaton, Father (deceased)
  • Isabell (Brooks) Yeaton, Mother (deceased)
  • William C. Stearns, Husband (deceased)
  • Brian S. Stearns (Amanda), Son
  • Bonnie L. Stearns (Marc Gaudreau), Daughter
  • Christopher W. Stearns (Stefanie Stearns), Grandson
  • Diane Streeter (Christopher Streeter), Niece
  • Donna Biggerstaff (Jeffery Biggerstaff), Niece

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Services

  • Visiting Hours

    Friday, January 10, 2020

  • Committal Service - Spring

    Saturday, May 30, 2020

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Peter Mapstone

April 13, 2020

My condolences to the whole family. I remember what a kind and caring person she was.

Russell Andrews

January 9, 2020

Brian and Bonnie Stearns:
Your parents were not only wonderful clients, but great friends. I was pretty "wet around the ears" when I first met your parents...but they were kind enough to honor me and Northwestern Mutual with their life insurance needs and investments. Sorry to hear of their passing. "They don't make 'em any more like them". Glad that they had many years together. Trust all is well with you two and your families..
Russ Andrews, 315-415-8286, 706 Water St, Beaufort,SC, 29902... Where it very rarely snows😎.
Best of good fortune to you and those you love! Russ

Julie Baldwin

January 8, 2020

Brian, so sorry for your loss of your mom. She was a wonderful woman always made me laugh when she called the office (Russ Andrews). Wish i could have met her in person your mom and dad were both wonderful people. RIP Pat. ❤️

Terry Yeaton

January 5, 2020

One day Pat and I were in Concord looking for a place to park her car. When she saw a car with three teens park in a handicap spot. Without thinking she said " Look at them they are no more handicapped than I am." Of course then she realized what she said.
Just shows how much Pat considered herself handicapped.

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