PATRICIA BOWKER SOLARI

Posted March 15, 2012, at 7:32 p.m.

NORTHEAST HARBOR – Patricia Bowker Solari, 76, passed away March 13, 2012, at a Bangor hospital after a short struggle with cancer. She was born Feb. 12, 1936, in Machias, the daughter of Bertrum B. Bowker and Emily (Grant) Bowker.

Pat graduated from Bar Harbor High School and shortly after married her high school sweetheart, Frederick "Pete" Solari, in 1954. Together they settled in Northeast Harbor and had their only daughter. Pat was a devoted housewife and stay-at-home mom throughout the years. Family was everything to her. She cherished every moment spent with them and her friends.

Pat was predeceased by her father, Betrum B. Bowker; mother, Emily Grant Bowker; and beloved husband, Frederick "Pete" Solari. Pat is survived by her loving daughter, Helen S. King of Northeast Harbor; sister, Helen Whalen and her husband, Omar, of Sorrento; grandchildren, Chessie Kohr and her husband, Jason, of Ellsworth, and Fred King and his fiancee, Heather Thurston, of Northeast Harbor; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Emma and Elizabeth Kohr, her "shady lady Sadie"; several nieces, nephews and friends.

A service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at St. Ignatius Church, Northeast Harbor. A reception will be held after the service. A private burial will be held later for the family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 122, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at

www.jordanfernald.com.

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