PITTSFIELD – Patricia M. Dean, 87, died May 12, 2013, at her home, after a long illness. She was born April 19, 1926, in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, daughter of James A. and Katherine A. (Brownell) Byrnes.
She was a graduate of Girls High, Boston, class of 1944. She married Earl S. Dean May 23, 1945, in Dorchester, Mass. For more than 26 years Patricia worked hand in hand with her husband, Earl, in the operation of Pittsfield Community Christmas Project and Pittsfield Food Pantry. She also assisted him while he volunteered at the Salvation Army, Pittsfield. Patricia was described as an awesome cook and baker. She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She also loved to crochet.
Earl predeceased her Feb. 22, 2010. Patricia is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Earl S. and Sandra Dean III of Woburn, Mass.; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Lawrence Kehoe of Pittsfield; sister, Gwen Mailing of Norwood, Mass.; six grandchildren, Heather, Laureen, Jamie, Ryan, Melissa and Christine; ten great-grandchildren, Josh, Kayla, Billy, Kristie, Matthew, Tyler, Jacob, Samuel, Rebecca and Nicholas; and five great-great-grandchildren, Sarah, Kaitlynn, Haily, Elissa and Jordynn.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport, with the Rev. Ernie Campbell officiating. Burial will be at the family lot, Pine Grove Cemetery extension in Waterville. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Pittsfield Community Christmas Project, P.O. Box 581, Pittsfield, ME 04967. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.