BATH -- Patricia Dodge Finn, 65, of Oak Grove Avenue, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. She was born on April 2, 1945, the daughter of Howard R. and Grace C. Lucariello Dodge. She grew up in Bath graduating from Morse High School in the class of 1963. Patricia then attended the arts program at what's now known as Northeastern University.
Patricia was employed by the Bath Times in 1965 as a graphic artist. When the Maine Times began publishing she had the opportunity to work with them in getting it opened. She decided to take a little time off in the early '70s to be with her children, being a mom meant the world to her. As they got older she wanted to get back into the workforce and helped organize the Head Start program. She was the Executive Director for many years responsible for 24 Head Start programs from Somerville to Freeport.
On May 24, 1969, she married Charles J. Finn in Brunswick.
Patricia was a loving mother, who would do anything for her children, a loyal friend, and someone who cared for others. Spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren was her favorite past time. She also loved to take walks on Popham Beach. Patricia was very involved with politics and in 1984 she was the organizer in Maine for Gary Hart's campaign for U.S. President.
She will be sadly missed by all that loved her.
Patricia was predeceased by her parents; and a brother, David V. Dodge. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Charles J. Finn of Woolwich; a son Chad Finn and his wife Jennifer of Wells, a daughter Erin Elizabeth Finn of Portland; two brothers, Dennis Dodge of Hampton, N.H., and Michael Dodge of Bath; and two grandchildren, Leah Finn and Alex Finn both of Wells.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, June 28, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the David E. Desmond Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 29, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary's Church, Lincoln Street, Bath. To share your thoughts and condolences with Patricia's family please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com
If you wish to make a donation in Patricia's name the family
has requested they be made to:
The Patten Free Library
35 Summer St.
Bath, Maine 04530
Patricia Dodge Finn