In Memory of

Patricia

Anne

Lewis

Obituary for Patricia Anne Lewis

Patricia Anne Lewis was born August 24, 1940 in Beebe, Quebec to Harold and Glenna (Shelden) Taylor. She attended Beebe Intermediate School and Stanstead College and graduated from Bugbee Business College with a Secretarial Diploma. Pat was a member of Wesley United Church in Beebe and was active in the UCW II, taught Sunday School, and sang in the choir. Immediately following graduation from Bugbee, Pat worked as Secretary to the Headmaster of Stanstead College.

On July 4, 1958 she married Richard R Lewis. Dick and Pat spent a couple years in Wertheim, Germany while he was serving in the US Army. Upon returning home, they farmed in Marlington, Quebec for 10 years and moved to Holland, Vermont in 1971

While living in Quebec, she often was a substitute teacher at Sunnyside School in Rock Island. After moving to Holland, Pat became active in Morgan United Church. She was Treasurer there from 1976 - 1988 and 2003 - 2015, served as Deaconess, was on the Community Service Committee, Leader for the Singles Group and in the choir. She was Treasurer of the United Christian Academy in Newport for 11 years. She also worked as the bookkeeper for several years at Ford Tractor in Derby.

After the death of her husband in January of 1980, Pat returned to school, attending Fanny Allen Memorial School of Practical Nursing in Winooski and graduating in July 1981. She started working at North Country Hospital, primarily in the Intensive Care Unit, and retired from there in September 2003. She also did Hospice work for Visiting Nurses Assoc., and Professional Nursing.

Pat enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She spent many hours reading, doing handiwork, cooking, and (in the summer) gardening.

She is survived by her son Randy of Claremont, NH; two daughters, Patti Lewis of North Fayston, Vermont, Terri Pare and her husband, Alan, of Hartford, Vermont. Also surviving are four grandsons: Jason Benoit and his wife Natalie, Jordan, Jared, and Jeffrey Lewis and his wife Blake; one granddaughter, Taylor Quenneville; four great-grandsons, Joshua Benoit and Jakob, Rhilee, and Evan Lewis, one great-granddaughter, Anberlin Benoit. She also leaves behind her brother Peter and his wife Helene of Beebe, Quebec; a nephew and niece; Eric and Nancy; and a dear friend, Nancy.

Pat was predeceased by her husband, Richard, in 1980; her son Richard in 2019; her parents Harold and Glenna Taylor; grandsons Joshua Benoit and Ryan Lewis, and a granddaughter-in-law, Jessica.

Pat's credo for life was "One Day at a Time"; realizing that it doesn't help to worry about what is coming tomorrow but to make the most of each day.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to United Christian Academy, 65 School Street, Newport, VT 05855 for their financial aid program; or to Morgan Church, c/o Shelly Lontine, Treasurer, PO Box 824, Newport, VT 05855 for food basket items for families in need.

At Pat's request there will be no calling hours. Services will be at The Morgan Church on November 18th at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Michael DeSena officiating.

FOOTPRINTS
One Night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
Each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life
there were only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."
The Lord replied
"My precious, precious child.
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."