Patsy Williams Corriveau, much loved and devoted teacher “Mrs. C", passed away April 27th of cancer at the age of 61. Patsy's greatest passion in life was teaching and inspiring children. She taught with joy for thirty-nine years at Eliot Elementary and Central School as a grade school teacher and reading specialist. She loved trees, flowers, and animals and spent time every summer hiking and canoeing in the White Mountains. Patsy was a lifelong enthusiast of baton twirling, winning the Senior Miss Maine USTA competition in 1967, and teaching baton twirling until her illness this year prevented her from continuing. Patsy graduated from Houlton High School, the University of Maine at Presque Isle and later earned her master’s degree in education from Plymouth State University, NH. Patsy will be most remembered for her warmth, kindness and compassion; she was always quick to offer help, bake a delicious batch of cinnamon pinwheel cookies, share a laugh over a game of Yahtzee, or to simply give a much needed hug.
Patsy is lovingly remembered by her family. She is survived by her mother, Freda Lamoreau Williams, children Adalia Corriveau of Portland,OR and Hannah Corriveau of Baltimore, MD; brother Robert Williams of Asbestos, Quebec; sister Tammy Paul and brother-in-law Danny Paul of Yarmouth, ME; sister Heather Williams of Columbia, CT; cousin Arthur Lamoreau and partner Michael Corbin of Madawaska, ME; special friend David McQuade of York, ME; and nieces and nephews Trevor, Erica, and Riley Paul; Hayley, Emily, and Megan Overturf; as well as many extended family members and friends. She is predeceased by her father, James Williams.
Thank you to her doctors and caregivers at Massachusetts General Hospital; The Seacoast Cancer Center in Dover, NH; Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital; and her amazing team of Visiting and Hospice Nurses; and to the Lions Club for their generosity. And a very special thank you to all of Patsy's friends, co-workers, and neighbors for all your love and support over the past six months.
A private family service will be held Friday evening with a celebration of Patsy's life on Saturday, May 5th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Red Barn at Outlook Farm in South Berwick, Maine. Interment will take place in June in Presque Isle, Maine.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The Tulen Foundation, http://www.tulenfoundation.org/give, The Maryland Zoo Adopt an Animal Program, http://www.marylandzoo.org/support-the-zoo/adopt-an-animal/adoptions-specials/, The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, http://bbch.org/, The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, http://www.ccfa.org/, The Autism Society, http://www.autism-society.org/, or a charity of your choosing.
An honor to have know you Patsy / Jane Kennedy (Friend)
Patsy remains one of the kindest and most considerate souls I have ever known. She made us all laugh, listened with the greatest care, took care of every student as if they were her own children, and set the highest of standards every day of he...
Mrs Williams, Adalia, Hannah and family / Loraine And Bob Thuet (neighbor)
Our hearts are filled with such sadness with the passing of Patsy but also with joy for having had the privilege of knowing her as a friend and neighbor. She was a wonderful woman that we will truly miss.
I witnessed the love that surroun...
A true friend / Greg Crosby (friend)
Patsy was a great friend to our family and will forever be in our hearts. She taught me when she first started in Eliot, stayed a close friend as I continued through high school and taught Matthew ( our son) as he went through school. She w...
Rest in Peace my Friend / John Hall (Friend/Classmate)
My heart goes out to her Family and Friends. I alway felt that she was a very classy lady, one that gave of herself and to her passion of teaching Children. She is going to be greatly missed here on Earth by current and former students and espe...
Mrs. C how you will be missed :( / Karen Denault
Oh Mrs. C how you will be missed. You ALWAYS knew how to brighten someone's day. Thank you for ALWAYS being there for Ashley and myself over the years while she attended EES, you are at peace now and not in any pain, I am so glad we got to see you at...
Memorial to Patsy / Lois MacDonald (Cousin)Read >>
The Frown Turned Upside Down As you look through the many wonderful pictures of Patsy and her family and friends, you will notice one theme that is ever present, her smile. She shared so much joy with all who knew her and received as much from all of you.
Thank you for being one of those special people who made Patsy smile.
A true rose of Texas.