Patricia K. “Pat” Richard


Patricia K. (Hibbard) Richard, age 76, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2023, at Westgate Manor in Bangor. She was born on September 27, 1946, the daughter of Fred and Nellie (Dickey) Hibbard.

Patricia attended Mt. Desert High School and loved raising her two daughters Betsy and Amy as well as gardening, sewing, and cooking. She sewed outfits for the girls reminiscent of the Little House on the Prairie series, including the bonnets. She worked at Hannaford (Don’s Shop ‘n Save) in Bar Harbor for many years and received both the employee of the year award for the local store and the state. She was an avid runner and won many road races including the world-famous Bar Harbor Half Marathon. She loved and adored her collie Tasha and her cat Midnight.

She is survived by her two daughters Betsy of Southwest Harbor, Amy of Bangor; three grandchildren, Ashley, Samuel, and Ethan; and great granddaughter Ambrielle; Sister Nancy and Brother Fred; and special friend Bud Farley whom she loved to take walks with and spend time with. Patricia was predeceased by her parents, sisters Norma, Barbara and Freda, and Brother Ronnie.

The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for the loving care she received at Westgate Manor.
Private Memorial Services will be held at Brookside Cemetery, Mt. Desert, (Somesville).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Patricia’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, ME Chapter, 383 US Rte. 1, Suite 2 C, Scarborough, 04074 or the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Rd., Trenton, 04605.

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  • Winston & Joyce Shaw Posted August 17, 2023 11:03 am

    I was very sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. Both my wife Joyce and I worked with Pat for many years at Don’s. She was a hard worker, devoted to providing customers with a smile and prompt, friendly service. She was a valued member of our team and a good friend to us all. She will be missed.

  • Connie Dorr Gowell Posted August 26, 2023 8:30 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of the family and friends loss of Pat. She was a dear, and a nice coworker. Always willing to help others and lend an ear. She will be missed by many. Betsy, Amy and Bud I’m thinking of you, sending hugs and prayers of comfort.

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