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Obituary: Patricia D. (Blaisdell) Chase Smith

Patricia D. (Blaisdell) Chase Smith

SARASOTA, Fla. – Patricia D. (Blaisdell) Chase Smith, 66, died Monday Sept. 5, 2022 in Sarasota, Fla., leaving us all with an incredible void. She was born on Dec. 21, 1955 in Waterville, the seventh child born to the late Reginald and Pauline (Vigue) Blaisdell.

Pat attended Waterville public schools, where she paused her education in 8th grade to go to work and help provide for her brothers and sisters at home. Knowing the importance of her education , she went back and completed both her GED and her CNA in 1975. Pat worked at various jobs over the years from nursing homes to waiting tables, from call centers to bird hatcheries . She made friends at every job she held as she loved to talk and always wanted to be family with every friend she made.

On August 22, 1981, she married the late Kenneth “Kenny” L. Chase Jr.. They enjoyed 32 years together, raising a family, camping, attending NASCAR races around the country and watching their grandchildren grow until Kenny’s passing in 2013.

Pat was lucky to find love again with William “Bill” Smith. They were married on June 4, 2016. They would spend their time traveling between their combined homes in Maine, Florida, and Bill’s family camp in Pennsylvania. She loved meeting Bill’s family and welcomed them into her own.

Pat is survived by her husband William “Bill” Smith of Sarasota, Fla.; her daughter January and husband Jason of Clinton; her granddaughters Jorja and Jenna who were her absolute pride and joy; her bonus daughter Lisa and husband Larry,; her siblings Reggie, Carol, Roger, Ronnie, Barbara, Mike, Brenda, Al and Donnie; and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by many of friends, Pam, Anne, Rachael, and Sonja plus many many more.

She was predeceased by her parents Reginald and Pauline; her husband Kenny, her sister Joyce and her brothers-in-law Ron, Paul and David.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday Sept. 26, 2022 at the China Baptist Church, 38 Causeway Rd., China, with a graveside burial immediately following at St Francis Catholic Cemetery 78 Grove St Waterville, we ask that family and friends join us after at Amici’s Cucina 137 Main St Waterville.

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