1940 – 2014

AUBURN — Patricia Ann Chute, 74, of 91 Village Dr., Lewiston, died Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn, surrounded by her family and following a long battle with cancer.

Born in Lewiston on Jan. 20, 1940, she was the daughter of Arthur and Loretta Noel Hopkins. Educated in local schools, she graduated from Lewiston High School she spent many years working for Bates Manufacturing and Coca Cola before going to work for the law firm of Berman and Simmons, retiring at age 60 due to illness. Known as “Pat C.,” she was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, and over her 37 years in recovery was a sponsor and inspirational speaker to many who would come from near and far to hear her stories of life in sobriety. She was a parishioner of the former St. Joseph’s Church.

She is survived by two sons, David Marquis of Lewiston and Peter Marquis of Old Orchard Beach; a daughter, Jacqueline and husband, Brian Smith, of Brunswick; a stepdaughter, Tamiko and her husband, Brian White, of Stockbridge, Ga.; three brothers, Thomas Hopkins and wife, Jeannie, of Burke, Va., George Hopkins and wife, Donna, of Lewiston, Dennis Hopkins and wife, Sandy, of Lewiston; and a beloved sister, Suzanne and husband, Rodney Wade, of Norway. She also leaves behind special nephew who was like a son to her, David Levasseur of Sabattus; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.

Besides her parents, Arthur and Loretta, she was predeceased by her husband, Larry J. Chute, who passed away on Dec. 8, 2009; and her beloved sister, Janice Healey in 2011.

A special thanks goes out to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. You are amazing people and our family cannot thank you enough. We love you Molly.

Donations, condolences and a video tribute may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com.

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