LISBON FALLS — Patricia Prosser Turcotte, 79, of Lisbon Falls died Sunday, Aug. 19, after a long illness. She was born Feb. 4, 1939, at Brunswick Hospital to Walter Jr. and Helen Fickett Prosser of Pejepscot Village.

She was wife of the love of her life, Ron William Turcotte, married July 20, 1957. Patricia attended Pejepscot Grammar School and graduated from Lisbon High School in 1957. Her two beloved sons Ronald Scott Turcotte and Kelo Paul Turcotte were the beginning of her special family.

They lived in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where Ronald served in the U.S. Air Force, returning to their love, Maine, at the end of his tour. They lived in Topsham, Lisbon Falls and Bar Harbor.

She worked as a Tupperware dealer and at the Mitchell Egg Farm, Lisbon Police Department, Maine Electronics and at a craft store. She had an herb business, Wormwood Farm, on Route 9 for 12 years, retiring due to health problems. She wrote two books on gardening, titled “New England Herb Gardener” and “Perennials for the Backyard Gardener,” published by Countryman Press, Vermont.

She was a member of Topsham Garden Club, Lisbon Shakespeare Club and Episcopal Church. Patricia loved spending time with family, hunting for collectibles at the flea market and antique shops.

She spent a lot of time watching birds, turkeys and Canada geese, visiting the bird feeders and enjoyed sitting at her tranquility meditation shed at the farm pond counting different pond species.

Patricia was a collector of many things, including cookbooks, Christmas decorations, kitchenware, toasters and toys. Her love of cats, chickens, birds and nature in general was well known.

Survived by husband, Ronald William Turcotte, of Lisbon Falls; son, Ronald Scott and wife, Patricia McNealy, of Lisbon Falls; son, Kelo Paul Turcotte, and wife, Debra Robishaw, of Lakeville; grandchildren: Kelo Scott Turcotte of Lakeville; Hunter Lee Turcotte and wife, Jamie Buffy, of Monmouth; Jessica Ann and mate, Rex Burril, of Carol; Zoe Elizabeth and mate, Tim Penicaud, of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.; Nicole Ashley and mate, Mike St. Pierre, of Springfield; Anna Michelle and mate, Nathan Blackwell, of Freeport; Jordan Rahsaan and mate, Whitney Graham, of Brunswick; great-granddaughters Mya Arsenault and Chloe Burril of Carrol; many nieces and nephews; and Patricia’s beloved companion, Hannah the cat.

Patricia Prosser Turcotte

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