RAFUSE, Patricia Eileen (Patsy)


Age 88 of Maitland, Lunenburg County passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017, at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Patsy was born in Lewiston, Maine to the late Ruth Oickle and Patrick Donahue. She was a faithful member of Christ Church, Maitland. Over the years she served in the choir, as a warden, and as a member of Christ Church Guild. Patsy was also a lifelong supporter of the community hall, retiring as director after she turned 80. In addition to raising her seven children, Patsy also worked at National Sea Products until retiring. Patsy is survived by her children, Linda (Teddy), Ann (Rodney), Bob (Carolin), Barrie (Gina), Kendall (Jean), Karna and Kerry (Crissy). She also has many grandchildren and great grandchildren who will miss her dearly. Patsy was predeceased by her first husband, Paul Rodenhiser, second husband, Lawrence Rafuse and a sister, Irene Wagner. Also surviving are Lawrence’s children, Connie, Tammy, Karen and their families. Funeral service will be held at Christ Church, Maitland on Thursday, August 17 at 2 p.m., Father Chad McCharles officiating. A reception will follow at the Maitland Community Centre. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Christ Church, Maitland or a charity of choice. Cremation and arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, P.O. Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 (902-624-8241). Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mahonefuneral.ca

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