Patricia H. Dobson

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Patricia H. Dobson, 78, of Stafford Springs, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Woodlake at Tolland, surrounded by her loving family.

Pat was born in Brunswick, Maine, daughter of the late Dennis and Catherine (Johnson) Haggerty. She graduated from the University of Maine at Orno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She also graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a Master of Science. In the late 1960s, Pat taught English at Stafford High School, then in the early 1980s, after raising two children, she returned to teaching English at Stafford Middle School. She retired after a combined 24 years of teaching.

Pat is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Richard P. Dobson Sr.; her children, Catherine Charest and her husband, Raymond, of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, and Richard P. Dobson Jr. of Stafford Springs; and two grandchildren, Julia and Ryan Charest. She is also survived by her brother and sister, Dennis Haggerty Jr. and his wife, Earla, of Clinton, Maine, and Mary Haggerty of Brunswick; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Woodlake at Tolland, ECHN Visiting Nurse and Health Services, St. Francis Hospital, and Masonicare, for their care and support.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Edward Church, 55 High St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery, Stafford Springs.

Memorial donations may be made to the Stafford Library Association, 10 Levinthal Run, Stafford Springs, CT 06076.

Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., Stafford Springs, has care of the arrangements.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 17 to May 21, 2018