Nancy Patrick Skidgel
Richmond - Nancy Patrick Skidgel, 71, of Richmond passed away peacefully Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation. The only child of Francis M. Patrick and Christine Toothaker Patrick, she was born in Augusta on June 19, 1946.
Early years were spent in Hallowell where she graduated from Hall-Dale High School before attending University of Maine in Orono. Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree, Nancy first entered the professional workforce as a third grade teacher at Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth NH, but she missed Maine. Anxious to return to her home state, she secured Office Manager positions with the Maine Chamber of Commerce and later with the Maine Petroleum Association before finding her niche in l993 at the Maine State Library. There she covered the Circulation Desk serving the public and later worked in the Government Documents Office of the MSL. Many wonderful friendships were formed during the fifteen years at the library before her retirement in 2008.
Friends, neighbors and their families became her extended clan. An inveterate newspaper reader, she scoured several state papers a day and would cut out articles related to activities and accomplishments of the children of friends and mail them in neatly typed envelopes to parents or grandparents.
She was pre-deceased by her parents; mother-in-law Stella Skidgel and husband Shepard Skidgel; and her Uncle Clifton Toothaker. Nancy is survived by her lovingly attentive husband Wendell; her step-daughter Wanda Rose who shared in her final care; grand daughter Mei Linh Dalot and husband Greg Dalot; great grand daughter Lindsey Dalot; and her Aunt Hilda Brooks. She also leaves behind beloved cousins and many close friends.
A private graveside service will be held in Hallowell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kennebec Humane Society or a food bank of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond. On-line condolences and stories may be shared at wwwkincerfuneralhome.com.