BATH — Patricia Dodge Finn, 65, died peacefully June 24 at Mid Coast Hospital.  

Born on April 2, 1945, the daughter of Howard R. and Grace C. Lucariello Dodge, she grew up in Bath, graduating from Morse High School in 1963. She attended Northeastern University.  

In 1965 she began working at the Bath Times as a graphic artist, and later with the Maine Times before becoming a full-time mother. After her children were grown, she returned to work, helping organize Head Start programs for many years, responsible for 24 Head Start programs from Somerville to Freeport.

On May 24, 1969, she married Charles J. Finn in Brunswick.

She was very involved with politics, and in 1984 was the Maine organizer for Gary Hart’s presidential campaign.

A loving mother who would do anything for her children, she was also a loyal friend who cared for others.  

Spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, was her favorite pastime.  

She was predeceased by her parents, and a brother, David V. Dodge.

Surviving are her loving husband of 41 years, Charles J. Finn of Woolwich; a son, Chad Finn and his wife Jennifer of Wells, and a daughter, Erin Elizabeth Finn of Portland; two brothers, Dennis Dodge of Hampton, N.H., and Michael Dodge of Bath; and two grandchildren, Leah Finn and Alex Finn, both of Wells.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by David E. Desmond Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath.  

Memorial donations may be made to the Patten Free Library, 35 Summer St., Bath, ME 04530.

Memorial condolences can be shared with the family online at

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