Patricia A. Worden Shaw, longtime resident of Scarborough and Freeport, passed on September 11, 2012.

Beloved wife of Philip E. Shaw, Jr., she was born in Topsham March 18, 1929 the daughter of the late Susie Johnson Staples and Leon C. Staples. Foster daughter of Maude Worden Blackstone and William Worden. Patricia is a graduate of Freeport High School Class of 1948.

She was a former manager of Sackett’s Hallmark Store in the Maine Mall, also past vice-president of the Soap Bubble Laundromat, Portland. She also worked for LL Bean in Freeport, and Libby’s Toy Shop in Scarborough.

Past member of the First Congregational Church in Scarborough, where she worked with Youth Group, missionary committee, Women’s Fellowship and was a senior deaconess. She co-chaired the annual Church Fair for over 20 years and held craft workshops in her home and sang in the choir most of her adult life. She worked with Girl Scouts and served on the nursing board and Senior Citizens.

A very talented person, her hobbies included: designing, sewing, bird watching, painting, and especially gardening. She loved her flowers. She was an expert seamstress, and in 2008 made special quilts for each one of her great-grandchildren.

She also loved her 2 cats: Billie and Maggie.

Pat had a stroke a few years ago; she took up walking 2 miles per day to help keep her blood pressure down. Two more strokes in 2008, she kept on sewing and gardening. She was very “driven.”

Brother Jerald Staples, foster sisters Annie Worden Hunter, Alice Davis Walsh, and foster brother of Ralph Worden, all are pre-deceased.

Surviving is her husband of 62 years Philip E. Shaw Jr., daughter Jean A. Marandola and son-in-law James, of Gorham, 2 granddaughters, Melissa and Aimee and her 8 great-grandchildren Sarah, Meghan, Videlia, Rosemary, Jacob, Joshua, James, and George.

Additionally, she is survived by her two brothers, Pastor Wallace Staples and his wife Sharon of Woolwich, and David Staples and his wife Jeanette of Brunswick, four sisters: Anita Houde and husband Normand of Brunswick, Gloria Stone of North Carolina, Esther Whitmore and husband Robert of Lisbon Falls, and Mae Mac- Manus and husband Harold of Topsham. There are several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, September 16th at the Hobbs Funeral home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 17th at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest City Cemetery, South Portland.