SPRINGVALE — Priscilla (Pat) McDougal, 90, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, surrounded by family at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

Pat was born to Jack and Helen Berry in East Milton, Massachusetts, on May 19, 1927, the youngest of three children and the only girl. She was a typical depression child whose father, a traveling salesman, moved the family every two years or so, following jobs from Massachusetts to Illinois to Indiana and back again. They rarely lived in the same house for more than two years. Her mother baked beans and bread, and later worked as a secretary and finally a clerk at the Probate Office, after the family’s move to Portland, Maine, in 1945.

Pat graduated from Milton High School in 1945 and from Boston University’s Sargent College in 1949, with a degree in Physical Education. She taught Physical Education at a private school in Rhode Island for three years. In 1950, she bought a 1939 Ford convertible, which kept her broke but also lead her, in the fall of 1951, to a Ford dealership in Portland where she met her future husband, Robert H. McDougal. He had just purchased the owner’s wife’s car and she was there for an inspection sticker. In true Naval Academy fashion, he proposed soon thereafter and promptly shipped out to the Mediterranean for six months. They were married in November of 1952 and lived on his family’s farm, McDougal Orchards, for the rest of their lives.

Pat taught Pysical Education at Nasson College in Springvale, at Sanford High School, and at Sanford Junior High School. She was an active member of several local service organizations for many years and served on the Board of the Sanford-Springvale YMCA. All her students remember her as a wonderful teacher, whether they loved or hated Phys Ed.

Pat is predeceased by two brothers, Kenneth and John Berry, and her husband, Robert McDougal.

She leaves behind her daughter, Ellen McAdam, and her husband Jack of Springvale and their children, Matthew and Polly, her son, Evan R. McDougal, his wife, Betsy, of Manchester, New Hampshire, and their children, Heather and Ryan, her son, Glenn D. McDougal, and his children, Colleen Levesque and Aaron McDougal, and her son, Gene McDougal, his wife Triccia, and Gene’s children Amy Demers, Renee and Rory McDougal. In addition, she leaves a former daughter-in-law she loved very much, Jackie McDougal, and four great grandchildren, Taylor, Ryan, Kyle, and Colin Demers.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. Visiting hours will begin at 1 p.m. until the time of the service at Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Springvale First Baptist Church or the Springvale Public Library.

Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.

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