Patricia P. Ware, 84, of Exeter, ME


Patricia P. WareExeter, ME –  Patricia Perry Ware, 84, went to be with the lord on May 29th,2024. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after battling a long illness.

Patricia (Pat) grew up in Hopedale, Massachusetts, a daughter of Frank and Irene (Cornelius) Perry. She later attended Fryeburg Academy, a private school, in Northern New England. Pat then attended Becker Community College for 2 years.

After her schooling she met Richard A. Ware, whom she would later marry and raise 4 beautiful children. Patricia loved being a mother, she put 100% into everything she did. She was a wonderful wife and mother.

During the second half of her life, she met the love of her life and soulmate of the past 42 years, David Waters. They lived a loving, healthy life together, and they greatly enjoyed each other’s company. She was incredible intelligent and had a passion for research, which brought her into Genealogy. She spent 45 years pursuing this passion of hers. Patricia loved to keep busy, she enjoyed many activities when she had spare time which included canning, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, and she even made her own clothing. Patricia also enjoyed nature; she had a passion for all things living which drew her and David to live off the grid for 25 years in the woods of Maine. Patricia was an incredibly loving, patient, and understanding person, she was also very frugal. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Patricia is predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her soulmate, David Waters as well as her children, Janice Ayres and husband PJ from Westborough, Massachusetts, Robert Ware and wife Julia from West Roxbury, Massachusetts, John Ware from Dunnellon, Florida, and Donna Vancott and husband Kevin from Worcester, Massachusetts. She is also survived by her precious grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer, Tom, Cassandra, Samantha, Caitlyn, Melissa, Marina, Carissa, Launa and Chris, and many great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Westborough, Massachusetts at 10:30am on June 7th. For those who wish to send flowers, may send them to Pine Grove cemetery to be received on the service date.

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