PATRICIA RYLE LAWRENCE

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WILTON, MAINE — Patricia Ryle Lawrence, 59, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at Menig Extended Care in Randolph.

She was born Oct. 18, 1955 in St. Albans the daughter of Ryle and Rachel (Audy) Dow. Pat was raised in St. Albans and attended the University of Vermont where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She was married to Douglas Lawrence in Swanton in 1978. The Lawrence’s had lived in Presque Isle, Maine, Mendon, Vt., Randolph Center and Braintree, Vt., before moving to Wilton, Maine. Pat had worked at A.R. Gould Hospital in Presque Isle, Maine, Washington (Vt.) County Visiting Nurses and had been a physical therapist at Gifford Medical Center for 29 years before working at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine. Her memberships included St. John’s Episcopal Church, Paulette’s Punchettes rug hooking group and ADPi Sorority. She enjoyed sewing, camping, kayaking and loon watching and was a certified punch needle hooking instructor.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas Lawrence, of Wilton, Maine, a daughter Liz Lawrence of South Burlington, five sisters; Cindy Martell of Georgia, Vt., Debbie Britton of Wilkesboro, N.C., Kareen Wortman of Massachusetts, Christine Anderson of Louisville, Ky., and Alita Phelps of New Hampshire, two brothers; Galen Dow of Georgia, Vt., and Richard Dow of West Rutland.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Susan Taylor officiating. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Gifford Medical Center Auxiliary, PO Box 2000, Randolph, VT 05060. Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home, Randolph, VT.