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Patricia Kopetski

January 6, 1937 ~ November 26, 2018 (age 81)

Patricia Kopetski, 81, of Saco died unexpectedly at her home on Monday, November 26, 2018.  She was born January 6, 1937 in Biddeford to Philip L. and Marion L. (Powers) Kopetski.  She attended St. Mary’s School and was a 1955 graduate of Biddeford High School.


After high school she became a member of the Sisters of Mercy and remained with the community for 25 years.  She studied at St. Joseph’s College, receiving her bachelor’s degree, and taught in many of the schools run by the sisters including St. Mary’s in Biddeford.  Later she was a teacher and principal in Bangor and Lewiston public schools.


Patricia enjoyed shopping, and the company of her cat Dallia.



She is survived by:

          1 sister,        Martha Martel of Saco

          2 brothers:   Philip Kopetski, Jr. and wife Dottie of Arundel

                               John Kopetski and wife Carol of Jasper, GA

5 Nieces and nephews:     Robert Ross, Cathy Mondor, Patricia Ross, Timothy Kopetski, and Debra Clifford

          Several great nieces and nephews


Visiting Hours will 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.   A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in St. Anne’s Chapel of St. Joseph’s Church at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Biddeford. Memorial donations in Patricia’s name may be made to: the Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094. To share condolences online, please visit



Donations may be made to:

Animal Welfare Society
P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk ME 04094
Tel: 1-207-985-3244

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