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Patricia J Ide

August 4, 1933 — October 17, 2023


Oakham-Patricia J. (Siart) Ide, 90, with courage, determination, and grace she lived her life and faced death. Patricia Ide passed peacefully on October 17, 2023, at Heywood Hospital with her husband at her side.  
Pat is survived by her husband, Malcolm L. Ide, three children, Thomas Gustafson and his wife Yvette of Gardner, David Gustafson of New Braintree, and Ann Mitus and her husband Paul of Mashpee, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; five step-children, Leslie Gibben, Marsha Danish, Carolyn Eldridge, Janice Ide, and Douglas Ide. 
She was born on August 4, 1933, in Fitchburg, the oldest of nine children. She was especially proud of her Finnish heritage.
Pat went back to college at the age of 32 and graduated after her children were grown. She taught at the John R. Briggs School in Ashburnham. She was innovative in developing ways to introduce children to art. She was a substitute teacher at the Nauset Middle School, (Cape Cod) for 15 years. 
Pat's great joy was flowers and gardening, her home was landscaped with shrubs and trees, she carefully selected and planted. Her rocks and stonewalls were a work of art. 
Pat was a charter member of the National Women in Arts, Washington, D.C. She also belonged to many art associations. 
She enjoyed golf, serving as Co-chairperson of the Ladiesnine-holders at Eastward Ho Country Club, Chatham, MA. She ran The Chatham Habro Run and the Brew Run, in Brewster, MA, and participated in the FIGARI sailboat race from Hyannis to Nantucket. 
Her life was forever changed when she suffered a heart attack and stroke in 2010. however, she recovered. She has fierce loyalties and commitment to social justice, among them reproductive rights, and same-sex marriages. 
She was an avid bridge player, a creative quilter, and a leader in the Red Hat Society.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the Congregational Church of Oakham, 4 Coldbrook Road, Oakham, MA 01068.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Friends of the West Brick School House, 331 Barre Road, Oakham, MA 01068 . 
The Stone Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, MA 01475 has been entrusted with Pat's funeral arrangements. 
To leave an online condolence please visit,
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Melissa A. McQuaid, funeral directors. 

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Saturday, November 4, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Congregational Church of Oakham

4 Coldbrook Road, Oakham, MA 01068

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