Patricia Ann (McLeod) Williams

SEBRING, Fla. – Patricia Ann (McLeod) Williams passed away peacefully on Sept. 25, 2022, in Sebring, Fla., with her children by her side. She was known affectionately by friends and family as “Pat” “P.A.” and “Nana”.

Pat was born in Detroit, Mich., on Jan. 24, 1934, to Margaret Donaldson and Kenneth McLeod. Her mother passed when she was 9, and her father was in the Navy, so Pat moved to Freeport, Long Island, N.Y., to be raised by her maternal grandparents. Her grandparents had a small cabin on Torsey Pond which began her lifelong love of Maine. Pat graduated from Freeport High School in 1951 and Berkeley Secretarial School in New York City, N.Y. in 1952. She was employed by Manhattan Life Insurance company early in her career and it was then that she met her future husband.

Patricia married Bill Williams in Readfield, in 1953, and together they had a son, Scott McLeod, in 1962 and a daughter, Kristen Patricia, in 1969. The family finally moved to Kents Hill in 1978 where she was employed at Maine Bankers’ Association in Augusta. In Maine, Patricia was a member of the Torsey United Methodist Church where she served on the Global Concerns Committee, was a founding board member of the Torsey Pond Association, and a member of the Crystal Club of Kents Hill.

In 1994, Patricia and Bill retired to Sun n’ Lake of Sebring, Fla., with several lifelong friends. She was a skilled bridge player who organized a weekly bridge club and who played several times each week. In 2020, Patricia moved into the Fellowship Home of Sebring where she enjoyed daily fitness, BINGO, and the care of a truly kind and compassionate staff.

Predeceased by her husband in 2006, Pat leaves her children and grandchildren Jordan, Joshua, Kaitlyn, Kyle, Tori and Nicole; and her great-granddaughter, Isla.

Throughout her life Pat was known to many as “smiley” and will be remembered as a positive, optimistic spirit who cherished her summers on Torsey Pond. She loved to share stories about the six generations of family who summered at “camp” in Mt. Vernon. Those who knew her best also knew about her love of Hersey’s chocolate and her motto “Life is short, eat dessert first!” She will be greatly missed by family and friends as she reunites with her beloved Bill; her parents; and grandparents.

Arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at:

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the

Torsey Pond Association,

16 Columbine Lane,

Mt. Vernon, ME 04352

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