Patricia “Pat” Anne (Pennington) Bamforth

AUGUSTA – Patricia “Pat” Anne (Pennington) Bamforth died peacefully in her sleep, at Maine General Hospital in Augusta on Feb. 5, 2024, after a long and full life of care for family and community.

She was born Sept. 17, 1937, in St. Louis, Mo., graduated from Kirkwood High School, Missouri, and Northwestern University School of Music, and she received the National Leadership Award from the music professional fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota.

Pat was married to the Rev. Richard A. Bamforth, for 58 years, until his death in 2017. She assisted him in parish ministry at Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood, Mo.; Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Poplar Bluff, Mo.; St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Rockport, Mass.; and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Augusta. Most recently, she has been an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church of Augusta.

She was a strong supporter of music (the Cape Ann Youth Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Cape Ann); education (tutoring elementary students); connecting people with community and essential needs (supporting international refugee families, Bridging the Gap social service). She served on the Committee on Holy Orders of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine; and she helped Richard and Charles Allan Bamforth edit and publish their father’s autobiography, “Iron Jaw: A Skipper Tells His Stories”.

She is survived by her two daughters, Jeanne L. Bamforth (with Ann Flannery) of Topsham, and Margaret B. Adam (with Andrew K. M. Adam) of Abingdon-on-Thames, England; three grandchildren, Nathaniel E. Adam (Connecticut), Josiah P. Harris-Adam (Indiana), and Philippa G. Adam (Maine); and two great-grandchildren, Thomas A. and Lydia G. Harris-Adam (Indiana); and her two brothers, Charles K. Pennington, Jr. (Oregon) and R. Roy Pennington (Missouri).

She was predeceased by her parents, Ruth Grace (Thompson) and Charles King Pennington (Missouri).

A service will be held for Pat at Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church, 209 Eastern Ave., Augusta, ME 04330 on Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME 04330. Condolences, stories, or photos may be shared by visiting

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church

and/or Northern Light Home Care and Hospice.

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