The original ‘American Picker’

Published October 30, 2019

FARMINGTON, Maine — Patricia Stickney, 90 years young, passed on October 14, 2019 while at Orchard Park, a North Country health care facility located in Farmington, Maine. She was pre-deceased by her son Richard and her lifelong partner and husband Norman.

Considered the original “American Picker,” her lifelong passion was to buy, sell, trade, and collect antiques – not only because of her love of these items from the past, but also to financially aid the love of her life in raising their six children.

Pat was born August 15, 1929, raised as a Saugus Sachem, the daughter of Helen and James Sheehan, and the sister of Jim Wilson, Virginia Marino, Tom Sheehan, Mary Gaudet, Barbie Lovett, and Helen Parent. Pat always had a fondness for a big family.

Pat mothered six children, Linda, Richard, Larry, Norman, Daniel, and Martha, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family’s best days were spent on long rides through scenic lake and mountain regions. Her endless search for the perfect autumn foliage cruise became a yearly family mission. As far as she was concerned every season seemed to better than the previous. Her devotion to family, her smile and laughter, and her love for life will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

All are welcome, friend or foe, to a celebration of her life on November 24 at 1 p.m. at the Crystal Community Club on Preston Street, Wakefield. Come as you are. There will be food and drink.