On Feb. 13, 2021 Patricia Ann Dibert, of Waldoboro, passed on peacefully while surrounded by family near and far. While she may have left us physically, she remains on in spirit and in soul.
Born June 11, 1956 to Ida Louise Cocco and Theodore “Ted” Norman Cocco, Pat began her life in Sylacauga, Ala. While growing up, Pat lived in additional states, such as New York, California, Maine, and Texas, and eventually returned to New York, where she graduated high school as well as met her former husband, Alan Dibert. Together they had three children. Ultimately Pat made Maine her permanent home along with all three children.
Pat was the second oldest in her large group of siblings. Even as a child family was always first and foremost. She continued through her entire life with this belief, teaching others along her journey to think only with their heart, to help anyone in need, and to always forgive even when forgiveness is hardest. Through the years Pat held numerous jobs but loved and is most known for following in her father’s footsteps of selling blueberries every year. If you live in or have visited the Midcoast area of Maine, you have most likely passed a blueberry stand of Pat’s. She also loved crafting and making personalized gifts for her family and friends, and often their friends. In later years she developed an intense passion for her Cricut, often spending hours making just the perfect gift. She most loved spending time with her family and was both a devoted mother to her children and Memaw to her grandchildren. There was nothing she would not do for them and she had a deep love for playing board and card games.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ida and Theodore Cocco; as well as older sister, Linda Sue Lee Olejniczak of New York; and younger sister, Sara Irene Chind also of New York.
Pat is survived by her son, John Dibert and his wife Angela of Wiscasset; daughters, Tammi Dibert and Becki Dibert, both of Waldoboro; brother, Mark Snyder of Texas; sister, Donna Sherwood of New York; sister, Theodora (Tina) Sauvie of Florida; brother, Theodore (Teddy) Cocco of Maine; brother, Ed (Tiny) Snyder of Wisconsin; sister, Leona (Rene) Cocco of Maine; and cousin and best friend, Ricky Lee of Waldoboro. Also surviving Pat are grandchildren, Jasmine Hatch, Brent Dibert, Brooke Sykes, Teyah Dibert, Paige Sykes, Lindsay Dibert, Chelsea Sykes, and Kyle Sykes; great-grandchild, Addie Hatch; as well as stepgrandchildren, T.J. Watson and Bobby Gilley who while they were not blood grandchildren Memaw loved them all the same.
“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and very dear.” We will always look for your signs.
Any donations can be made to any cancer or diabetes research of your choice.
A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at a later time.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.