On the evening of Jan. 17, 2014, Patricia A. (Dawson) Midura was surrounded by family as she passed away at home after from complications related to her recent battle with cancer. Patricia was 64 years old. Patricia Midura was born in Kern County, California on Oct. 10, 1949. She was the youngest daughter of Stella (Skorupski) and Arthur Dawson. She traveled the world during her earliest years, living in Hawaii, visiting Korea, and crossing the International Date Line before the age of two, thanks to her Air Force father. Patty's school years were spent in the small western-Massachusetts town of Granby. Pat met the love of her life in the summer of 1970 and married him three months later on her 21st birthday. She followed him first to Spokane, Washington where she painted floor to ceiling Peter Max-style murals in their first apartment and then to the bucolic burough of Connoquenessing in Pennsylvania where she ambitiously planted a one-acre garden to tend while they welcomed their first child. Another cross-country trip took place when she and her family relocated to sunny San Jose, California. With lemon trees in the backyard and professional wrestlers living across the street, she enjoyed gardening year-round and raising her daughter and later, her son. Pat's love of gardening, animals, and all things outdoors was born in her rural hometown and was a constant focus throughout her life. After returning to Massachusetts and settling in Marlborough, Pat fulfilled her dream of having her very own farm when she added a cow, goats, rabbits, ducks, geese, and lots of chickens to the property.