Bromfield and Lesley College graduate, mother of twin sons
Kimberly (Kim) Sue Dobbie died July 15, 2018, from injuries sustained in a homicide in Lewiston, Maine. She was 48 years old.
Kim is survived by her 11-year-old twin sons, Cole and Dylan, by her mother, Sue Dobbie of Ayer, formerly of Harvard, and by her brother Christopher of Baltimore, Maryland. She is also survived by her uncle Robert Patterson of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and cousins Aimee Patterson Passarella of Lakeland, Florida; Rob Patterson of Old Lyme; Leona Thomas of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Heather Sagan of Monson, Massachusetts.
Kim was born Oct. 17, 1969. She graduated from the Bromfield School in Harvard and from the Lesley College Threshold Program in Cambridge with a certificate in early childhood education. After graduation Kim worked with Allston-Brighton Head Start as an assistant teacher for several years before returning to Harvard to raise her children. Two years ago she and her children relocated to Farmington, Maine.
People who knew Kim loved her for her kind and gentle spirit. She had a ready smile and a quick wit, and she befriended everyone she met. Kim loved the beach, and Christmas was her favorite season. Her twin sons were her greatest joy.
A celebration of Kim’s life is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m., at First Parish Church, 20 Lexington Road in Concord. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Kim’s memory to support her twin sons may be made to The Dobbie Children Benevolent Fund, DCU, 207 Constitution Ave., Littleton, MA 01460. School Superintendent Linda Dwight has announced that the Harvard Public Schools are collecting gift cards on behalf of the family. Cards for any store or restaurant in the area may be brought to the superintendent’s office at 39 Mass. Ave. (Bromfield House) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Kim’s family greatly appreciates the kindness of everyone who has offered support at this time.
Kim Dobbie with her sons Dylan and Cole. (Courtesy photo)