Kimberly (Kim) Sue Dobbie died on July 15 from injuries sustained in a homicide in Lewiston, Me. She was 48.

Kim was born Oct. 17, 1969. She graduated from the Bromfield School in Harvard and from Lesley College Threshold Program in Cambridge with a certificate in early childhood education. After graduation, she 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, Me. She spent many summer vacations with her family on Martha’s Vineyard.

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. She loved the beach and Christmas was her favorite season. Her twin sons were her greatest joy.

She 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, Md. She is also survived by her uncle Robert Patterson of East Lyme, Conn., and cousins Aimee Patterson Pasarella of Lakeland, Fla., Rob Patterson of Old Lyme, Conn., Leona Thomas of Philadelphia, Pa. and Heather Sagan-Monson.

A celebration of her life is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 at First Parish, 20 Lexington Road, Concord. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to The Dobbie Children Benevolent Fund, DCU, 207 Constitution Ave., Littleton, Mass. 01460.

Her family greatly appreciates the kindness of everyone who has offered support at this time.

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