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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Patricia Lynch

Patricia Lynch

April 22, 2019
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Patricia A. (NEE HENIGIN) ­­­­­­­­Lynch, born March 14, 1943, passed this life in peace on April 22, 2019. She is survived by her beloved family: husband Joseph L. Lynch; children Stefanie (Lynch) Wood, Elizabeth (Lynch) McCarthy, and Nathaniel Lynch; as well as sons-in-law Alan Wood, Jr., Kevin McCarthy, and daughter-in-law Danielle (Boulay) Lynch; grandchildren Aislinn and Seamus Oates and Nathaniel Warren Lynch; step-grandchildren Joshua, Andrew, Nicholas, and Erin Wood; step-great-grandchildren Balin, Chloe, and Owen Wood; her two sisters, Mary Ann Oven and her husband Thomas and Jeanne Henigin and many loved In-laws and extendend family members.

Patricia loved and appreciated the gift of life and all it entailed, dedicating hers primarily to the service of others; in this she found true joy and happiness. She was a teacher for forty-two years, principally of English literature and writing, during which time she aided in the publishing of yearbooks, newspapers, and writing journals. Writing poetry was the way in which her own heart chose to speak; she published a chapbook of her own work. Over the course of her career, she developed educational cultural programs and taught both summer creative writing and enrichment writing programs in several schools.

Dearest of all to her was the service Patricia could render others in the development and nurturing of their spiritual lives. She served her Church as a catechist and a trainer of catechists, as well as an author of spiritual programs aligned with the Catholic Church’s Renew movement to enhance the “full-family” experience of that program. Patricia enjoyed many years as a church choir member, an intercessory prayer group facilitator, and as a member of many Scriptural and contemplative prayer groups. She developed retreat material herself and presented retreats in homes, parishes, and local retreat-focused establishments. She was humbled to serve as a Eucharistic minister and as a para-liturgist at local nursing homes. In later years, Patricia crocheted prayer shawls for the sick, with every stitch being an intercessory prayer for blessings on the shawls’ recipients.

Patricia loved and cherished her beloved husband and three children as gifts with which God entrusted her. Her nine early years in religious life were her answer to her deep desire to serve God and set her firmly on her path. The words she wanted to be remembered by were that “she loved and she tried.” May she rest in peace in the Lord.

Her family will receive guests at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Friday, April 26th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 27th at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 265 Stratton Brook Road in West Simsbury. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT 06107. Please visit Patricia’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.
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  • Visitation

    April 26, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    April 26, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Vincent Funeral Home - Simsbury
    Address
    880 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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  • Service

    April 27, 2019 | 9:00am
    When
    April 27, 2019 9:00am
    Location
    St. Catherine of Siena Church
    Address
    265 Stratton Brook Road
    West Simsbury, CT 06092
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    Officiant
    Fr. Michael Whyte
  • Interment

    Location
    Mt. St. Benedict
    Address
    1 Cottage Grove Road
    Bloomfield, CT 06002
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Rachel Avenick

Posted at 11:23am
I wanted to send my condolences, Mr. Lynch, Beth (St. Mary's classmate) and family. Mrs. Lynch taught my confirmation preparation class. I have fond memories of these interesting classes in your living room, Beth. Your Mom had a gentle voice yet captured our attention and intellects and managed to keep us teens on topic and thoughtful as well. I'm so sorry for your loss.
JS

John C. Shukie

Posted at 11:18am
Dear Joe, Beth, Stephanie, Nate, and family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Pat's passing. I know that she has been bravely fighting serious illness for quite a while and believe strongly that she is now at peace and looking down proudly and lovingly at you all. It was my great good fortune to have worked with her as a fellow faculty member at Northwest Catholic HS for many years. She was totally dedicated to her students and strove tirelessly to provide them with the tools they needed to be successful and develop within them a love of learning for its own sake. I recall that poetry was her passion and that she looked for every opportunity to share that with students both in class and in school publications. She was also a most spiritual individual, always giving thanks for the gifts with which life had blessed her. First and foremost among those was her family. Her dedication, faith and commitment helped to make our school a wonderful place to work and learn. I am sure that many of her students would credit her with helping to guide them on their paths to college and adulthood. I sadly regret that time and distance make it impossible for me to share these thoughts with you in person but please know that she and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, John Shukie NWC - Retired Baltimore Maryland
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deb

Posted at 11:04am
I met Pat when I married Jerry (Joe's brother), and also enjoyed meeting her father and sisters. I also got to know her better when we lived with them for several months in CT. after Jerry left active duty in the Army, Pat & I enjoyed going to craft fairs, and one neat memory was when Jerry helped her understand Calculus --Pat was thrilled to get it now. Then there was the fun with Pat and the family up in the house in Vermont for a week in the summer --especially the silly time after Pat helped Aunt Marge wash her hair and then all of us wrapped our heads in towels, too. I remember Pat making soup when I stopped overnight with them after my cousin's wedding. One of last times we saw her was remembering how beautiful she looked at Beth's wedding. We could always count on Pat keeping us in her prayers. We'll miss you Pat, but know your at peace up in heaven. You're in our thoughts and prayers since we can't be there to send you on your way. Our deepest sympathy to Joe, Steph, Beth, & Niel, and rest of our and hers.
Love , Deb & Jerry Lynch
P.S. Three flowers say "We love You"
J

Jeanne Marie Henigin

Posted at 12:29am
Patricia lives forever in my heart. Her abiding love of family is unparalleled only by her love of the hundreds of students she taught, nurtured and mentored throughout her life. She shared the beauty of her creative nature through the deep insights she expressed in her poetry and artwork. Over the years, among the things we talked about during our numerous long-distance chats, was her joy in loving God and in life itself. We would philosophize to the inth degree on esoteric topics we both enjoyed diving into. One very beautiful aspect of her love of God she shared with me was when, on occasion when no one was home, during private personal moments she would feel "free to sing and dance before the Lord" in the open space in her kitchen, in her own special way praying and expressing her love of and thanksgiving to God for her family and her life. Patty will always be remembered in my heart as a beautiful, deep and loving child who grew into a beautiful woman, wife, mother, mentor and friend to so many. She loved reading and treasured her books. Her creative nature was further demonstrated in the wonderful crochet work she did throughout her life -- work she gifted to many -- and particularly found comfort in creating "prayer shawls" -- I am sure by the hundreds! --which she donated to those in need of comfort at difficult times in their lives. She loved making soups and was also creative in her recipes - finding a way to donate her soups to feed those in her community. We shared our childhood and the secrets in our lives together. And we also shared our disagreements from time to time -- but most of all, we shared of our love and respect for each other always. Patty always be my sister, my "person," my friend. In loving memory always, Jeanne Marie Henigin April 24, 2019
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