The Rev. Patricia E. Henking

The Rev. Patricia Ellen Henking, 67, died Thursday, August 18th, 2022 unexpectedly of High-Grade Tubo-Ovarian Cancer.  Born October 8th, 1954 in Darby, PA to Betty (Sinclair) Henking and George A. Henking.

Patricia received her degrees from Rensselar Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; General Theological Seminary, New York, NY; and Boston University, Boston, MA where she studied with Professor Elie Wiesel. Pat also studied with President Jimmy Carter at the Marantha Baptist Church Sunday School program, Plains, GA.

Patricia was ordained an Episcopal priest on December 6th, 1980 (The Feast of Saint Nicholas) at St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, Falmouth, ME.  She then served as Chaplain to Dartmouth College, NH; appointed as Vicar of Faith Episcopal Church, Merrimack, NH 1988 to August 2022.

Patricia served as an adjunct professor at Notre Dame College’s graduate program (Manchester), Nashua Community College, and St. Anselm College.

She served as the President of the Episcopal Standing Committee in NH and on the Commission on Ministry in both ME and NH. Pat was a Board member for Four Directions Outreach.

Pat loved helping others and participated in several Habitat for Humanity build trips including Northern Ireland and Thibodeaux, Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina).

Patricia is survived by her loving partner of 25 years, Lise Mailloux, the immediate/extended Mailloux/Michaud family, her sister Susan Henking and partner Betty Bayer of Geneva, NY; the extended Sinclair family, special friends, members of the Episcopal Community, especially the Faith Episcopal Church family of Merrimack, NH.

Patricia’s service will be celebrated by her Bishop, The Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld and her special friend, The Rev. Teresa Payne Gocha.  The service will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21 Centre St., Concord, NH on Saturday, October 29th, 2022 at 3pm.

For family and friends she left behind – the abundance of special memories, intelligence, kindness, giving spirit will resonate – Pat will always be in our hearts!

Never without her loving dog(s)…  In lieu of flowers… Lise asks you consider a donation in Patricia’s name to:  NHSPCA.org  or directly to New Hampshire SPCA, 104 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, NH  03885

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