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OBITUARY

Patricia H. Aust

September 3, 1942June 12, 2012

Patricia Hinckley Aust, 69, of Marlborough passed away peacefully at home Tuesday,(June12,2012) after a brief illness. Born in Providence, R.I. on September 3, 1942, daughter of Charles and Constance Hinckley, she was married to Erich J. Aust for 45 years. The couple lived in Marlborough, CT for the past 36 years. Pat was a graduate of Hillsdale College, held a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut and also attended St. Andrews University in Scotland. She had a long and disinguished career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, working in protective services, adoption, foster care and other areas. Her last 20+ years were spent as a Social Worker in the East Hartford school system. She was especially interested in ADD and served on the Connecticut ADD Task Force. She was active in Pat CHADD(Childrean with ADD) and LDA (Learning Disabilities Association) durinf her career. Pat was also an accomplished writer. She published two books of young adult fiction and a third was accepted for publication at the time of her death. After retirement in 2002 she continued her writing and activities with LDA. She also volunteered at Interval House where she became especially interested in domestic violence issues. She started an internet blog on the subject which has followings from many different countries. Besides her loving husband, Erich, she is survived by her daughter Laura Aust Olkin of Windham, CT, her son Paul J. Aust of New York, NY, her sister Priscilla Carroll of Andover, CT, her brother Charles Hinckley of Milford, CT, Robert Hinckley of Woodbury, CT, as well as sisters-in-law Martha DiMezza of RI, Nancy Aust of Plantsville, CT and Kathy Hinckley of Woodbury, CT. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends and co-workers who loved her dearly. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 PM on Friday, June 15th at the Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, on Saturday, June 16 at the Marlborough Congregational Church, 35 South Main St., Marlborough, CT. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to LDA or the American Cancer Society. For tributes, inline condolences or directions, please visit www.glastonburyfuneral.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 15, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2012

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Eileen Washburn

July 6, 2012

To the Aust Family, our condolences to you. We knew Pat as a frequent visitor and user of the Richmond Library. She shared her adventures in writing with us and allowed us to help critique some of her works in progress. She so loved teen fiction and of course her audiobooks! She will be sorely missed here as a patron and friend. The Richmond Memorial Library Staff

June 18, 2012

Dear Erich, Laura, Jay, Pris, Fred, Bob, and Kathy,
I was so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I have such fond memories of her with her positive personality and infectious laugh. I know you will all miss her. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Carroll Rice

June 17, 2012

Erich - I was so very sorry to read about Pat in the paper. I know with your Christmas card that she had been having some problems, but she indicated things seemed to be under control. I will always remember her sense of humor and ready smile! I know your children will be able to give you some sense of comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you - Bob and Molly Francolini

Richard Swartwout

June 15, 2012

The memory of a life so well lived, so rich in giving and loving, so dedicated to those around her, gives us all promise and hope. Rest well, Dear Lady...

JUDI&ROB MCBRAIR

June 15, 2012

DEAR ERICH,
WE SEND OUR LOVE AND SHARE OUR HEAVY HEARTS. THIS WORLD LOST A SHINING STAR IN PAT. SHE WAS SPECIAL!!

Olkin Family

June 15, 2012

To Erich, Laura, Mat, Jay, Cilla, and all those who knew and loved her.

Please accept out sincerest condolences. We will miss Pat greatly. She always welcomed us with open arms and warm heart. May her memory be for a blessing.

June 15, 2012

Dear Erich, Laura and Mat,

From the day we met her she's been a part of our family. Grace and Jack know her as one of their grandmothers. She gave them her undivided attention every weekend, the best gift of all. She played a role no-one can ever fill again.

We feel lost without her friendship but I know, as Grace and I remind ourselves, she is our guardian angel now.

Pat/Mrs Aust- if love could have kept you here, you never would have died.

Grace, Jack, Heather & David

Vincent Rupolo

June 14, 2012

Dear Erich, Mat, Jay, Cilla, Fred, Bob, and your families. Please accept my deepest condolences at Pat's passing, a devoted spouse, loving mother and a member of an inimitable set of twins that we all knew as Pat & Pris at Danbury High School. I assume she got to be listed first for alphabetic reasons and if my memory is correct because she also was born first.
The world is a sad but much better place today because of her. My memories of Pat were as my friend and classmate at DHS where she was known for being very talkative, always having a smile on her face and being a high energy and very smart person. I was one of the few, however that was always able to tell Pat & Pris apart, except on the telephone. Thank God that in those days we did not have the habit of lengthy phone calls. Thank you for posting the wedding photo, as that is the Pat I remember.
Facebook will not be the same without Pat's blog. Yet I know in my heart that her words have made a difference. Her passion for exposing/ridding us of abuse in the family has made our world a better and safer place. In my opinion Hyper Harry should be on every student's summer reading list!
Please find time over the next few days to celebrate her life, putting aside the sadness as hard as that will be. I know she is listening to your words (and thoughts – OMG!!)

Anne and Peter Wursthorn

June 14, 2012

We are deeply saddened by Pat's passing
We shall miss her beautiful smile, her wonderful sense of humor and her infectious optimism. Pat knew how to live and truly enjoyed life. She will remain an inspiration for us all. We send our sincere sympathy to Erich, Laura and Mat,Jay and to the entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

June 14, 2012

To the Hinckley and Aust families: My sincere prayers and sympathies are with you. Sincerely, Roberta Markow

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