Patricia Lee Hinckley

March 15, 1958September 11, 2020

On Friday September 11, 2020 Patricia “Patty” Lee Hinckley, long time resident of Keene, New Hampshire passed away at the age of 62.

Patty was born on March 15, 1958 in Marlborough, MA to Orrin and Gertrude (Paine) Hinckley, a fact that she loved to tell people.

Patty spent her early years with her family in Marlborough before moving to Keene, New Hampshire at the age of 14 where she was an active member of the community for over 40 years. While living in Keene Patty had the pleasure of living with several great people including the late Phylis Eddy and the Boulay family. Always a hard worker, Patty has held many different jobs and volunteer positions throughout Keene including at the Monadnock Humane Society, Kapiloff Insurance, Chesco Inc, and Monadnock Developmental Services.

When not working Patty could usually be found enjoying some of her favorite things including sports, Tae Kwon Do, and crafts. A big Boston sports fan Patty loved to spend her down time watching and rooting for her favorite teams on TV, but she didn’t just watch she was also quite the athlete herself. For many years Patty participated in the New Hampshire Special Olympics where she competed in some of her favorite sports including: Basketball, Softball, and Bowling where she won many awards and trophies which she was very proud of. In her later years Patty enjoyed attending games with her buddies the Boulay's and helping coach the Keene Unified basketball team.

Following her nephew David's lead Patty started to take Tae Kwon Do Classes at Rouleau’s Tae Kwon Do where she worked extremely hard. Over the course of 20 years Patty learned her forms, which she loved to show off, and eventually became a Black belt competing in many competitions along the way.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents Gertrude and Orrin, her sister Ethel Szanderoski of Brimfield, Ma, and her brother Robert Hinckley of Keene, NH. She is survived by her sister Carolyn Holland of Old Saybrook, Ct, her sister June Seagrave of Uxbridge, MA, Her sister Helen Gauthier of Fairhaven, MA, Her Brother William Hinckley of Port Saint Lucie, FL, and her sister Corrinne Blair of Berlin, MA. Patty is also remembered by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephew who will miss her greatly.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH on Monday, October 5, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30 am, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Bernard’s Church 185 Main Street Keene, NH at 12 noon. Burial with committal prayers will be on October 6th at 11:00 AM in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beach Street, Marlborough, MA 01752.

All those in attendance for the visitation, mass at St. Bernard’s Church and committal services are required to wear facemasks and to maintain the physical distance requirements.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Monadnock Developmental Services at121 Railroad Street Keene, NH 03431.


  • Monadnock Developmental Services


  • A Celebration of Life

    Monday, October 5, 2020

  • A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, October 5, 2020

  • Burial with committal prayers

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020


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Laura Thompson

October 9, 2020

Dear Patty-You would have been surprised at how frequently you crossed my mind in the years since you and I last worked together, back in 1994...I still chuckle over some of our spats, shared laughter, and conversations, all these years later. You were a true independent spirit, Patty, and I had wondered where you had gotten to over these years. I was startled and saddened to see your obituary, recently, and I will always remember our early morning rides to work in the winter of '94, out and about in the star studded night not yet broken into morning...there was something magical about being the first people in the world awake and about. Rest in Peace, Patty, and job well done. See you on the other side.

Loraine Clark

October 2, 2020

My love and prayers for my cousins on the passing of Patty.
John 14: 1-3 KJV [1] "Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. [2] In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? [3] And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also." Patty is in a beautiful place.

Deborah Mccormack. Marshall

October 1, 2020

My condolences to Patty’s family. She is a great testimony to everyone. Determined to lead a normal life and accomplish many things with her disabilities. God Bless you all.
Debbie Marshall McCormack.

Juanita Maynard

October 1, 2020

Patty was a person who could make you laugh and look at her and not see a thing wrong with her
she was a good active person and had real pride in all she did. loved being at her Sister Junes house loved playing tricks on her and the family. When she was visiting she would come to visit me I will miss those times . my prayers are with you and the whole family.

susan welsh

October 1, 2020

I did not know Patricia but her obituary came up on my facebook with an invitation to leave condolences. I read about you and your life and you sound as if you were a wonderful member of your family and community. Adding much to peoples everyday lives and living your life to the fullest. I know as one of heaven's newest angels you will be watching out for all those you loved so much while you were here.

Darlene Sivret

October 1, 2020

I’m very sorry for your loss.


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