September 10, 2021
Henry, Patricia B. (née Forkan) of River Edge, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 10, 2021, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife for 54 years of the deceased John “Andy” Henry. Loving mother of Andrew of Caldwell; Patrick and his wife Theresa of Hillsdale; Walter and his wife Ilze of Spring Lake Heights; and Theresa Marie of Hoboken. Devoted grandmother to Declan, Fintan and Ciaran. Survived by her sisters Christine Weighill of Manchester, England, Josephine McGeever of Auckland, New Zealand, Anne Williams of Liverpool, England and her many loved nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren as well as her in-laws both here and abroad. She is predeceased by her parents Patrick and Mary Forkan, sister Mary Gallagher, brothers John Forkan, Thomas Forkan, Joseph Forkan, Gerald Forkan and Val Forkan. Patricia emigrated as a young woman to the United States in 1954 from Midfield, County Mayo, Ireland following her sister Mary. She embraced and loved her new country while never forgetting her Irish roots. She had a career with Blue Cross Blue Shield in NYC before she met and married John A. Henry. They moved to River Edge in 1972 where they raised their four children. She was a long time devoted parishioner of St Peter the Apostle Church in River Edge and was the crossing guard at St Peter’s Academy for over 40 years. In her retirement, she loved to travel the US and make frequent trips back home to Ireland including in July of this summer. Visitation Sunday from 4-8pm at the Volk Leber Funeral Home, 268 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell. Catholic Funeral Mass at 10:00AM Monday September 13th at St. Peter the Apostle church in River Edge. Burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.
Henry, Patricia B. (née Forkan) of River Edge, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 10, 2021, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife for 54 years of the deceased John “Andy” Henry. Loving mother of Andrew of... View Obituary & Service Information
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