Beverly — Patrick J. Henry, 60, loving husband of Kimberly (Jackson) Henry of Beverly, died early on Saturday morning, January 11, 2014.
Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Joseph and Honor (Burke) Henry. Patrick was a communicant of St. James Church, where he also attended elementary school. Patrick graduated from Salem High School, Class of 1971, and Salem State College, Class of 1975, with a degree in political science. He was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Housing Authority, both in Salem and in Wenham, prior to retiring from the Wenham Housing Authority in 2008. A devoted, loving husband and father, family always came first. During the summer, he looked forward to spending time in York, Maine, at Short Sands Beach with his family, watching the waves, while enjoying peanut butter salt-water taffy and a can of Mountain Dew. As a young man, Patrick coached the A.O.H Division 18 Salem Softball Team. He had a passion for classic rock music and was a member of the Salem Drum and Bugle Corps during his teen years. Pat loved cars, specifically Jaguars and Fords. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his wife and children. An adored past time was cheering on his children’s sports teams, as well as enjoying their theatrical performances.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two children, Margaret Henry and Neil Henry both of Beverly; two sisters, twin sister, Honor Marie Ford and her husband, Harry, of Henrietta, N.Y., and Maureen Walden and her husband, Kenny, of Farmington, N.H.; and a large extended family.
He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Henry, husband of Sally (Muse) Henry of Peabody, Mass.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Thursday, January 16, at 10 a.m., in St James Church 156, Federal St., Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be in the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem, on Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Lyme &Tick-Borne Disease Research Center at Columbia University by visiting www. Columbia-Lyme.org–donate.html, or Alzheimer’s Association by visiting www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp. For additional information, or his guest book, please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com