Obituary of Patricia Hens-Loretto
Hens-Loretto, Patricia A. (nee Joslyn) December 5, 2018 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved wife of Michael C. Loretto and late Timothy B. Hens; devoted mother of Timothy (Eve) Hens, Christy (David Simoncelli) Widman, and Andrew Hens; loving step-mother of Jennifer (Steve) O’Brien and Amanda (Jeremy) Loretto; cherished grandmother of Erin, Billie, Grant, Nicholas, Grace, Melanie, and Hailey; daughter of the late Robert and Shirley Joslyn; loving sister of Robert (Carol) Joslyn, Kathleen (late Kenneth) Hammond, Richard (Kathleen) Joslyn, Mary (Bob) Van Wey, and Maureen (James) Jablonski; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends received on Friday from 2 – 8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 AM at the St. Francis High School Chapel. Please assemble at the High School. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo or Mercy Flight. Please make online donations and condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
Patricia was an adventurous woman who enjoyed everything that she did. It was often joked that she could have had fun in a closet! However, she preferred being outside, like when she could be bird-watching in her garden. She knew the names of every bird that she saw, and she took joy in meticulously caring for her garden. Patricia loved to travel as well. She had been to Europe over a dozen times, and she visited almost every state in the US. She especially liked going to the beach so she could sit and soak up the sun.
Patricia was practical and organized, which helped her with taking care of her family and her job. In her career, she went from a bank teller to the branch manager. She cared for her customers and her employees, and her kindness helped her become successful.
Patricia was incredibly active, and she loved being on the move. Most of her gym friends were 20 years younger than her, and she could out work them! She loved music, whether it was singing karaoke or dancing up a storm. Her instrument of choice was the tambourine, and she loved to play it.