Patricia J. Kovacs

Written by Estero Bay News

May 19, 2023

Patricia J. Kovacs, 78, of Henniker, New Hampshire passed away peacefully at Hillsboro House in Hillsborough, NH on April 1, 2023. Patricia was born in Trenton, New Jersey. She was the only child of Elizabeth and Joseph Kovacs. 

Patricia earned her Bachelors of Science at New Hampshire College and a Masters of Science in community economic development at SNHU. She worked 20 years for the State of New Hampshire as a social worker, first in the Department of Health and Human Services and later for the Department of Corrections, eventually retiring in 1995. 

Patricia was always willing to help others throughout her life. She assisted her parents, her children and her grandchildren when they needed help along the way. She aided the elderly in her community with rides, shopping, housekeeping and companionship. Patricia loved her dogs Herkimer, Markus, and Scruffy. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and traveling with her husband Lee. She especially relished the time spent with her grandchildren. 

She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Patricia is survived by her current husband Lee Martin, her former husband William F. Griggs, her sons Michael Griggs, Francis Griggs, her grandchildren Cody Griggs, Mason and Sadie Griggs, Tristan and Leah Green, her son Thomas Griggs and his wife Laurie Cass-Griggs and their children Noah Cass, Chloe Griggs, her step-son, Lee J. Martin, his wife Heather R. Rosenbleeth and their children Ronnie and Carmella. 

For those who wish to make a memorial contribution in Patricia’s honor, please consider donating to the American Heart Association.

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