Patricia Sencabaugh

October 20th, 2014

Patricia E. (Powers) Sencabaugh, fondly known as “Patti” to her family and friends, of Wilmington, formerly of Woburn, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on October 20, 2014, after a lengthy illness; she was 68 years old.

Patti was born on March 3, 1946 in Winchester, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Francis K. and Beatrice F. (Furtaw) Powers. Patti was raised in Woburn and was a graduate of Woburn High School.

Patti married her beloved husband and best friend, Donald A. Sencabaugh, on June 3, 1967; together the couple shared 47 years of marriage. Patti and Donald moved to Wilmington in 1973, where they raised their wonderful family.

Patti was extremely devoted to her family, in fact, when asked; she told everyone that her family was her greatest achievement. Patti was a devoted and loving mother who was always there for her children; she attended countless school and sporting events throughout the years, after all she was their number one fan. Patti was very proud of her children, their accomplishments, and most of all she was proud of the adults that they have grown to be.

When Patti became a grandmother her life became more enriched; her grandchildren were the light of her life. Patti loved to be involved with the grandchildren’s activities; she would play piano and share stories about her love of the White Mountains with Kaitlynne, she fondly enjoyed sharing in Jason’s love of art and nature, watching Jeremy and Gregory play soccer and baseball or listening to their many stories about fishing.

Patti’s true passion was wildlife and being outdoors. She spent much of her retirement in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and she wouldn’t pass up a chance to see where that dirt road would take her. Patti was truly adventurous and loved to photograph anything with fur or feathers.

Patti will be remembered as quite a lady who would do anything for her family and friends; she treated others with kindness, care, and unconditional love. Patti will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

Patti was the beloved wife of Donald A. Sencabaugh, devoted mother of Stephen Sencabaugh & his wife Denise of Tewksbury, Kristen McKenna & her husband Michael of Wilmington, Scott Sencabaugh & his wife Cheryl, Michael Sencabaugh of Wilmington and the late Michelle Sencabaugh, loving grandmother of Jeremy, Gregory, Kaitlynne and Jason, cherished daughter of the late Francis K. and Beatrice F. (Furtaw) Powers, dear sister of John Powers of Scituate and Judith Golden of Woburn.  Patti is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave, (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, October 24th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, October 23rd from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Patricia’s name may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.


16 Entries in Guest Book for “Patricia Sencabaugh”

  1. Sandy (Story) Flemming says:

    To Kristen and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this difficult time.

  2. Lexie says:

    I am so sry for the loss of your Mother,my thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family. Patti was a great friend to me when I needed to talk to her and I am glad that I could make her laugh. She will be missed by all of us.
    Please know that she is always looking down on you and will be forever in your hearts.

  3. Sandra Powers says:

    So sad to know that Patti is not here with us. She was an old childhood friend. I’m so sorry for all of you, you are in my thoughts.


  4. Toni Pakus says:

    Cheryl & Scott,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please let us know if you need anything.

    All our love,
    Toni & Tom

  5. jerri stickler says:

    It’s so hard to think I can’t talk to Patti anymore. She was one wonderful lady and I mean the lady part in the best sense of the word. Sencabaugh’s be proud of that wonderful Wife and Mom. Your loss is heaven’s gain. God Bless

  6. Kristina says:

    This made me so sad, I used to love our little chatt in Fairyland/Facebook. R.I.P lovely lady!

  7. debWI(Barn Buddy) says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I “met” Patti through Saddlebrook Appaloosas Barn Buddy Board. Patti was at the top of my list of internet friends that I really wanted to meet. Now I’ll have to wait to meet her in heaven.
    RIP Patti

  8. Janis V says:

    I am deeply saddened by the news of dear Patti’s passing. Please remember all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending a special hug out to Mike.

  9. Jodi & Larry says:

    To The Sencabaugh Family: Holding You All Very Close To My Heart And In My Prayers, Sending You all Our Deepest Condolences I’m Truly So Very Sorry Patti Was A True God Send To You All And To So Many Of Us We Also Was Truly Blessed To Have Have Her As A Special Friend, I Will Forever Hold Her In My Heart ,, Go spread your wings sweet beautiful sweet angel I love you your friend Jojo!! The Millers . Indiana

  10. Trudy Apicella says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I never met Patti but got to know her through a Facebook garden game. She and I hit it off great. I didn’t realize that she was that sick. My deepest condolences to all of you. There is a beautiful angel looking down at us all!!

  11. Dalene Nickelson says:

    Patti friended me on Facebook/Fairyland game… although we never met face to face… she was the kindest person and so very considerate. I would have liked to have met her, but someday in Heaven. I am sorry for your loss… it sounds like she left a beautiful legacy and many happy memories to hold onto! RIP Patti! God Speed and Love and Light to the family!

  12. Selectman Mike Champoux says:

    To Lt. Scott Sencabaugh and all family and loved ones of Mrs. Sencabaugh. I want to express my and my family’s deepest sympathies to you at this difficult time. We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all

  13. John Reid (AKA The Comcast guy) says:

    Mr.Sencabaugh, Scott (Lt.), Michael, and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are a wonderful family. Stay strong and god bless you all.

  14. Barbara Jeanne (Dulong) Cenedella says:

    So sorry for the loss of Patti. She was a truly nice lady and even though I haven’t talked to her in many years I will miss her.

  15. Craig & Nancy France says:

    Our hearts go out to the Sencabaugh Family, We always looked forward to your visits to the White Mtn’s Patti, you will surely be missed,, Mike and the rest of the Family we send up prayers and positive thoughts to you all,,

  16. rosemary quinlan says:

    I am so sad I new patti from fairy land when I was having a bad day she made it better I could not waite to get up in the moring just to talk I all ways stalked her garden but patti did not minde she wasa bright light in my life god bless I will miss her love you patti

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