AUST, Patricia Hinckley
Patricia Hinckley Aust, 69, of Marlborough passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, (June12,2012) after a brief illness. Born in Providence, RI on September 3, 1942, daughter of Charles and Constance Hinckley, she was married to Erich J. Aust for 45 years. The couple lived in Marlborough, for the past 36 years. Pat was a graduate of Hillsdale College, held a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut and also attended St. Andrews University in Scotland. She had a long and disinguished career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, working in protective services, adoption, foster care and other areas. Her last 20 plus years were spent as a Social Worker in the East Hartford school system. She was especially interested in ADD and served on the Connecticut ADD Task Force. She was active in Pat CHADD (Childrean with ADD) and LDA (Learning Disabilities Association) durinf her career. Pat was also an accomplished writer. She published two books of young adult fiction and a third was accepted for publication at the time of her death. After retirement in 2002 she continued her writing and activities with LDA. She also volunteered at Interval House where she became especially interested in domestic violence issues. She started an internet blog on the subject which has followings from many different countries. Besides her loving husband, Erich, she is survived by her daughter Laura Aust Olkin of Windham, her son Paul J. Aust of New York, NY; her sister Priscilla Carroll of Andover, her brother Charles Hinckley of Milford, Robert Hinckley of Woodbury; as well as sisters-in-law Martha DiMezza of Rhode Island, Nancy Aust of Plantsville, and Kathy Hinckley of Woodbury. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews; as well as a host of friends and co-workers who loved her dearly.
Calling hours will be from 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, June 15 at the Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, June 16 at the Marlborough Congregational Church, 35 South Main St., Marlborough, CT. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to LDA or the American Cancer Society. For tributes, online condolences or directions, please visit www.glastonburyfuneral.com