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Patricia Henshaw


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Patricia Madigan Henshaw

Aug 21, 1927 - May 15, 2016

Patricia Madigan Henshaw of Oakland, CA. died peacefully at home with her family by her side. Pat was born in Oakland, CA to Edward Patrick "Slip" Madigan and Charlotte Kopp Madigan. Pat attended Marylrose Elementary School, Anna Head School, and graduated from Berkeley High School. Pat then went on to attend UC Berkeley and graduated with a BA in History. On June 3rd, 1950 Pat married the love of her life, William G. Henshaw III. They settled in Piedmont, CA. where they raised three children. Pat was a long time member of the Junior League, Piedmont Garden Club, Hoe and Hope, Northern California Chapter of ARCS, Francisca Club, Claremont Country Club and the Oakland Women's Athletic Club. Pat was also a long time Board Member of the De Young Museum and an avid patron of the San Francisco Opera.
Pat was a devout Catholic. She was a talented interior decorator, a creative and skilled gardener, flower arranger and sought-after Flower Show judge. In her spare time she enjoyed playing bridge, tennis [she was on the CCC tennis teams for many years] golf at Glenbrook, Lake Tahoe [Pat was a Paiute golfer] and skiing at Aspen, Colorado. Pat and Bill loved to travel, and they especially enjoyed going to the Hawaiian Islands where they honeymooned in 1950. Pat was an active and energetic parent volunteer, loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter and grandmother. Pat was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bill. Pat is survived by her three children, Julie (Luis) of Oakland, Alla of Pacific Palisades, and Griff of Carlsbad, by grandsons, George, Trevor and William Ponty, and Matthew and William G Henshaw V. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Madigan Graney of Walnut Creek, and her brother, Edward Madigan, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass for Pat will be held on October 7th at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 322 St. James Drive, Piedmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Piedmont Garden Club, www.piedmontgardenclub.org , Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church www.outladyoftahoe.org, or Corpus Christi Catholic Church www.corpuschristipiedmont.org or

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on June 5, 2016
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