A celebration of life for Patricia “Patty” Ellen Banks-Chester, age 55, of Newark, will be held at a later date.
She passed away June 2, 2018 at the Ohio State University Hospital. She was born on July 14, 1962 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to the Martin F. and Theresa J. (Sullivan) Banks.
Patty was a Physician Center Manager at Licking Memorial Hospital for nearly 14 years. Previously she worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston for many years. She enjoyed taking cruises, particularly to Bermuda. Among the most memorable was a voyage upon the “Majesty of the Seas”, where she met her beloved husband, Thomas J. Chester, whom she married on October 20, 2001. Though she made Ohio her home, Patty often traveled back to Boston and Maine to see family and friends. Patty was generous and intelligent woman with a love for fashion, reading, travel, and canine rescues. She was dedicated to her work, loved to laugh, and was a valued and cherished friend. She found great joy spending time with her husband, as well as her two dogs, Princeton and Charlie.
She is survived by her loving husband; four siblings, Kathleen (John) Collins, Theresa Babin, Martin (Denise) Banks all of Boston, Massachusetts and Maureen (Brian) Banks-Johnson of Berwick, Maine; Nine nieces and nephews, Caitlin (Chad Barker) Collins of Berwick, Maine, Timothy (Katherine) Collins of Miami, Florida, Marc Babin, Christopher Babin, Jacqueline Babin, Kathryn Banks, Amanda Banks, Jessica Banks, all of Boston, Massachusetts and Kevin Banks of Berwick, Maine; three great-nieces and nephews, Arianna, Timothy, and Benjamin.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one dog, Majesty.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Patricia’s name to Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood, Dr, Heath OH 43056; 740-522-PAWS (p)
The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark is assisting the family with arrangements.