Born, raised and educated in Union City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Owen and Alexandra (Zapolska) McGuirl and a 1953 graduate of St. Michael's in Union City.
Mrs. Henning was a substitute teacher in Marlborough and Hudson public schools for many years. A member of the Senior Strutters Theatre Group in Sudbury, she enjoyed flowers, traveling, reading, but more than anything, she loved being with her family and friends. Spending time with her grandchildren brought her the greatest joy. She welcomed everyone to her home and her life. Her grace touched everyone she knew.
Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Patricia M. Turner and her husband Stephen of Marlborough, Susan Glynn and her husband Thomas of Marblehead, and June-Rae and her husband Tage of Framingham; eight grandchildren, James and Kayleigh, Victoria, Emma and Sean, Tage, Tyler and Ava; a brother, Owen McGuirl of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Theresa Ciemiecki of Jersey City, N.J. and many nieces and nephews. Her brother, Bernard McGuirl, predeceased her.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m., at St. Matthias Church, Hemenway St., Marlborough. Burial will be private. The Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home of Marlborough is assisting with arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
All are invited to share their memories of Mrs. Henning at www.CollinsFuneral.com.