Thomas Henning Jr., 51, of Ludlow

Thomas Henning Jr. of Ludlow passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at 51 years of age.

Thomas was born in Athens, Greece, on July 10, 1970, to Joanna and Thomas Henning. At 4 months old, he moved to the United States with his mother, while his father finished out his tour in Vietnam. The family made their way to New Hampshire, then Vermont, expanding to include three more boys.

After graduating college with a degree in liberal arts, Thomas moved to New York City to pursue his dreams. He spent most of his professional career working for non-profits, raising money and awareness for causes in which he passionately believed in,  ultimately making his way back home and most recently working for the Farm & Wilderness Camp in Plymouth.

“Fiercely loyal” are the words that immediately come to mind when describing Thomas. The very
essence of Thomas’s character was to be there for family and friends … EVERY SINGLE TIME. He
practiced an unparalleled level of self-discipline and accountability to ensure his best self and
strength was readily available whenever a loved one was in need.

He was literally “the fixer” of the family, the one who would manage through any difficult tasks in every situation to alleviate as much pain as he could, by taking it upon himself. As we sit here trying to write his obituary, we desperately ache for his love, guidance and support. Even this, he would have done for us, if he had been given the opportunity.

Those who sincerely loved Thomas and shared in his life, knew he was nothing short of a HERO.
An extraordinary man who set the bar for all. His unwavering love, loyalty and support has influenced so many people, and has brought peace and security to lives when it was most needed.

Thomas is survived by his mother, Joanna Henning of Chester; his brother Micheal Henning (Jenny) and nephews Sotirios and Andreas, of Winhall; his brother Nicholas Henning of Rutland; and many beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Sam and his father Thomas Henning Sr.

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A Celebration of Life will be planned in the spring.

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  1. Haley Rice says:

    Though I only knew Thomas briefly, I was impressed by his intelligence, warmth and incredible work ethic. He was a gem. My deepest sympathies to his family.

  2. Mary Putnam says:

    Our deepest condolences to Joanna, Mike, Nick and all Tom’s family and friends. Tom was a very special person with a boundless love. It was a privilege to have known him.
    With sincere sympathies,
    Richard and Mary Putnam

  3. Kelly Stettner says:

    I am so terribly shocked and saddened to hear of Thomas’ passing, and extend my sincerest condolences and sympathies to his family and loved ones. I worked with him at PVC and he always brought a smile to my face with his warmth and cheery nature, and his commitment to his work. Thomas will be sorely missed.

  4. Sheila Plumb says:

    Dear Joanna. So sorry for your loss. Condolences to all the family.

  5. Sharon Jonynas says:

    We are so saddened to hear this news. Our hearts go out to Joanna and the two remaining boys and their families. This is too much heartbreak for one family. Deepest condolences.

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