- 34 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 28, 1981
- Date of passing: Feb 15, 2016
|You'll have good days and bad days in your life. Don't waste your time tallying them up each week. Give it some time. If you stay upbeat and shrug off what is out of your control, the good days will far outweigh the bad ones|
Patrick did so much more than touch people’s lives, he made them better. He had an uncanny knack for relating to people. His comedic personality drew people to him and his spot on impressions and observations brought smiles and laughter to all who surrounded him. Growing up as the youngest of five, he became the center of his family in the same way that he would grow up to be the life of the party. His charm made him easy to become friends with and people gravitated to him. Those friendships were deeply meaningful, because Patrick was fiercely protective of those he loved and always there to offer support. He taught us to never give up, to stay positive, and to offer help and comfort to others, even when your life is at its most difficult. His intense loyalty to his friends and family made Patrick a trusted friend, brother, son, husband, father, cousin, and co-worker. Patrick found the love of his life in Marybeth and together they welcomed their beautiful miracle, Millie into the world.
We created this site so friends and family can share memories of their time with Patrick. We hope that this site will not only offer those who loved him a space to share the good times but also stir up more laughter in his memory. Millie will grow up surrounded by people whose lives were deeply entwined with Patrick's and his spirit will always be with her. We hope your stories will further enhance her understanding of how truly awesome her dad was. Please use this site to write letters to Millie about her dad; share photos, videos, and stories of your time with Patrick; tell us how Patrick positively impacted your life. Patrick gathered massive crowds in every part of his life, so please be sure to note your connection.
This is a permanent site, so please come back to share and view stories and pictures in the weeks, months, and years ahead. Ultimately, we would like to compile the highlights into a book for his daughter, Millie.
"Because we live in Michigan we didn't get to know Pat well. We were so excited for Marybeth when we heard that she had found "someone!" Knowing MaryBeth since she was born, we knew that Pat had to be someone special! I remember a conversation that Pat and I had around the time that he and MaryBeth were married. I asked him if he had ever been to Ireland and he said "not yet"! I told him how strange it was to walk down the street of some small Irish village and see people that looked just like himself, or just like his brother or his sisters! I guess Irish genes stay strong! I can just picture Pat now, walking down the street in heaven and greeting everyone with his friendly smile and everyone looking happy and familiar...just like long lost relatives...."
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