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How do you find the words to commemorate the life of a wordsmith? Patrick Lico of Kearny, NJ passed away on March 31, 2021 at the age of 85. He passed peacefully in his sleep at home with loved ones. A former US Army Veteran, he had a successful career as a manager at he Kearny Shop Rite for over 5 decades. Patrick will always be remembered as "The Poetry Man" as his heartfelt compositions touched the lives of nearly every person he came into contact with. For years he also wrote music and lyrics to many songs and performed in a band for several years of his younger adult life.

A Memorial in Pat's honor will be held at All Saints Church - 225 Washington Avenue in Belleville, NJ on Friday May 14th at 10 a.m.  

Posted by Patty Sandle on April 12, 2021
Pat will be missed for his wonderful words as well as connecting a lot of family again. I remember how touched he was when I wrote a poem for him. I shared it in the stories section for all to see. RIP my cousin. We will miss you
Posted by Geraldine DiTommaso on April 6, 2021
So sorry to learn of Pat's passing. As a close cousin of Lucille's, we sat Pat quite often. I have cherished a poem that he wrote about my father. Although we lost touch after Lucille passed, my husband Bob and I will remember him fondly for being kind and funny. He always made us smile. Rest in peace.
Posted by Rose Chiarulli on April 4, 2021
I will miss Pat. He was so nice and always put a smile on my face. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by Jackie Zwingle on April 4, 2021
It was a blessing for me to have had the chance of meeting up with Pat again. He brightened my day with his poetry. I will cherish the time , however brief. As the saying goes, "Out of sight, but never out of mind". Comfort to the loving family. Peace be with you.
Posted by Richard Donato on April 3, 2021
Dear Nicole and Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful father and my dearest friend . He truly was a fabulous human being gifted with musical talent as well as a beautiful man of words and letters expressed in the many many poems he has written. Pat surely deserves the tiltle of " Poetry Man " as their are very few who could come close to his poetic and lyric ability .. However Pat's greatest attribute was his capacity to love and make those around him experience his warmth and compassion and love for them in so many ways .. Pat was my best friend and my lyricist and musical collaborator and some day we will meet in heaven and pick up on our musical collaboration where we left off here on earth . My family and myself love Pat and his family and we pray for all of you at this time of your mourning .
Posted by Rich Polanski on April 3, 2021
I worked for Pat from 71-78 and enjoyed his band take five.
Posted by Richard Fash on April 3, 2021
Our sincere condolences to our cousins. Your father was always fun to see at our Solano/Lico reunions. Always with a guitar and a song or poem. My wife Mary Anne and I are both cousins of Pat. Mary Anne through the Martone side and me through the Lico side. He will be missed.
Posted by John Spressler on April 3, 2021
My life is better for knowing Pat. He was truly a great man and someone I was proud to call my friend. I worked with him at Kearny Shop-Rite years ago and I'll always cherish the good times we had there, but what will always be special to me was my visits to see him and Lucille as we would sit and watch our beloved Yankees and have a drink and dinner and just talk. They were both special people! I'm glad I had the chance to talk to Pat earlier this year and check in on him and see how he was doing. I'll miss him but I know he is finally re-united with his Lucille! My sincere condolences to the family.
Posted by Christine Gemignani on April 3, 2021
What a wonderful and kind man. Every time I came to visit he always told me wonderful things about myself to make me feel good. I always left the room with a smile. Deepest Condolences 
Posted by frank lico on April 3, 2021
I am forever blessed by a father who never left a doubt in my mind that I was loved. I will miss him every day for the rest of my life. His talent was unsurpassed. No one could make me laugh and cry like him. Always in my heart

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Posted by Patty Sandle on April 12, 2021
Pat will be missed for his wonderful words as well as connecting a lot of family again. I remember how touched he was when I wrote a poem for him. I shared it in the stories section for all to see. RIP my cousin. We will miss you
Posted by Geraldine DiTommaso on April 6, 2021
So sorry to learn of Pat's passing. As a close cousin of Lucille's, we sat Pat quite often. I have cherished a poem that he wrote about my father. Although we lost touch after Lucille passed, my husband Bob and I will remember him fondly for being kind and funny. He always made us smile. Rest in peace.
Posted by Rose Chiarulli on April 4, 2021
I will miss Pat. He was so nice and always put a smile on my face. Rest in peace my friend.
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Patrick Lico 1935 - 2021

How do you find the words to commemorate the life of a wordsmith? Patrick Lico of Kearny, NJ passed away on March 31, 2021 at the age of 85. He passed peacefully in his sleep at home with loved ones. A former US Army Veteran, he had a successful career as a manager at he Kearny Shop Rite for over 5 decades. Patrick will always be remembered as "The Poetry Man" as his heartfelt compositions touched the lives of nearly every person he came into contact with. For years he also wrote music and lyrics to many songs and performed in a band for several years of his younger adult life.

A Memorial will be held in his honor on Friday, May 14th at All Saints Church in Belleville
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I'm missing the man with the enormous heart.

Shared by Tom Catucci on April 15, 2021
I knew of Pat Lico before I knew him and I came to know the man in my early adult years.
The first thing I realized about Pat was his genuine warmth toward everyone and his willingness to be a friend.
As we all do, we lost touch for many years and a gap in or friendship occurred, enter Facebook in or about 2019.
At this point I'm in my mid 70's and Pat is 9-10 years my senior, I decided out of nowhere to look for Pat on FB....This was a wonderful New Beginning for the two of us.
I so wish it would have lasted much longer but I'm so, so glad we were able to share so much in the short time we were given.
In conversation I shared my daughters cancer diagnoses with Pat, not more than an hour later there was a beautiful "Poem for Kimberly". Tears? You bet!

Let me cut this story short because I could go on all day about this warm wonderful man whom I am proud to say I Love, and say words I have said once before for one whom I loved that had passed but they are again very fitting here:

Pat Lico, If you knew Pat and didn't love him, YOU DID NOT KNOW HIM. I love you Pat.

A Poem or Patrick

Shared by Patty Sandle on April 3, 2021
Patty was always writing poems for everyone so one day I decided to to write one for him. I’d like to share my post with you all.  RIP my cousin, will miss your words and sharing memories with you. 

Pat. you ave been writing poems for everyone over many years so thought it was about time someone did one for you. I hope you like it.
                                      Patrick Our Poet
Our family has a poet,
I know him as my cousin Pat.
He has been blessed with the gift of words,
And we are all so grateful for that!

So many things he’s written,
With feelings all these years.
Words of joy and happiness,
And of our sorrows, heartaches and fears.

His words are full of meaning,
About our family memories- old and new.
Our family has a poet,
And that poet Patrick- is you!