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“To Pat's family, I send my deepest condolences. It is tough to lose a special person in one's family and I wish you all peace and joy in the memory...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Michael Richard - Friend

“Jean, my thoughts and prayers are with you always. My heart breaks for you and your family. May your faith and your loving family continue to keep...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Debbie Reinhart Luciano - MA

“There are no words. This I know for sure. But I dare to share a few:Death Leaves a heartache no on can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal....Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Susan Chanley and family - MA

“Dear Jean Marie and family,I am so sorry to hear of Patrick's passing and know that your hearts must be feeling his loss.Know that he has been...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Marion Haggarty-France - Family


5 of 25 | Posted by: Phillip Diaz - East Boston, MA

“So sorry to hear this sad news. Our prayers are with your whole family. Sending our love. ❤ ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: Doug and Joan (and family) Schmidt - AB

“I remember Patrick as a sweet little boy at the Roosevelt School. When he moved to a different school, it gave me my first experience of saying...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Katherine Daniels - Burlington, VT

“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Patrick. So many memories of his family and the family across the street that I was blessed to be a part of....Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Sally Bettencourt - Lansdale, PA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Little John Casserly - Arlington, MA

“Patrick could talk to anybody. And make them laugh. I saw him at many a party and always felt better after talking to him.A genius with accents,...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Tom Cross - Westford, MA

So Yarmouth, 1974
11 of 25 | Posted by: Tom Cross

So Yarmouth, 1974
12 of 25 | Posted by: Tom Cross

“Hopefully you are resting in peace my friend. Thoughts and prayers to your family, friends, & all those who loved you. You will forever have a place...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Crystal Manning - Rochester, NH

“I am going to miss the late night chats, calls, the laughs, the smiles, all the crazy times we had together. Wish I could have seen you 1 more time...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Crystal Manning - Rochester, NH

“So sad and shocked to hear of Patrick's passing. I recall many fun summers on Cape Cod, family cook-outs and family parties and Patrick ever-ready...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Kelly Cross - Arlington, MA

“My heart skipped a beat as I learned about Patrick's passing. I know that sometimes life was hard for him, but he always had a humorous way of...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Sandra Cavicchi - Orlando, FL

“Patrick was a good a friend. I remember in fifth grade I just moved to moved to Wakefield and he followed me home that is how we met. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear about Patrick's passing. May he rest in Peace.... With love,Lynn and Michael Kennard ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart goes out to the family during this time. Patrick was a sweet and caring guy. May he rest in peace. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Terri Stratoberdha (Bilicki) - MA

“There are no words...he was a great friend and artist, huge heart and one funny guy!! We will all miss you my friend but get the pub ready because we...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Kevin Roche - Somersworth, NH

“My deepest condolences on the passing of Patrick. He was talented in the art of writing and painting, always kind and a fun person to be with. ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Trina S - Moody, ME


22 of 25 | Posted by: Pat's Family

Easter with family
23 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“I am very sorry to hear of Pat's passing. He was a talented artist and kind soul. May he Rest In Peace. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Jenny B - Wakefield, MA

Patrick and I goofing off “Prayers and healing energy to his family and friends. He was a funny guy and fun to hang out with. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Mark Harris - Bow, NH


Patrick Kavanagh, 44, of Wakefield, known to many as "Pat," passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Patrick graduated from Wakefield High School in 1992 and Mass College of Art in 1996. Patrick was known for his quick wit and artistic flair. He was every retail stockroom manager's dream with his tireless work ethic and keen eye for organization. Those who knew Patrick laughed often and could always expect to tuck in for a well-told story complete with dramatic animation and spot-on impersonations. He loved all things art, movies, music and color. He was a voracious reader, occasional writer, and devoted movie fan.

He was the beloved son of Jean (O'Neill) Kavanagh and the late Ronald Kavanagh. Patrick is survived by his sister, Colleen Getty, and her husband George of Wakefield, MA as well as his brother, Ryan Kavanagh, of Salem, MA. Patrick will be sorely missed by his three adoring nieces, Alice, Clara and Madeline and nephew Charles.

Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 11 o'clock. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery Wakefield.

If you would like to honor Patrick—make art and laugh often. Those who knew Pat knew a man who was truly a kid at heart and for that reason we ask that in lieu of flowers you direct any gifts in Patrick's memory to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield, 15 Dale Court, Stoneham, MA 02180 or www.bgcstoneham.org.