Photo
Share
Patrick Maguire

Patrick Maguire

September 27th, 1988 - November 20th, 2021

"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count; it's the life in your years".

Biography


To say Patrick's life was "well lived" is an extreme understatement. Passion, vigor and creativity fueled his life on Earth - he created his own path. One filed with travel, art and adventure alongside family and friends. Patrick's interests led him through many roads - from Detroit, Grand Rapids, Philladelphia and most recently to his farm in Howell, MI. Patrick spent his last year researching and planting a worldclass organic vegtable garden - as well as raising chickens. Nothing brought him more joy than enjoying the profits of his labor and work with his loved ones.


Patrick is survived by his best friends/family; Laika, Joel/Ann, Andrew/Christin, Mark/Bridget/Jonah/Colette, Ben/Lauren/Ramona.... and countless friends that have been positively impacted by knowing and loving Patrick.


A selfless man to the end - his presence and touch felt by all those who crossed his path. His Family and friends celebrate his legacy.

Read More 

Family

About

Name Patrick Maguire
Date of Birth September 27th, 1988
Date of Death November 20th, 2021
Home Town Dearborn, MI, US 
Other City Philadelphia, PA, US 
Interests Fine Art Painting, Farming, Woodworking, Building, Music, Animals, Travel, Exploring
In Memoriam Donation Forgotten Harvest Farms
In Memoriam Donation Institute of Contemporary Art Philladephia
Milestone

Milestones

2006 - 2011 Aquinas College, Bachelor of Fine Arts
2010 - 2021 Artist/Educator/Farmer, Self-Employed
2011 - 2013 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts

Error

photo
Characters: 6000

Sign in to Keeper:

photo
Characters: 6000

Send as Guest:

Tributes



Flag Post

published a comment .

Read More 

Flag Post
P

Pat published a tribute .

Happy birthday Pattyboy!! You are alive in our hearts and we miss you tons.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann published a comment .

Thanks for making his birthday so special! What a great surprise! He loved it!❤️

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
P

Pat Perry published a tribute .

Here’s Pat pulling us all on a tractor ride to the cider mill last year. Closest he came to fully enacting his idea of a “hootin hollerin haunted halloween howell hayride ho-down!”

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann Maguire published a comment .

He looked forward to that day for so long. He really enjoyed it. So glad you could be part of that experience.

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
P

Pat P published a tribute .

Here's one from about a year ago of Pattyboy trolling Roger after he fell asleep on the couch.

Sorry Rog!

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
P

Pat P published a tribute .

Pat getting Ice Cream at Jone's in Baldwin last May with Laika and our friend Will.

The night before, Pat and I crashed a college house party at one of the old houses in Eastown where we used to go to parties during college. All the younger college kids didn't even notice that these to random guys (Pat and I) were just hanging out in their crowded kitchen.

Pat just kept opening all the cupboards and asking, or shouting over the dance music, "Where's all the healthy snacks?! Don't they have any heeeeallllthy snacks?! I wish they're were more healthy snacks here!" The bit lasted for, as is the norm with Pat's bits, a long while. The college jocks didn't appreciate Pat's absurdist performance as much as I did. One other nerdy kid in the corner of the kitchen was also laughing.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann published a comment .

Hahahha Love this! Thanks for celebrating Patrick’s free spirit!

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
M

Megan Biddle published a tribute .

I got to know Pat the last couple years he lived in Philly. He had a kindness, warmth and spirit that you don’t find everyday. Our lives crossed paths in art, at work and later health.

When I was diagnosed with cancer, I reached out to Pat, he had just moved back to Howell. I couldn’t believe how much he had been through and how positive his outlook was. His courage and spirit has and will always serve as deep inspiration for me. I am honored to have known and heartbroken for the loss such a magnificent human.
My heart goes out to his family and army of friends who who loved and cherished Pat<3

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann Maguire published a comment .

Thank you, Megan. We hope you are well. I know Patrick enjoyed seeing you at oxbow last summer. I’m happy you had the chance to visit with him. Patrick had the gift of providing incredible warmth and support when people needed it most. We miss him so very much! Thank you for sharing your memories.

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
C

Christy & Eric Conn published a tribute .

So very sad to hear of Pat's passing. While we only knew him a short time, he was always kind and compassionate, caring for others. We feel honored to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann Maguire published a comment .

Hi Christy and Eric,
We just found your note in the egg fridge. How kind of you to reach out. We continue to struggle with Patricks death. It’s so hard to not have him in our lives. He loved his little farm and his farm house, and they remain filled with his dreams and visions of fixing up the house and barn, growing more vegetables and flowers…and the chickens. Thank you for your kindness towards him. He spoke highly of your efforts with the community and our state. He was a smart, passionate young man who loved people and life, and touched so many lives, as you can see through these posts. He is missed.

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
C

Cam Dedes published a tribute .

We would call him Mad Dog Pat because of his tenacity on a skateboard. He had it in life also, and I admired his will and fight to live.

So glad to have reconnected with him in this last year. I always enjoyed the many wonderful dinners I had with him and his family. Love ya Pat.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann Maguire published a comment .

Thanks Cam! He loved hanging with you, your mom and dad, AND the amazing surprise of being treated by your sister at U of M. You all brought him such comfort and love. I’m so glad you were able to skateboard together this summer. It meant the world to him and brought him such joy. Thanks for being part of his life! ❤️

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
N

Neal Paustian published a tribute .

Love ya Patty. Rest well my friend.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann published a comment .

Neal, Patrick loved spending time with you and learning glass blowing. We cherish all of the glass work he shared with us. Thank you for your friendship and support.

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
E

Eric Schultz published a tribute .

Nancy and I thank Ann, Joel and the entire Maguire family for sharing Patrick with us over the years. Patrick made everyone a better person - just by knowing him and sharing time with him. It was certainly our pleasure. We have been fortunate to have known Patrick. We also know that Patrick is fortunate to be in the Maguire family - such a wonderful, warm, admirable family... every one of them. Thank you so much. We love you.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann published a comment .

Thank you Eric and Nancy. It meant so much to have you here with us to honor Patrick’s life. He definitely had dads ability to listen to people, love people genuinely, and hold them close to his heart. ❤️

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
T

The Juenemann Family published a tribute .

This past Thanksgiving as we sat around the table, we spoke of being thankful for Patrick and your family. His perseverance in sticking with a job till the end (chopping a tree branch during an entire scout event) to smiling through the white water adventure and steering this sailboat with happiness. He left a mark in all of us that will live on. Sending our love, Jeff, Linda, David and Kristin Juenemann

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann Maguire published a comment .

Thank you. He loved life and all its adventures, big and small. We are devastated, but hold his spirit in our hearts. We miss him beyond belief. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and love.

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
B

Brett Ernest published a tribute .

Our family is very sorry for the passing of Patrick.
Your son and family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I can see he lived an amazing life, and is loved by many. I work with Eric whom is also a dear friend to me. I did not know Patrick directly, but Eric always spoke highly of him, and I can see how truly proud he was of his nephew Patrick.
With our deepest respects.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann Maguire published a comment .

Thank you. He was a gem!

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
P

Paul Swenbeck published a tribute .

I love Pat so much, here is a picture of him at the Cherry Blossom festival in Philly. My heart goes out to everyone that has met him, the loss is immeasurable. The love he gave back was the best gift.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
J

Jimmy Mitsch published a tribute .

I knew pat in college, and my God, what an amazing person to be around. He had an infectious smile and happy attitude that had people wanting to be around him. He always was so much fun. And he loved being around the people he called friends. I was fortunate enough to be one of those people. Pat really helped me through some hard times in college, and I will forever be grateful that I had the opportunity to call him my friend. I'll miss you Patrick.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
T

Trey Conner published a tribute .

I had the great pleasure of meeting Pat in college while in Grand Rapids. As I sit here and to write- it’s very difficult to explain in words how wonderful he was to be around! Pat and I had many great memories from college but all I can say he was a great,kind, and amazing person. I am blessed to have known him and been able to call him a friend.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
B

Barbara Wiggins published a tribute .

You were a standout amongst all the students I knew in 27 years of teaching. You had the best heart, the best smile and the best attitude towards life. You will never be forgotten by all the people you touched. Your passing is a loss to the world.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
N

Nick Solanick published a tribute .

One of many for Pat, as usual.

Pat and my Dad on Kent Lake.

Read More 

 2 


Flag Post
J

Joel Maguire published a comment .

Nick- I wonder if they managed to snag a sail boat…. Like on one of your previous adventures?

Read More 


Flag Post
N

Nick Solanick published a comment .

I did snag a sailboat. No luck bringing that one home had to cut’r loose.

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
S

Sandra Gonzalez published a tribute .

Your kind spirit will be dearly missed, I still remember how everyone danced at the PAFA Winter dance. I always loved your paintings, Rest In Peace Pat

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
R

Robert Chaney published a tribute .

Pat was and is such an important part of our lives.

When my boys were little and had to come to ICA with me, Pat was the one spinning them in chairs and catapulting them down the ramp on dollies. They always knew if Pat was there, they wouldn't be bored.

When I was scrambling to finish my son's elephant trunk for Halloween, Pat made a much better snout than I ever would have.

Pat was always the first over to race slot cars. We would play records of drag races while we raced. I told my wife Ellen this set was for the boys, but it was really for Pat and me.

He was there for our first annual third-floor pumpkin toss. We weren't really trying to hit him.

When I went to auto shows with my father, Pat was always the first one I would text with car photos.

We have so many Pat things in our house: a beautiful glass he had blown, an incredibly crafted wooden box, a toy boat that floats and puffs real smoke, and an awesome painting.

The best time I had during the Pandemic was grocery shopping for Pat each week. My son Theo got such a laugh from Pat and I bickering over accepting cash for the groceries. He put cash under our windshield wiper once. I turned them on as I drove off.

I'm not sure my boys realize what it means when someone passes. Maybe that's for the best for now. We will always miss his kindness and humor.

Love, Robert

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann published a comment .

Robert, he loved you and your family so much. You all brought such joy to him, whether it was the putt-putt boat or slot cars, or talking with your dad, it all made him happy. It’s clear the feelings were mutual!

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
A

Adam Lovitz published a tribute .

Pat was a friend from school, that quickly turned brother post-school. We collaborated on many art shows, which was really an excuse to hang out as much as possible. We pushed one another to make our own best work, but when our creative impulses merged, thats where the true magic happened. His spirit is so vibrant, and I know I will feel his charge for the rest of my life. In this past decade of knowing Pat, I gained a brother and role model. Boundless love for this beautiful human.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
A

Aunt Laurie published a tribute .

Patrick, you left a legacy of love that will always be an inspiration to me. Your ability to live your life with joy while battling stage 4 cancer was especially inspiring. You will always be in my heart and I will miss you until we meet again. Rest in peace, sweet Patrick.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
M

Maren Spolum published a tribute .

I’d been chatting with Pat for a bit but we finally met up on my birthday in August. Later I would tell him that he was the best present I’d ever received. Not only was it true, and wildly cheesy, but sharing sweet sentiments with Pat was so joyful because when you reached his heart just so, he would let out a gleeful little noise. god he was sweet and caring and so tender.

Pat was the first man I took delight in wooing. I cut a bunch of gladiolas from my garden and brought them out to the farm. He was so touched he’d send pictures of them eating dinner together. funny, quick witted and cheeky. A few days later we were at rose and pat p’s pig roast in Detroit. It was clear in meeting all of patty boy’s buddies and hearing all the stories they dished about p-man, just how much they loved him. later that night after taking in so much sun and cider, pig and punk bands, pat said he was getting tired and asked if I wanted to head home or crash in the trailer. I turned to him and smiled, and we pulled our knees up behind each others backs, wrapped our arms around one other, and kissed under the twinkling lights, amidst the whirl of people dancing around us. It was electric. It was perfect. He was perfect.

I’m so grateful I got to love Pat and be loved by Pat. The morning after the pig roast we were cuddled up, and he started sharing all these little things he noticed and appreciated about me, and then he whispered, where did you come from? and looked at me joyfully mystified. I blushed and shared all the little moments that made me sweet on him, and whispered, where did *you* come from? patty boy smirked and tried to claim he was an alien. and I might have believed him as the morning sun was streaming in behind him, making his hair look like a fiery red halo, but I could feel that he was really salt of the earth. that he came from ann and joel, andrew and the twins, nieces and nephews, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and so so so many beloved friends and artists. Loving pat meant loving his community and the achingly beautiful tributes to him make me feel more connected to a constellation of incredible humans.

There were walks around his land, hellos to the ladies, strolls to our secret field of golden rod, and lots of strategizing to get laika and daisy to the point of tolerating one another. The day the stars aligned and we all curled up on the couch together, he triumphantly proclaimed he was surrounded by “all my girls”, and my heart expanded into my entire chest relishing and reveling in our cozy pack.

Pat, I’d never experienced a love like yours. It was so honest and genuine that I felt secure in it, I trusted it. You taught me what it was to hold boundaries so that you could balance your love for yourself, for your friends and family, for your commitments to the land, laika, your home, and for me. You were so grounded in self; courageous and principled and vulnerable. And I so wanted to be there with you that I was finally willing to sit with and shed some deeply held fears so that I could be seen and loved in my totality. You saw magic in the world and in others and then you patiently sat with us and loved us until we saw it too.

I’m dreaming of your wild and wondrous heart. I miss you so much. I love you Pat. And love to all the stars in his constellation.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
J

Joel Maguire published a comment .

Aww, gosh, powerful words/feelings/ and insight about a special soul we are simultaneously happy to have shared and broken to have lost….

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
A

Aunt Judy published a tribute .

We were so fortunate when Ann agreed to take care of Erik as a baby when I worked. Erik was accepted by the boys as their “5th brother”. During this time, I got to know Patrick and all the boys. What a beautiful family for Erik to be included in. Patrick took a special interest in Erik and Erik adored him. We all did.

Patrick’s infectious smile and positive attitude were evident from the time he was a child. As Patrick grew up, these traits served him well as he overcame any adversity. When Patrick learned he had dyslexia, he had to attend Eton Academy to learn to manage life with dyslexia. He tackled this obstacle with his characteristic determination. During his time at Eton, he would sometimes come to our house after school. We would sit in the kitchen sharing a snack and some laughs. Not many teenagers would want to sit around chatting with their Aunt. I treasure those moments.

We got to know him even more when he came skiing with us in Colorado so Erik would have a buddy to ski with. Patrick was an amazing skiier and even broke the course slalom record but he’d patiently wait to ski with his younger cousin and never made Erik feel he was holding Patrick back. In typical Patrick fashion, he’d take part in silly skiing games and made the trip so much fun. He even retrieved the ski pole Erik dropped from the chairlift by skiing down a double black diamond slope to get it!

Patrick, we will treasure these special memories of you and many more. You enriched our lives and we will always love you.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
A

Aliese published a tribute .

Oh Pat, you were such a treasure, and I feel lucky that our paths crossed 10 years ago in Philly. Such talent, curiosity, and radiant spirit! Your happy mood was infectious, and you are dearly loved and missed.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
T

The Giannini Family published a tribute .

We were very privileged to have Pat as an honorary member of our family—he was a talented artist and an admirable young man of fine character. We’ll never forget his friendly charm, kind spirit, and silly jokes.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
J

Joel Maguire published a comment .

Giannini Family- Patrick would be pleased to be an honorary member. So glad you had a connection.

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
A

Aunt Mary published a tribute .

Patrick indeed gave life to everything and everyone he touched, even an old car that should have been lost. We were able to enjoy an extra connection with Patrick these past few years when he wound up with our car, years after we turned it in, across states, against all odds. While it wasn’t the miracle we had so prayed for, it was a miracle and we feel comforted knowing that our old car brought him joy when he needed it. I always immediately stopped what I was doing when I received a message from Patrick, proudly showing us a newly washed and waxed car, showing it loaded up as it drove out of Philly, showing us pictures of him coasting at 65, always telling me how happy it made him. While our family’s connection with Patrick goes far deeper than this old car, we feel lucky to have shared that extra piece of joy with him.

You are forever our Jetta boy Patrick, and so very much more. There is a bonus easter egg with your name on it in heaven.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
P

Patrick Deneau published a tribute .

Our daughter Isla looking at a picture of her and “uncle patch”. Patty boy was a brother to me and brought so much warmth into our lives. Isla loved him and how fun he was to be around. He continues to make us smile today and forever. Miss ya bro! Keep on shining.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
A

Aunt Nancy published a tribute .

For the past few days, I have searched for the appropriate words. It has been a fruitless pursuit. I have come to the realization that there are no words or gestures that are right for something that is so wrong.

I have enjoyed and been comforted by other’s memories and stories of Patrick. There has been a consistent theme … Patrick brought light and joy to everyone in good times and in bad. A situation that exemplified this was at his grandfather’s funeral 5 years ago – just weeks before his cancer diagnosis. We were seated in the pews of St. Anselm’s waiting for the mass to begin. The mood was characteristically somber … until Pat arrived on the scene. He spotted and greeted his distant cousins from Massachusetts with his huge characteristic smile and a warm embrace. His presence and genuine spirit lifted our own spirits immediately. It had been several years since the cousins had crossed paths. But time and distance did not diminish the mutual love that they held for each other. And it never will.

Love and kindness have always been the foundation of the Maguire family. It has been fully on display over the past 5 years as Joel, Ann and the brothers supported and cared for Patrick. Their love, commitment and selflessness are inspirational.

Patrick lit up this world with his positive nature and zest for life … and his trademark grin

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Aunt Nancy published a comment .

Oops … the conclusion of my post was truncated …

Patrick is now making heaven even brighter.

We love and miss you, Patrick. Please say hi to your grandpas for us!

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
B

Bridget Maguire published a tribute .

Patrick far exceeded any expectations we had as an uncle to our children. Jonah and Colette just basked in his presence while he sat with them, read to them and made them laugh. He came to visit us twice this past year and during his stay we did more in 48 hours than we had in months. Patrick wanted to do it all… and he did. He climbed up the sand dunes with Jonah on his shoulders, found all the Petoskey stones and helped us hussle everyone into the car to catch the sunset. The last time I was able to spend time with Patrick, our conversation ended in him comforting me and encouraging me. So many conversations with Patrick were like that now that I think back. He was an incredible listener and selfless even on his hardest days and during his last days. Patrick was an incredible person and I am so thankful I was able to know his love and see his beautiful impact on all he encountered.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post

Laura Giannini published a tribute .

the homestead <3

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann published a comment .

He loved his farm!

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
D

Dean Tracy published a tribute .

I will miss you Patrick. You were a gentleman with a big and gracious heart. As Godfather to Clare, you taught her qualities that will last for her lifetime and beyond. You enjoyed life as it should be. Attached are pics of Patrick teaching Clare how to drive his tracker, and Clare teaching Patrick how to drive her race kart. I don’t think you were listening though, you set track record of first and only black flag during practice! You were flying, I shall never forget. Rest In Peace Patrick, the Lord has plans for great souls like yours.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post

Andrew Maguire published a comment .

I never heard that story! Awesome. He was so proud to be Clare’s godfather and friend. Thanks for holding him close

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
P

Pete Mcdaniel published a tribute .

Pat met up with us on a camping trip in July 2021

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post

Andrew Maguire published a comment .

Was a great trip for his soul! The lake and some close buddies always the answer!

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
N

Nick Solanick published a tribute .

A kindred spirit. I love you Pat.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post

Andrew Maguire published a comment .

Sharp looking fella. Cast a few fishing lines with pops for him!

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
J

Joel Maguire published a tribute .

… so many thoughts. Yet none of them seem to say enough.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post

Juliette Laliberte published a comment .

I don't think I will ever be able to find the words to sum up all that Pat stood for. Humble, sincere, witty, warmhearted, dedicated, pasionate. The list just goes on and on. The reoccuring theme I have heard from students who knew him was kind. His kindness shone out of him even in his teens. You raised an incredible young man who touched the hearts of so many of us. My love goes out to you and Ann.

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
P

Pete Mcdaniel published a tribute .

Pat jumping into the bushes at a Moped Army rally party in Ann Arbor - around 2009. I feel this photo embraces his true energy. Fearless, a prankster, and always ready to send it. Such an easy going, talented guy and a true friend.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
A

Amy Cousins published a tribute .

Pat and I worked together at Tyler and he was such a generous, warm, and hilarious person. My partner and I got to see him at his farmhouse on our way to the UP last year and I loved seeing him in his element. Love you and miss you bud

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
J

Jason Susick published a tribute .

Looking through old photos, I remembered every Friday Pat would send me a picture of his feet crossed and posted up with a caption “TGIF”. It became a tradition every Friday. Pat always kept in touch and made an effort to hang out every time he was back in Michigan. Pat was an inspiration for me to become an Eagle Scout; he made it look cool! Pat eagerly helped me get a job at Charley’s. He was a selfless person. Watching Pat work with his hands was a thing of beauty. I loved the way he did everything with finesse; anything he did he looked like a seasoned vet doing it.

Pat, I cherish all our memories and the lessons you taught. Thank you for poking fun in the loving way you did. Thank you for showing me how to be a better person. I miss you. Love you Pat.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post

Flag Post
A

Ann Maguire published a comment .

Laura, these are great pics. Thank you! We were all happy you were able to visit over the summer, spend time with Patty Boy, and help out with the farm. Thanks for the wonderful tribute to Patrick. ❤️❤️❤️

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
S

Sharon Sandberg Kerr published a tribute .

It breaks my heart to learn of Patrick's passing. He was my student at AQ in painting and I was so proud of him. My last memory of him was over a bowl of Udon in GR when he had his post MFA exhibition as a returning alum back at Aquinas. Now, such a sweet memory tinged with something akin to gratitude mixed with sadness at the brevity of his life. Much respect to you, Patric.....Sharon

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post

Andrew Maguire published a comment .

Thank you Sharon - Huge thanks to you and the professors at AQ for nurturing Patrick's love for art and painting. The arts really shaped him as an adult and provided so much purpose and passion for him to build his career and life beyond AQ/Grand Rapids. We're so lucky to have Patrick's artwork to live on as his physical presence.

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post

Laura Giannini published a tribute .

There are so any amazing photos and memories of Patrick out there! Here he is testing out the role of Farmer Pat before he made the move back to Michigan.
I am immensely thankful and proud that we were able to grow our friendship and love for each other stronger and deeper every day, even after the end of our romantic relationship. I learned so much from him and I feel as though I have lost a part of myself. He continues to live in my heart and the hearts of all of those who knew him.
I Love you, Pat <3

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
J

Joel published a comment .

Laura,
Lovely thoughts.

Joel

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
A

Ann Marie Tracy published a tribute .

While I have many memories of Patrick, one of my latest and perhaps favorites is when I visited him most recently. It defines what it means to have had Patrick in my life. Patrick walked out of his house to meet me and threw his arms around me and hugged me with his one of his Patrick hugs. He stated in my ear- “The sun is out, you’re here, I’m happy.” For me, the rest of the world faded away and I was on “Patrick time.”
So now- How do you pay tribute to a man who has been larger than life to you? To love and be loved by Patrick has been a privilege that I know many of us share. It is to experience the purist form of love- simple, natural and uninhibited.
I cannot think of a better Godson or Godfather for myself and Clare. He had a way of loving on us and sharing his time like no other person I know.
Over the last 5-ish years, he has taught us all how to face obstacles. In true Patrick beauty- cancer may have effected his body but not his spirit- his soul- his essence. I’m positive that he has inspired others along their own terrible journeys to fight harder, to engage more completely with life, to be creative or seek our passions and most of all just to love.
I guess the best way to pay tribute and to honor Patrick moving forward is to love each other as he did- simply, naturally and uninhibited.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
J

Joel published a comment .

So nice

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
J

Jacintha Kruc published a tribute .

Always witty, silly, and good-hearted. Holding to many beautiful memories with you Pat. Love for you always and forever.

Read More 

 2 


Flag Post
L

Laurie Wick published a comment .

My first memory of Pat was when my daughter Ashley was 1st year of PAFA masters 2011 and she sent me a cute picture of Pat & her at the Christmas Village. Got it know Pat better when we visited and he joined us for Easter Dinner and wedding. He was such a sweet guy that touched hearts of all he met. I’m so happy I had the privilege of knowing him. He will be very missed, but never forgotten.

Read More 


Flag Post
R

Rose And Tom Wilkerwicz published a comment .

Aunt Rose and Uncle Tom, We have so many wonderful memories of our time at the lake. Even then we could see that there was something special about Patrick. He moved many people by his wonderful personality. We’re so proud to have Pat in our family. All our love and prayers to Anne and Joel and all the family

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
P

Pat Perry published a tribute .

Pattyboy at Rainbow Lake ~2011

Read More 

 3 


Flag Post
P

Paul Swenbeck published a comment .

Now that is a handsome as it gets

Read More 


Flag Post

Andrew Maguire published a comment .

Blue steel!

Read More 


Flag Post

Laura Giannini published a comment .

<3! This is the pic I used to peep on facebook when I was crushing on him ;) ...Still makes me blush <3

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
A

Ashley Wick published a tribute .

I love you, Pat.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann Maguire published a comment .

Ashley, I’m so happy he was able to meet Tilde and spend a few days with you. It brought him such joy. He was so so sick, but that didn’t stop him from spending time with you. He cherished your friendship. Thanks for proving such warmth and love in his life. ❤️❤️❤️

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
B

Brian Carroll published a tribute .

Thank you Pat for so many amazing memories over these years. Thank you for always being such an incredible friend to me. You were always filled with so much love and joy. I love you so much Pat.

Read More 

 2 


Flag Post

Andrew Maguire published a comment .

Thanks Brian - Pat was so bummed to miss your wedding but was there in spirit. Thanks for being such a great friend and keeping in touch throughout. Much love!

Read More 


Flag Post
A

Ann Maguire published a comment .

Thank you Brian. Patrick was bummed to miss your wedding, but as we sat in the hospital on your wedding day, he said, “well I guess I made the right call on the wedding” I hope it went well!

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
B

Becky Suss published a tribute .

We love Pat so much, and we are so lucky that he loved us too, especially Sid

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann Maguire published a comment .

Yes he did!!!

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post

Pat Perry published a tribute .

P-man painting the chicken sign, Spring 2021.

Read More 

 2 


Flag Post

Andrew Maguire published a comment .

What a treasure - so cool.

Read More 


Flag Post
A

Ann Maguire published a comment .

That chicken sign brought him pure joy and pride, not to mention lots of sales. Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful experiences with Patrick. He truly enjoyed them all. We will be in touch soon!

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
J

Juliette Laliberte published a tribute .

My heart is broken at the passing of Pat. He was a part of my Homeroom of 8 kids for so many years in Michigan becoming one of my own children before I had my own. His smile lit up the room, he had a brilliant sense of humour and showed compassion and kindness, always thinking of others. When I left Eton Academy he made me this card. Warms my heart that I still have an original 'Patty Cake' piece of art. 

In later years, as he followed his passion in art and grew into a man, all his warmth, humour, strength and kindness never left him. A surprise in the post several years on was a 2 page letter from him thanking me for all I had done for him. The reality was he did far more for me as a teacher.

Over the years we kept in touch. My own boys grew up knowing of him  and I told them how lucky I would be if they turned out to be anything like him. We formed a firm friendship and helped each other through the ups and downs of life.

In the last 5 years he amazed me with his strength, courage, humour, resilience and continued compassion for others whilst he battled cancer. We could all use a bit of Pat in us when things get tough.  He always sent me messages filled with hope no matter how hard life was becoming.

My heart goes out to his Mum and Dad, brothers, family, friends and his much loved dog Laika. The world has truely lost an outstanding man. Your Eton family loves you.

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
A

Ann Maguire published a comment .

Thank you so much for this Julliet. You made such an incredible difference in his life. The skills of advocacy YOU taught him served him well. He strongly advocated for life during the last 5 years, fighting to do anything he could, right up to the end. He truly loved you and your boys, and valued the warmth and strength you brought him. Please be comforted by the mutual love and respect you held for each other. We love you! ~Ann and Joel

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
C

Ciera published a tribute .

My Dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and given a couple months to live earlier this year, he was ready to walk away from it all and refuse treatment. Pat offered to talk to him to tell him what a great quality of life he’d had throughout his years of treatment. He’d never met him but got him on the phone , cracked a bunch of jokes in Pattyboy fashion, and convinced him to take the treatment. My dad might not be here today without the kindness and wisdom of our dear sweet Pat. His light reaches further than any of us can even imagine. Shortly after Pat was first diagnosed, I heard Talking Heads’ Naive Melody playing and for the last 5 years it’s been Pat’s song. I listened to it what feels like a hundred times yesterday and wanted to share it here so that maybe when you hear it next you can think of him too. I feel blessed to have “shared the same space for a minute or two” with him. What a beautiful thing it is to know how many people exist in this world who love him beyond end.

Here’s a picture of Pat ashamed of our scrabble game at one of his treatments.

https://youtu.be/fsccjsW8bSY

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post

Andrew Maguire published a comment .

Ciera - Thank you for that beautiful memory and note. I’m so glad Pat was able to shine his light and wisdom for your dad. Thank you for your love and close friendship to Pat - it means the world. I hope your Dads journey is filled with the same hope and fight that Patrick lived by.

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
E

Emily Elliott published a tribute .

Overwhelmed with awe and admiration of the golden sparkle that is Pat

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
D

Danielle Wilcox published a tribute .

Love you forever, Patty Boy.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
U

Uncle Andy, Aunt Patti, Joel, John, Joy published a tribute .

Thank you Patrick for being such an awesome person, nephew, and cousin to the world and our family. Your infectious smile, sense of humor, creativity, selfless interest in others, and mighty fighting spirit lives on into all you have touched. We all love you.

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
E

Emily Schnellbacher Bean published a tribute .

With his work at PAFA’s ASE in 2013. Talented as all get out. We love you, Pat

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
J

Joe Wilcox published a tribute .

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
J

Joe Wilcox published a tribute .

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post

Andrew Maguire published a comment .

Hero smile

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
J

Jeremy published a tribute .

Early days in philadelphia!

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
P

Pat Perry published a tribute .

Read More 

 1 


Flag Post
J

Joseph M Maguire published a comment .

he is our hero!

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
P

Pat Perry published a tribute .

Read More 

 2 


Flag Post

Andrew Maguire published a comment .

This is awesome Pat. Thanks for your friendship to Patrick - he cherished his time with you all over this last year!

Read More 


Flag Post
P

Pat Perry published a comment .

Thanks Andrew. Was so great to make a lot of memories over the summer especially. Lots of shenanigans and pranks from P-man like always.

Read More 

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
C

Ciera Parish published a tribute .

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000
Flag Post
M

Mom published a tribute .

Read More 

  

photo
Characters: 6000
photo
Characters: 6000

Patrick Maguire - A Memorial Celebration

June 20th, 2022 at 1:00pm
Leelanau School
Glen Arbor,
Event Details & RSVP

Keepers

Send a Tribute