Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Sadness

  Nothing funny today or for awhile. I am too sad.

  Yesterday, my friend Pat McGettigan died after a four-year battle with cancer. He was 36 and leaves behind my dear friend, Annee, and three lovely little girls, Theresa, 9, Bridgid, 7 and Annemarie, 5.

  Pat tried and tried for so long to beat cancer and his body just gave out last night. His funeral is Monday night. He was a Philadelphia cop for 14 years so there will be a lot of ceremony and officers in attendance. A fitting tribute to a good guy who was very brave.

  Please keep his family in your prayers. Thanks.

(His death notice in The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Patrick J. McGettigan McGETTIGAN
PATRICK J., May 4, 2004, beloved husband of Anne E. (nee Haughton); devoted father of Theresa, Brigid and Annemarie; also survived by his parents, Jim and Una; his brother, Edward (Kathleen) and his sister, Mary (Pat) Kane; 5 godchildren, many nieces and nephews. Relatives, friends, members of Phila. Police Dept. of which he was an active member of the Highway Patrol are invited to his Viewing Mon., 4 P.M. until time of his Funeral Mass at 7 P.M., at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn St., Phila. Funeral procession will meet 10 A.M. at the above Church for Pat's Burial at Resurrection Cem. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The Children of Pat and Anne. (M. F. GALLO, 215-533-3569)
Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on 5/7/2004. Guest BookFlowers & gifts

1 comment:

bunkboy925 said...

My sincere condolences.
There is a little passage I wrote that I recite in my head at every funeral or viewing.
Here goes:
"May you slip peacefully into the great beyond. May all that haunted you in life leave you now. May all that comforted you in life ease your passage. May you go gracefully now, ever in love and peace."