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Pat McGinley

November 29, 1934 ~ March 28, 2017 (age 82)
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A candle was lit by The Thompson Family on May 11, 2017 4:35 AM
Message from Michelle Perry Holden
April 13, 2017 11:23 AM

Aunt Jane and to my cousins....I am so very sorry to hear of Uncle Pat's passing. I am just finding this out today as dad had a hard time understanding the message on his phone. I know it has been many, many years since we have been in touch and I wish it was for a different reason I was contacting you. I am sending you all my heartfelt condolences. I have very fond memories of summers in Westford with you all and Uncle Pat was such a big part of those visits. Love, Hugs and Peace, Meme
Message from Tom Grimaldi
April 9, 2017 8:47 AM

I had the pleasure of getting to know Pat as a young patrol officer in the Bristol PD. He was a real credit to the law enforcement profession, and an even better person. He will truly be missed by all that knew him..

Tom Grimaldi
Message from Andrew Wittstein, Supervisory Asst. State's Atty., GA 18 RETIRED.
April 7, 2017 1:11 PM

I held the same position as Pat in the Litchfield District, adjacent to the Bristo District. As such I consulted with pat on many joint cases. I always trusrted his judgment completely in such matters and we became quite friendly. He was always a pleasure to work with and I deeply regret his passing.
Message from Eric Beebe
April 7, 2017 12:23 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of your loss.
Message from TED WOJTUSIK
April 6, 2017 12:56 PM

TO JANE AND FAMILY,
I JUST NOW HEARD OF PAT'S PASSING INTO HEAVEN AND I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..PAT WAS A TRUE FRIEND AND MENTOR TO ME BOTH IN MY PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE.WORDS CANNOT TRULY EXPRESS HOW MUCH I WILL MISS HIM......HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
Message from Sherwood Anderson
April 3, 2017 4:15 PM


To Pat's family: During my 39 years of law practice, I often dealt with Pat when he served as State's Attorney. At all times I was treated by him fairly and openly. I can remember a number of times when Pat would offer information helpful to my defense of clients, or to make a suggestion for uncovering fruitful avenues for a fair settlement of the cases, all to the benefit of the proper administration of justice. At social events, Pat was very popular and took part in the good natured banter of lawyers in active practice. Pat's career was exemplary and he will long be remembered by those of us who practiced with him. Sherwood Anderson
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A candle was lit by Nereida Vasquez on April 3, 2017 8:59 AM
Message from Nereida Vasquez
April 3, 2017 8:59 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been blessed to know Pat for over twenty years. He was always about his family. My prayers are with you.
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A candle was lit by Brian Lehan on April 1, 2017 4:34 PM
I have known the McGinley clan for over 25 years through my friendship with Michael and can't say it was ever a dull moment with lots of fun and laughter at the house. I'm always at a loss at these moments so I'll just use this poem to try to comfort you all on a very sad occasion.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there… I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow…
I am the diamond glints on snow…
I am the sunlight on ripened grain…
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight…
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there… I did not die.
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A candle was lit by Attorney Anne C. Holihan on April 1, 2017 4:16 PM
Message from Judy & Bill Juul
March 31, 2017 12:58 PM

Our hearts and prayers are with you all. We know that Nanny will be there to help everyone through a difficult time. We'll miss the funny email notes and occasional barbecue dinners with Pat the master chief!
With love,Judy & Bill
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A candle was lit by Don Rogers on March 31, 2017 11:37 AM
Message from Don Rogers
March 31, 2017 11:35 AM

My condolences to the entire McGinley family. I got to know Pat in the 20+ years at the Bristol P.D.. He was a very true friend, and a real gentleman with a great sense of humor. I also had just "friended" Pat on Facebook last year. It was my honor to have known you through the years. Rest in Peace old friend.
Message from Tracy Malley
March 30, 2017 11:47 PM

Michael and family, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Wishing you peace and heartfelt sympathy.
Message from Carolyn
March 30, 2017 8:33 PM

Dear Jane and family, so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. May the special memories you have of him help you through this difficult time. My sincere condolences Carolyn Ingalls
Message from Ron Dearstyne
March 30, 2017 8:31 PM

With great sadness I learned of Pat's passing. I lost a friend and the Division of Criminal Justice lost one of the great ones. It was an honor and my privilege to work with Pat at G.A.17. Thank You Pat for making me a better prosecutor. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Pat's family. May you rest in peace friend.
Message from Ron Faibusch
March 30, 2017 3:16 PM

On behalf of the Connecticut River Valley BMW Riders, I wish to express my condolences to the family of our friend Pat. We all enjoyed riding with Pat over the past 30 years and he will be missed by all of us.
Message from RICHARD "HIRSCH" HIRSCHLER
March 30, 2017 2:10 PM

SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF R. PATRICK. I WORKED WITH HIM IN THE SIXTIES AND EARLY SEVENTIES WHEN I WAS ON THE BRISTOL POLICE DEPT.
I FOUND HIM ON FACE BOOK LATE LAST YEAR. SORRY I DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO TALK TO HIM TO CATCH UP ON OLD TIMES.
HE WILL BE MISSED.
HIRSCH
PORT ST. LUCIE FL
Message from Suzan
March 30, 2017 1:33 PM

My deepest condolences are with each and everyone of you. Loss is so empty, in time may it be filled with memories of only good things. Find comfort in each other, so sorry for your loss. Suzan Ingalls Flynn
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Message from Peter Soulsby
March 30, 2017 1:07 PM

Jane and family:

I am so sorry to hear of Pat leaving us. He was a true gentleman's gentleman. I met him in 1982 when I was sent to G. A. 17 to cover for Rick Vaccaro. Pat supervised my first ever jury trial as a rookie prosecutor, and gave me the support and knowledge that allowed me to be comfortable and successful in the courtroom. I've never forgotten his kindness to me on that and many other occasions. He is truly one of the "great" names in the Connecticut Prosecutor's Hall of Fame. He will be greatly missed. I know he's back on that BMW touring Heaven's Highways. God bless him, and all of you.
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A candle was lit by Hall Family on March 30, 2017 12:47 PM
Jim, Michele and Evan-
I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy at the recent loss of your father and grandfater, Please remember that I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God be with you in your time of sorrow. We will be thinking of you.

Jody,Lourdes & Kaylee
Message from Jody,Lourdes &kaylee
March 30, 2017 12:44 PM

Jim, Michele and Evan-
I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy at the recent loss of your father and grandfater, Please remember that I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God be with you in your time of sorrow. We will be thinking of you.

Jody,Lourdes & Kaylee
Message from Joanie mcmahon mcauliffe
March 30, 2017 11:23 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss, I hope he is playing golf with my dad!!! Another Angel got his wings!!!! He is in good company!!!! Your Family is in my thoughts and Prayers!!!!! All my love ,
Joanie McAuliffe
326 East Perry St.
Port Clinton Ohio 43452
419-341-1184
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A Sweet and Warm Remembrance�Pedestal Arrangement was sent on March 30, 2017

Heaven gained an angel With love Maureen McMahon Thompson 3341 Williams rd Bonifay Fl 32425

Message from Muriel Iorli from Naples, Florida
March 30, 2017 10:03 AM

To All of the McGinley Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Life will certainly be different without Pat but I'm sure he left you with many fine memories that will sustain you all.
My deepest sympathy to all of the family.
Regards
Muriel Iorli
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A candle was lit by Nattrass Family on March 30, 2017 9:40 AM
Jim, Michele and Evan-
Our most sincere sympathies to you on the passing of your father and grandfather. We know that your memories will provide strength to you and your family at this difficult time. We will be thinking of you.
-Bob, Julie & Alex
Message from BRUCE LEBEAU
March 30, 2017 9:37 AM

I KNEW PAT FOR OVER 30 YEARS, WORKED FOR HIM AT THE STATE;S ATTORNEYS OFFICE IN BRISTOL. A TRUE FRIEND WHO WOULD HELP YOU WITH ANYTHING. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND
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With deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ~The G&E Team.

Message from John
March 29, 2017 10:34 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

John Smayda
Message from John Allen
March 29, 2017 9:48 PM

Jane so sorry for your loss, I am going to miss the rides with Pat, we both loved the blue ridge parkway. He was a wonderful friend.
John
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A candle was lit by Angela Fabrizio on March 29, 2017 9:05 PM
Message from Ken Laska
March 29, 2017 8:03 PM

Pat McGinley. A man for all seasons. A father, husband, attorney and last but not least a motorcyclist. I met Pat in 1970. It was a cold snowy morning. I received a call from Pat's right hand man, Walter Preleski. Walt said "Judge Lacey wants to talk to you." Judge Lacey said "Do you want to be the public defender?" Lacking a regular source of income l said "Yes". And that was the start on a wonderful friendship between Pat and I - one that many would say was based upon a common lunacy, our love for the law. I respected Pat because he knew the law. It was a challenge to be on the other side of a legal question with Pat. He did not tolerate fools lightly, but he did respect one who worked hard. Pat had common sense, which is lacking in many attorneys. Yet beneath that gruff mantle of the prosecuting attorney lay the heart of a real soft touch. Pat was truly a man for all seasons, who will be missed by many but remembered by all. So I am reminded of a prom that I read many years ago in high school. I wondered where the title of Death be not Proud came from. I found it was a line from a meditation by John Donne. So i think we all can say on behalf of Pat, death be not proud

Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for, thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poor death, nor canst thou kill me;
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee go,
Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
Thou art a slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy, or charms can make us sleep as well,
And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleep past we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more, Death thou shall die.
Divine Meditations, John Donne
Message from Sgraziosi@cox.net
March 29, 2017 9:02 PM

Ken, what beautiful words to describe my father. Thank you so much, I know how much he valued your friendship.
Message from Tim Winters
March 29, 2017 7:42 PM

Jimmy and family so Sorry for your lose.
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A candle was lit by Karen on March 29, 2017 7:14 PM
My thoughts & prayers are with your family
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A candle was lit by Jessica Couture on March 29, 2017 2:34 PM
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