Patrick “Paddy” Dineen passed away on Good Friday, April 10, 2020 after a short battle with COVID-19.
Paddy was born in Newquarter, Co. Kerry, Ireland on May 7, 1932 and raised in Cullen, Co. Cork, Ireland. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Catherine (née Fleming) and his younger brothers, John and Michael.
Patrick immigrated to the United States in 1957 on The Anchor Line Ship to Boston. In 1961, he met his future wife Kathleen (née McCaghey) in East Durham, Catskills, NY and they married on August 31, 1963. Paddy predeceased his beloved wife Kathleen by a short 6 months. Paddy is survived by his two sons, Patrick (Kerry) and Hugh (James) and three grandchildren, Connor, Rory and Brogan.
Paddy and Kathleen settled in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY where they raised their sons. His strong work ethic and zest for learning was demonstrated in his career with MABSTOA and Carey bus lines. Paddy was very handy, always tinkering and enjoyed helping his sons with projects around their homes. He enjoyed playing the saxophone and the tin whistle. One of his favorite songs to play was the Irish ballad “Come by the Hills”.
Over the last decade he suffered from several Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA) strokes which led to dementia but the love for his wife Kay, his sons, Irish music and meeting new friends was always evident in his extraordinarily warm and friendly personality.
CAA strokes are rare and not much is known about how to prevent these debilitating brain bleeds. In lieu of flowers, the family is most appreciative of donations to support CAA Stroke research at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Eternal rest grant unto Patrick O’ Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. Until we meet again, may God hold Patrick in the palm of His hand.
A joint celebration of Patrick and his beloved wife, Kathleen’s lives will be held with a wake on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (633 Washington Street, corner of Washington and Seventh, parking on Seventh).
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Hoboken, NJ (on the corner of Fourth and Hudson Streets). The church capacity for the Mass will be limited to 60 attendees, with masks and social distancing required.
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- All attendees must practice social distancing while paying their respects.
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