Wakefield Hall of Fame
Patrick, a class of 1986 WHS graduate, began a twenty-five year association with the basketball program when he volunteered to become the student-manager and junior varsity scorekeeper in 1983. His excellence in “keeping the book” promoted him quickly and a year later, as he put it, he “made the varsity”.
Patrick’s loyalty to the boys’ basketball
team was unmatched. In fact, during the
winter of 1997, while waiting for a double-lung transplant, it became necessary
for Patrick to be hospitalized for several days at a time. It was not uncommon for his father and
brother to pick him up at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, drive him to the
In 1998, Patrick was inducted in the Wakefield High School Athletic Hall of Fame as a contributor, in recognition of his unwavering support of the basketball team and his extraordinary volunteerism.
Patrick was a model for all of us about
how to look at life. For him, the glass
was always half-full, not half-empty.
Patrick never complained about the things he couldn’t do, he just tried
to do the things he could do to the best of his ability. Over the last 25 years the one constant about
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