Resident of Sonoma, Patrick Joseph O’Grady passed away on Monday, February 14, 2022. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Patrick was 89 years old. He is survived by his twin daughters, Eileen O’Grady (Bart Hickenbottom) and Maureen O’Grady Heatley and his eight grandchildren, Ainsley, Kiera and Owen Hickenbottom and Fionnuala, Declan, Caoilinn, Ronan and Caddell Heatley. He is also survived by his sister Joan Holmes and brother Jim O’Grady and many nieces and nephews. Patrick was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Catherine. Although born in New York City, Patrick was raised on a farm in Arranagh, Monegea, County Limerick, Ireland, where one of his passions was being a jockey. At 22 years of age, Patrick returned to the United States where he started his 30-year career with Trans World Airlines. He also briefly served in the U.S. Army in California, where he met his wife over six decades ago at an Irish dance in San Francisco on St. Patrick’s Day. After living in San Francisco for 30 years, Patrick and Catherine retired to Sonoma in 1990, where they were active members of St. Leo the Great Parish and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Patrick enjoyed gardening and upholstering and was an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Patrick’s life on Friday, February 25th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Church, 601 W. Agua Caliente Road, Sonoma, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Leo’s or a charity of your choice.
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St. Vincent de Paul Society
469 3rd Street West, Sonoma CA 95476
St. Leo's Catholic Church
601 Agua Caliente Rd. West, Sonoma CA 95476