Patrick J. McDonnell

March 29, 1957February 8, 2018
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McDonnell Patrick J. died February 8, 2018 Proud father of Taryn R., Shannon C., and Patrick T. McDonnell; dear brother of Michael J. (Renee) McDonnell, Constance M. (Grant) Weber, Denis J., Terence J. (Kathleen), Maureen E. (Michael Curtin Jr.) McDonnell, and the late Thomas J. McDonnell IV. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Thomas J. and Constance (nee Batt) McDonnell. Friends may call Sunday from 2-8 PM at the DENGLER ROBERTS PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mark’s RC Church on Monday at 9:30 AM Patrick retired from the NYS Police, was a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and a member of the NYS Bar Association. Donations may be made to St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, 845 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14223 Please share condolences


  • Visitation Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 19, 2018

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Nick Ostaszewski

February 26, 2018

I just heard about Pat's passing, and I'm very sorry for your loss. I played trumpet with Pat in the St. Joe's Lab band, and we were good friends. My prayers are with all the family. God Bless, Nick Ostaszewski

Colleen Thomas

February 25, 2018

Michael: My deepest sympathies to you and your family on Pat's passing. I just heard about it and am sorry I was not able to attend the service. I hope that you find comfort in all the memories and stories shared with friends and family over these difficult days and weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colleen Thomas

Deb Campbell

February 21, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Pat in the New York State Police years ago. He was one of the friendliest guys you would ever want to meet and always had a positive word to say to everyone. I was so very sorry to learn of his sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers go to Terry and his entire family-

Merci McDonnell Kavanagh

February 20, 2018

I was so very sad to hear about Pat's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the memories of his laughter, fun loving nature and smile sustain you all during this difficult time. RIP Cousin Pat.

Patrick Nehin

February 19, 2018

So sorry to hear of Patrick's passing. I well remember our last conversation just a few years ago. You will be missed. RIP Patrick.

McKenzie Higgins, Esq.

February 18, 2018

Deepest sympathy to Pat's family and friends. He will be missed by his friends and colleagues in the Auxiliary.

Susan Stephens

February 18, 2018

Dear Shannon, Taryn, and Patrick, and my cousins Mike, Connie, Dennis, Terry, and Maureen,
I am so sorry about the loss of Pat. It's been a long time since I've seen him. I think what I remember most about him is how he made me laugh when I was a kid. He was so tall and he would put his hands on either side of my head and lift me up, always making me laugh. I hope you all are comforted by happy memories, too. I am also sorry I will not see all of you at the wake or mass. Hugh and I have taken the kids on vacation to Southern California for our February break. I'm sorry to miss you all, especially the out of towners. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Allison Stofer-Carberry

February 18, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the McDonnell Family. Pat was a wonderful man with a wonderful smile and big heart. He was so proud of his children. They were the light of his life. He will be missed so much. May he rest in peace.

Margaret Sullivan

February 18, 2018

Deepest sympathy and much love to Taryn, Shannon and Patrick, and all family members. I know your dad would be very proud of all of you.

Jim Cackett, retired Investigator NY State Police

February 18, 2018

I am so sorry to learn of Pat's passing. I worked with him during our State Police careers. He was there when the going got tough and he always had a positive attitude. May he rest in peace.