PATRICK JOHN FRIEL age74, beloved husband for 22 years of Linda (nee Brockway); loving father of Patrick (wife Amy), Karen Burton (husband Bill), Kim, Rachael Pelagalli (husband Michael) and Alissa; devoted grandfather of William and Kelly Burton; cherished son of the late Patrick and Delia (nee Henderson); dearest brother of Sr Margaret Friel, SND.
Pat was born on April 16, 1941 in Cleveland and passed away on February 26, 2016. He was a resident of Newbury since 1993, formerly of Chardon. Pat was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church for 25 years. He graduated from Cathedral Latin High School in 1959 and John Carrol University in 1964 with a B.S. in Accounting. Pat was a CPA and owner/operator of Friel & Associates. He enjoyed golf, bike riding, gardening and traveling with his family. Pat was a dedicated Cavs fan as well as an Indians and Browns fan. He will be remembered by family and friends as lovable, sweet and kind with a great sense of humor. Pat was a hard worker, an eternal optimist and a gentle man. He was always politically correct, very tactful and a devout catholic. Pat loved his dogs and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Contributions may be made in Pat’s memory to Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School 13000 Auburn Rd, Chardon, OH 44024.
Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Saturday March 5, 2016 at St Helen Catholic Church 12060 Kinsman Rd Newbury, OH at 10:30 AM. Burial will be private. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Pat at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) FRIDAY 2-4 & 5-8 PM.
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Dorothy Brueggemeyer Shillman
Just a note to say how sorry I am that Pat left us to go home to God. I will be praying for him and for all of you that loved him in life. Pat was a wonderful person and God will be smiling as He welcomes him into Paradise. I am sure that his parents and all his friends that have gone before are welcoming him. I knew Pat since he was 13 years old and was married to my sister and produced wonderful loving children.Sister Margaret my prayers are for you always. God bless you and comfort you. Linda, I pray for you and know that no words can comfort you in your grief, but I pray that your happy memories will bring you peace and joy.
Dr. & Mrs. Carl Brueggemeyer MD
To all of Patrick’s family and friends,
Vilma and I wish to express our sincere and somber condolences. He will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. May Patrick rest in peace.
Dale & Vilma
So sorry to hear the sad news of Pat’s passing. From St Margaret Mary, Latin, John Carroll and beyond we were friends. Pat always had something positive to bring to the conversation. My wife and I will be away at the time of the services. However, I, and the rest of the class of ’59, will miss him, and we extend our prayers and sympathies to you and your family.
Lloyd Paul Ganss
I was in Pat’s Cathedral Latin class of ’59. and I wish to extend my condolences to his family.
Lloyd Paul Ganss
Slater, South Carolina
Dennis Iacofano '59 CL
I grew up with Pat in St Margaret Mary Parish, with him in St Margaret Mary School; thru Cathedral Latin School, where we were both in the band, and the first 2 yrs at John Carroll U. I remember eating my meatball sandwiches in his car at Carroll during lunch, and Pat complaining that there were pieces of meatball on the front seat. Pat was also in my wedding party. We went our separate ways after that, Pat in accounting, and me in Engineering. But I often thought about him thru the years. I extend my condolences to Barbara, Linda, his children and grandchildren and pray he is at peace . God bless you, Pat!
Jim and Kathie Farinacci
Dear Friel family, Pat will be dearly missed as he was a great friend to all of us in the Farinacci family. His kind and gentle manners were always appreciated. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jim, Kathie, James Jr. and Joe Farinacci
Catherine, Joseph, David, and Madeline Parisi
Our prayers are with you in this sad and difficult time.
“What the heart has once owned….it shall never lose”
Cathy, Joe, David , and Madeline
John J. Reilly
Karen and Pat:
I am sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. I know that words are inadequate to provide comfort at this time, but hopefully the good memories will help to carry you through. Your family is in our family’s thoughts and prayers.
Pat and I worked together for mutual clients for many years.
I always enjoyed working with him and held him in the highest regard.
Please accept my sincere condolences.