Pat Morgan (1958-2019)


Patrick (Pat) Christopher Morgan of Belle Harbor passed away at the age of 61 on July 5, 2019 after a nine-year battle with leukemia.

Born on March 14, 1958 in Brooklyn, NY, Pat attended St. Thomas Aquinas grammar school in Flatlands, Nazareth High School and Brooklyn College. He and his family moved to Belle Harbor in 2002.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John (Jack) Morgan and Kathleen (nee Roughan). He is survived by his loving wife of forty years, Mary (nee Lacey), his daughter, Theresa Turchiano (James), his son, Jerry (Mary Kate), five adoring granddaughters (Julia, Kelsey, Elena, Anna, and  Clara) and four siblings (John, Maureen, Brian, and Sheila).

Pat was an account executive  for most of his 36-year career at AT&T, retiring in 2014.

Committed to help those who are less fortunate, he spent fifteen years on the Board of Directors of the Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center, a nonprofit located in Brooklyn. His passion for music was well-known. Pat was a multi-instrumentalist in local bands spanning forty years, most notably with the Moran Brothers and Solshyne.

In 2016, Pat joined The Rockaway Times as a part-time reporter and columnist. He wrote memorable pieces including one about firefighter Pat Nash donating a kidney to Father Jim Cunningham of St. Francis de Sales. Pat brought talent, insight and wit to the paper. He’s very much missed.

Visitation was held on Sunday, July 7 and Monday, July 8 at McManus Funeral Home in Brooklyn, NY.

The funeral Mass was held at St. Francis de Sales Church on Tuesday, July 9.  Burial was also on Tuesday at St. Charles Cemetery, 2015 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Patrick’s name to the Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center: