Patrick J. McConaghy Sr.

Date of Passing:

April 23, 2018

McConaghy, Patrick J., Sr., 72, of Clyde Street, (Captain Pawtucket Police Department, Retired) died peacefully on April 23, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Kathleen C. (Monaghan) McConaghy.

A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Patrick J. and Grace M. (Scanlon) McConaghy.

Mr. McConaghy was a Captain for the Pawtucket Police Department for 29 years before retiring in 1996. He was a graduate of Bryant College Class of 1973.

Patrick was a life member and past Exalted Ruler of the Pawtucket Elks Club Lodge #920. He was one of the original co-founders of the RI Police Officers Emerald Society. He was a former Board Member of the Pawtucket Police Officers Association and member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4, the Ireland 32 Club, the Irish Social Club of RI, the Garfield Social Club and the Rehoboth Country Club.

Mr. McConaghy was a United States Air Force Veteran.

He is survived by a son, Patrick J. McConaghy Jr. and his wife Michelle of Stonington, CT; two daughters, Kellyann Anderson and her husband John of East Providence and Kerri Rodrigues and her husband Steve of Burrillville; a sister, Barbara Newberg of Seekonk, MA and eight grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Albert J. Romoli and Grace McCaffrey.

His funeral will be held on Friday April 27, 2018 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church, Pine Street, Pawtucket at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.

Calling hours are Thursday 4-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Captain McConaghy’s memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. PJ, Kelly, Kerri,
    My apologies for the late posting honoring your dad, my neighbor, my little league umpire. I had a rough patch around the time of his passing and was wrapped up sorting my life out. Nevertheless, I have many funny memories of your dad going back to childhood. One in particular when he threw me out of a little league game for arguing being hit by a pitch ( sorry Capt., I was hit!) Lol, we still laughed about it 25 years later when I last saw him at his beloved Blarney Stone Pub and he still contended I wasn’t hit. He knew it was my only way to get on base?
    Godspeed old friend.

  2. Pat, your Dad was clearly a man devoted to his country, family, brotherhood and heritage. Please know you and your family have my deepest condolences.
    Council 94, Local 1179 (Narragansett)

  3. Pat,Kelly and Kerri,

    Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. I just heard about it so I apologize for missing the service. May he Rest In Peace.

    Dave M.

  4. Sincere condolences from the entire Salois family. I am grateful for both the times I addressed him as Captain and those times Mr. McConaghy. May he Rest in Serenity.

  5. Very sorry to hear of your loss. We will be thinking of you and Michelle as you put your Dad to rest. You are in our prayers. May God be with you in your grief.

  6. I am very sad to hear of your fathers passing. I still look back fondly on our times spent golfing with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kelly, Kerri & PJ.

  7. Thank you to all for your kind words and sentiments. They are comforting and greatly appreciated. Hopefully the send off we have planned will be fitting.

  8. We are very sorry for the loss of your father and may he Rest In Peace! Our prayers are with you and your family.

  9. A good street cop,a good leader and a good friend! Slow hand salute.RIP Captain

  10. Pat knew the city inside and out and most of the people in it. He was also willing to offer help and advice if you were brave enough to request it. He will be missed.

  11. I am very sorry for the loss of your father. You are all in my prayers.

  12. Pat was a friend. I offer my condolences to his family Godspeed Pat

  13. The Captain was a lifelong friend, with whom I shared many fond memories. He was well-known throughout the RI law enforcement community and I am sure he will proudly announce his entrance into heaven. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kelly, PJ, & Kerri and family. May he RIP.

  14. Many of great memories. May you rest well

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