Patrick J. McShane

Date of Passing:

July 14, 2023

McShane, Patrick J. 79, of Pearce Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on July 14, 2023 at the Miriam Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Paula A. (Oddi) McShane.

Patrick is from Lurgan County Armagh, Ireland and came to the United States in 1956. He was a son of the late Charles P. and Nancy (Goodby) McShane and lived in Riverside for 67 years.

Patrick was a mason and a proud member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local #3 for 62 years.

He is survived by a daughter, Kelly Cotoia and her husband Joseph of Harrisville, RI; two sons, Patrick McShane and his wife Catherine of Seekonk, MA and Ryan McShane and his partner Kelli Pacheco of Warwick, RI; six grandchildren, Brianna and her husband Alex, Jared, Ryan, Tara, Adriana and Peyton; a sister, Lori Prew of Riverside; three brothers, Anthony McShane of Bristol, Martin McShane of East Providence and Joseph McShane of Riverside. He was the brother of the late Mary Madden, Paul, Kevin, Michael, Shawn and Edward McShane.

Patrick, also known as “Big Pat”, was the oldest of 11 children. Pat and Paula were teenage sweethearts and they were married for 50 years before her passing. The love and life they shared together was an example for all. Pat worked hard as a Mason for 43 years. He worked on most of the buildings in the state leaving his mark on each one. He enjoyed playing golf with his good friends at Wampanoag and always looked forward to going to the Pot Belly open. Pat was an avid Patriot’s fan and enjoyed watching the football games during a Sunday dinner with family. He loved history and nature and you could ask him anything about either and he knew the answer. He wasn’t a man of many words but his actions always spoke louder than words. Pat loved his family, his home and cherished all of the special memories made there. He was the best dad, gramps and papa. His wisdom was unsurpassed, coolness was off the charts and his kindness was immeasurable. He will be missed…always.

His Funeral will be held on Friday July 21, 2023 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10:15 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

Calling Hours are Thursday 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Patrick’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. To The McShane I am very sorry for your loss of your beloved brother Patrick.

    Diane Miller

  2. My deepest sympathy to the whole McShane family. May he Rest In Peace.

  3. Kelly and family,
    My condolences on your loss. They don’t make families like his anymore and the world is a poorer place for it.

  4. To the McShane family my Heartfelt condolences. Big Pat was the best friend to my husband and myself. He will be missed.

  5. I am so very sorry, my deepest sympathy to the whole McShane family. You are in my prayers and love now and always.

  6. Ryan and family so sorry for your loss!🙏

  7. My sincere condolences to Patrick’s loving family both at home and his siblings and many friends. He will be remembered fondly and honored truly by all who knew him.

  8. Lori,
    I am so sorry to that you have lost another sibling. Huge hugs and my sincere condolences to you and your family. May these words from our Heavenly Father bring the comfort, they are intended to: Acts 24:15 – And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.

  9. Sorry for your loss

  10. Lori and Kenny my heart and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Dear Kelly, I can’t imagine how difficult this has to be for you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family to find the strength to get through this difficult time.

  12. Kelly and Family, I’m so very sorry to hear about your precious father. He is such a beautiful soul like your dear mom. May their radiant light of Christ love continue to shine in you all. Please be assured of my heartfelt prayers and sympathy for you. God bless you.

  13. I will sadly miss my golf buddy you p al
    🙏Billy norcini ⛳️

  14. My sincerest sympathy to Patrick, Ryan and especially Kelly who was constantly by her dad’s side during his final days.
    May past memories sustain you during your time of grieving.
    May he rest in peace.

  15. My condolences goes out McShane family on the loss brother Patrick.

  16. Vicki and I send our Deepest condolences and Prayers to you Family.

  17. Sending so much love to Kel, “McShane, Raymond” and Ry. I adored Big Pat, and I can only imagine how much you will miss him. He lives on in the 3 of you. xo

  18. Wishing warm hugs and sweet memories to sustain the entire McShane Family during this time. Love to you all!

  19. So sorry for your loss.

  20. So sorry for your loss..Prayers and Condolences for All of the McShane Family ..🙏❤️

  21. Deepest sympathy Ryan

  22. So sorry Ryan..This definitely isn’t Jamestown.. God bless you & your family at this time & always..

  23. Ryan my deepest sympathy to you and your family on Your recent loss of your Dad. May he Rest In Peace. 🙏🙏

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