Patrick James Harper, age 62, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2020 in his Walpole, Massachusetts home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Toronto, Canada on April 18, 1958, he was the son of James and Mary (Myers) Harper. At the age of two, Patrick immigrated to the United States of America with his family, settling in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Boston College High School, however at the age of sixteen, Patrick's family moved to Ireland, where his father had purchased a farm in Tralee, County Kerry. Patrick finished his high school education in Tralee, in addition to helping his family on the farm.
While living in Ireland, Patrick met his wife to be, Mary C. Moriarty. They were married on August 14, 1976 in Tralee, where they made their home until 1978, when Patrick moved his family to the United States, settling in Walpole, Massachusetts. After returning to the US, Patrick began working at his father's company, Shamrock Roofing, which he eventually took over.
When Patrick wasn't hard at work, he loved spending time at the ocean, whether on a boat, deep sea fishing; or spending time at his happy place, York Beach in Maine, with his family. Back at home in Walpole, Patrick enjoyed hosting Bar-B-Ques for his family and friends or relaxing on his front porch with an ice cold beer.
Beloved husband of Mary C. Harper.
Loving father of Mary Harris and her husband, Christian, of Attleboro, Andrea DelPozzo and her husband, Tony, of Attleboro, Patrick Harper of Foxborough, John Harper and his fiance, Joanne Scotton, of Walpole, James Harper and his wife, Christine, of Millis, Connie Domingos and her husband, Brendan, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, Ashley Harper and her fiance, William Mott, of Walpole, Joshua Harper and his partner, Ashley Carvalho of Walpole, and Brianna Harper and her partner, Antonio Desousa of Walpole.
Cherished grandfather of Shannon Harris, C.J. Harris, Brandon Harris, Shane Harris, Sarah DelPozzo, Peter DelPozzo, Anna DelPozzo, Juliet Harper, Jack Harper, Luke Harper, Aiden Harper, Liam Harper, Wes Harper, Molly Harper, Mackenzie Harper, Savannah Domingos, William Mott, and Abigail Mott; and great grandfather of Raegan Auger.
Devoted son of James Harper of Walpole and the late Mary (Myers) Harper
Brother of Frank Harper of Walpole, Mary Mulready of Carver, Jimmy Harper of Eagle, Colorado, Bernadette Garden of Carver, Sean Harper of Colorado, and David Harper of Mansfield.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Patrick's Life Celebration on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
As a result of the ongoing and ever-developing health crisis in the world and with genuine concern for the people whom they love, Patrick’s family has decided that his funeral services will be private, with interment taking place in Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cancer Research Fund, Office of Development, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.
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