Patrick D. McCormick – Cumberland

Patrick D. McCormick – Cumberland

Patrick D. McCormick, 84, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Gibbons) McCormick. Born in Flint, Mich., he was the son of the late James F. and Lucile (Olmsted) McCormick.

Patrick served in the all volunteer Mobile Construction Battalion (Special) from May 1955 through March 1957. The battalion's mission was to begin construction of several scientific stations on the continent and it was the first American contingent to spend the entire winter in Antarctica. Patrick served a total of 14 months, nine days in Antarctica, 29 days of which were at the Geographical South Pole and the remainder at McMurdo Station as part of Operation Deep Freeze I and II.

Patrick was a Registered Land Surveyor working for Gordon Archibald, Bristol Associates; Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc.; as well as his own business, McCormick Survey, before retiring in 1997. He was past president and charter member of the Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Monica McDougall and her husband, John, Robyn Graham and her husband, Curtis, Michael McCormick and his wife, Debra, Maureen McCormick and her husband, John Picone, and Elizabeth Harrison and her husband, Robert.

He also leaves 13 grandchildren: Vanessa McDougall, Elise Fuentes and her husband, Casey, Caroline Graham, Colleen Graham, Robert Graham, Laura Graham, Amanda McCormick, Sarah McCormick, Elliott Picone, Kathryn Picone, Elizabeth Harrison, Megan Harrison and David Harrison.

He was the brother of the late Robert McCormick, Lowell McCormick, Mary Jane Sapp, and Natalie Livsey.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m., from the O’Neill Funeral Home, 3102 Mendon Road, Cumberland, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in Saint Joan of Arc Church, 3357 Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial will be in St. Jean-Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham, Mass. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday, Oct. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Home Hospice & Palliative Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904, in memory of Patrick, would be appreciated.

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