Our hearts are still breaking at the loss of this amazing human being we were all so fortunate to have in our lives. We will forever miss his genuine warmth, voracious appetite for learning and teaching, amazing love of animals, wine, culture and history along with his penchant for Hawaiian shirts, wrinkles and mis-matched socks.

As this was his adopted town with his adopted family, in true New Orleans fashion, we will be celebrating the life of this exceptional man on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Since the Saints were one of his many passions (oh Boy were they!) we will begin this auspicious day by gathering at Bacchanal to watch the Saints game, eat, drink & be as loud and merry as we can while we cheer on Patrick’s beloved Saints while they crush the Carolina Panthers.

In all its thumping, syncopated, feet-moving glory, we will send off our beloved Patrick with a traditional New Orleans Second Line that will begin at 3pm at Bacchanal and will wind its way through the Bywater, creating havoc and merriment along our way ending back at Patrick’s most recent home, Bacchanal (around 4pm), where we will toast and party and celebrate this wonderful being.

Please, please, please wear a Hawaiian shirt or a Saints jersey. Or both. Like Patrick would want you to.

This page will be constantly updated so please check back for more details but…

Here’s the schedule and info what we have so far:


11:00am - Bacchanal will open (600 Poland Ave, New Orleans)

12:00 pm - Saints Game (against Panthers) will begin

3:15 pm Line up outside Bacchanal for Second Line

3:30 pm-4:15 pm Second Line (Route TBD) *Please note, this time has changed from 3:00 pm 

4:15 pm - 6:00 pm Bacchanal Party (Upstairs Back Room at Bacchanal)

6:00 pm-??? Continue the celebration at Bacchanal!

Donations will be accepted in Patrick’s name ($20 suggested minimum donation) and donated to Hurricane Harvey Hospitality Employee Relief Fund. The relief fund, operated by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, provides individual grants to south Texas and south Louisiana area restaurant and hotel workers who are in need.

Food and drinks will be provided for all who care to join us in this celebration, regardless of their ability to make a donation. Thanks to the many great purveyors who have reached out to us with offers of support, all proceeds from this event will be passed along to the Fund.

For info on Donations, please email

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Patrick doing what he loved to do...Talk about wine!

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