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Patrick J. Murray

Born: Wed., Dec. 21, 1988
Died: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 09, 2019
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.

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     Patrick J. Murray, 30, of Sylvan Beach, NY died on Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Rome, NY after losing his battle to Substance Use Disorder. He was born on December 21, 1988 in Rome, NY a son of Patrick J. Murray & Niki R. Delahunt Garvey. Patrick graduated from Oneida High School Class of 2007. He served proudly with the United States Army from September 2, 2009 and was honorably discharged on April 23, 2014. Patrick has struggled with PTSD and substance abuse for years. Heroin came into his and our lives and stole him from us.

     Patrick was a caring, funny, smart young man with the potential for greatness. Patrick had a smile and charm that could light up a room but that will never happen again as he lost his battle to addiction.

     Substance Abuse Disorder is not something to be ashamed of or hidden. It is a DISEASE that has to be brought out into the light and fought by everyone. It continues to cut down our loved ones every day. Please do whatever you can to fight substance abuse, so that you never have to feel what those who have lost a loved one to overdose is feeling right now.

     Patrick leaves behind his mother, Niki R. & Lawrence J. Garvey, Sylvan Beach, NY, his father, Patrick J. Murray & Michele Kessler , Vernon, NY, brother, Michael J. Murray and niece Lilah Grace Murray, whom he adored, Sylvan Beach, NY, two step-brothers, Larry M. & Heather Garvey, Bridgeport, NY, Bryan C. & Nell Garvey, Syracuse, NY, maternal grandmother, Linda M. Dixon, McConnellsville, NY, paternal grandmother, Ellen Murray, North Bay, NY,  maternal great-grandmother, Marjorie L. Mahl, Taberg, NY, former wife, Breanna Spadafora, Oneida, NY, two aunts, Courtney Dixon, Atlanta, GA, Melissa & Joseph Salerno, MA, three uncles, Dany W. Delahunt II, Oneida, NY, Matthew Dixon, Woodstock, GA and Mark Murray, Sylvan Beach, NY,  many great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and special nieces and nephews, Kira Hollenbeck, Jonah Garvey, Kye Garvey, Maddox Garvey, Zane Garvey and Alayna Cwirko.

     He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Dany W. Delahunt, maternal great-grandmother, Marie R. Delahunt, maternal great-grandfathers, Sidney H. Mahl and Walter ‘Corky’ Delahunt.

     There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00am Saturday, November 9, 2019 from the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY with a Celebration of Life to be held following services at the Arthur S. Moran American Legion, Camden, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or Clear Path for Veterans, 1223 Salt Spring Road, Chittenango, NY 13037.

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Zachary LaLonde
   Posted Fri November 01, 2019
There is no combination of words that can properly express how much you were loved and how much you will be missed. Your friends and family will never forget the REAL you and how genuine and thoughtful you were. I’ll miss you man. Rest In Peace.

Jacqlyn Spencer
   Posted Sat November 02, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Jackie.

My heart is with you all.

Roseanne & Nick Young
   Posted Sat November 02, 2019
Condolences & prayers to Mikee and his family! Nick & I are so sorry for your loss. ❤️

Roselle Lynch
   Posted Sat November 02, 2019
Dear family of Patrick,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Patrick through my teaching him during his middle school years. I absolutely loved this young man. May he Rest in Peace and may you all be given the peace you so need.

Roselle Lynch

Jacky & Jim Hummel
   Posted Sat November 02, 2019
Niki and family, this is so very heartbreaking. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family. Know one knows what these young soldiers endure. PTSD is traumatic to say the least, yet lives are lost daily. Feel the love that surrounds you and take solace in knowing so many care...

Jasmine moore
   Posted Sat November 02, 2019
I knew him as Spc. Murray. I was stationed with him in Fort Drum, NY and went to Afghanistan with him as well. Very beautiful soul always smiling even when I made him do push ups, big goofball full of happiness and so much joy. It was an honor to serve with him. Great soldier and person all around.. I’m at great full to have known him. He will be truly missed

Anita Spainhower
   Posted Sat November 02, 2019
To Patrick's family and friends. Sending prayers of comfort to you all. You do not know me nor did I know Patrick, but I find it so courageous of you to share your words in an effort to alert others to this issue. I have supported Wounded Warriors in the past and will continue to do so in the future. God Bless you all! A. Phelps Lockhart Spainhower.

   Posted Sat November 02, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Patrick sounds like an amazing young man who lived a purposeful life. Your tribute to your beloved son is brave and thank you for writing. God bless all of you.

Robyn J Hudson
   Posted Sat November 02, 2019
I did not know your son but want to pass on my sincerest prayers for all.... I cannot begin to say thank you for your courage and strength to say what you did about addiction. My son graduated in 2014 and has already been to 4 funerals for the same. The grief it leaves behind is beyond comprehension. I am so sorry for your loss!

Luis & Sarah Gonzalez
   Posted Sun November 03, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Patrick was my room mate in Afghanistan. He always kept us laughing. I will miss him tremendously. May he Rest In Peace.

Charlie and Lupe Johnston
   Posted Tue November 05, 2019
Dear Nephew Partick: We are so sorry that your life was cut so short dear friend. We realize that the struggle you had with addiction was a life and death battle that must have caused you great pain and remorse for all of the years you struggled. Its a battle so many talented young people like yourself are fighting and yes many lose that battle like you did. We pray that your death not be in vain but rather that others may learn from your struggle. We pray that now God in his infinite grace and mercy has shown you a much better place and his rest and peace. May your Mom and family take hope in this and may God give them the "peace that passes all understanding"

Jasmine Moore
   Posted Thu November 07, 2019

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Jasmine Moore.

May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and ,until we meet again, May god hold you in the hollow of his hand.- Irish blessing until we meet again brother, forever loved- Jasmine Moore

Don and Conny Edwards
   Posted Sat November 09, 2019
To Patrick's family: We are so sorry for your loss. There is nothing worse than losing a child/ grandchild. No words can take away the pain. Knowing this we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Don and Conny.

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