Patrick Joseph Brogan (26 Jun 1941 - 7 Oct 2021)

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Location
St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church 180 Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich IP2 0QQ
Date
26th Oct 2021
Time
1pm
Funeral Director
Southgate & Roberts Funeral Directors

Cremation Details

Location
Seven Hills Crematorium Ipswich IP10 0FG
Date
26th Oct 2021
Time
2.30pm

In loving memory of Patrick Joseph Brogan (Paddy - PJ) who sadly passed away on 7th October 2021 aged 80 Years. A dearly loved husband of Janet, much loved Dad of John and David and loving Grandad to Reina and Hamish who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Dad was full of life and lit up the room as soon as he walked in. 😍 He came over to England as a young man and was very hard working…he would share his stories and everyone would just sit and listen and love his endearing true Irish accent…some just looked and didn’t understand him but that didn’t matter….they just loved his Irish ways!!🥰 🇮🇪🇮🇪 A man who NEVER lost his strong Irish accent and his absolute love of his home country. He lived in England and gave us a great life, he loved mum, me and David to bits….but his heart was always in Ireland. ☘️🇮🇪❤️

He met mum at the tender age of 21, mum was only 16, and they dated for 4 years before tying the knot. Mum says she threw the engagement ring back at him once🤦‍♂️😂 but knew that her life was destined to be with him.🥰 That is what happened….they were together for nearly 60 years….their 55th Wedding Anniversary is 3 days after his funeral. 😞

They had a great life together… 2 years after being married I came along and 3 years after that David made an appearance. He was an absolutely FANTASTIC Dad. He had a hard life providing for us and worked so so hard…..yet everyone always used to comment on how nicely we were turned out everyday and with great manners. That is what he provided for us. At times we watched him struggle yet he always showered us with his love. ❤️. We had some very hard times growing up yet he sheltered us from so much of it because that is what our Dad did. His family was his world.

He would work hours and hours to be able to pay for our annual 2 week holiday to Ireland. 🇮🇪❤️. We would travel for nearly 24 hours on trains, boats and buses to get there to then be greeted by our special Nana with a massive Irish breakfast or a million sandwiches and copious amount of tea when all we wanted to do was sleep!🤦‍♂️😳😂 He especially loved these times as he could sit by the fire with his beloved mum smoking 100 Carroll fags each by the fire every day until the early hours….god knows what they talked about!. Even though we all stank like ashtrays for two weeks when we were there we will always treasure these memories seeing him in his really happy place. ❤️ He absolutely loved being with his beloved sisters, brothers and his nieces and nephews and they loved having him with them….everyone just idolised him! I would sit there and think how lucky I was that everyone was idolising our Dad! ❤️ How lucky were we?!

As we both grew and left home he was nothing but supportive to us, he was always there for us. Both of us got the travel bug with me become an Air Steward and David working in Asia…. He was so proud of us both that we were living our lives to the full. He attempted to live back ‘home’ with mum when they retired but it was too overwhelming for them and they couldn’t adjust so they headed back to England. He watched us travel the world yet he was then happy just travelling to his beloved Ireland 🇮🇪 as much as he could…..he was on a permanent holiday! We are surprised he isn’t a Gold Card holder with Ryanair! 😂

We then both met our life long partners Rob, who became my husband and Regie, David’s wife. He treated them both as his own….he literally was their 2nd Dad. He loved them both so so much. Watching his relationship develop with them was wonderful….again he was totally idolised by them both. 🥰 Then David & Regie had Reina & Hamish….Dad worshipped them and they did him… he absolutely loved being a Grandad. 🥰

Over the years me and Robbie took Mum and Dad on holidays at least once a year along with Robbie’s parents Wendy & Nigel….wonderful times with fantastic memories….they were known as the 4 amigos!! 🤦‍♂️😂 They just all go together…it was wonderful to watch. 🥰

He loved his time with David and his family too….buying Reina her magazine every time he was with them….she loved that. 🥰. Lots of very happy memories made there too.

He was a simple man, no airs and graces…he was as happy as anything in Jacks Cafe with a cup of tea or in a simple homely pub with a pint of Guinness or whiskey and lemonade… then having exactly what mum ordered every time! 🤦‍♂️😂 ‘What would you like Dad?’…Mum…’I’m having fish and chips’….Dad….’Yeah I’ll have dat!!’ Bless him. Always meat and two veg or fish and chips or a burger….that was Dad!! He always loved his Guinness….. but he said it wasn’t like what they do in Ireland…he was right! A true Irishman! 🇮🇪🇮🇪 Mum and Dad are just two peas in a pod.😞 ❤️🥰

But what he loved the most in life was ……..his fags!! 🤦‍♂️ He was never happier than when he had a ciggie in his hand!😳🤦‍♂️😂 No matter where he was he would always find somewhere to have one!! Then it would be followed by a polo mint! The amount of times he got lost when having one and trying to find his way back to places was endless! 🤦‍♂️ The worst one has to be in Bangkok airport where he went to a little room to have a fag having endured a 12 hour flight without one…..he was ready to pull the seat covers off to light them…and when we went back to get him while we queued at immigration, he was gone! 🤦‍♂️. He was found half an hour later on the other side of the airport looking completely lost. 😞🤦‍♂️😂. All he thought about was ‘avin a fag!’ 🤦‍♂️❤️

We are going to miss you so so much Dad, Paddy, P.J.😞😞😞😞. You have had such a massive influence on all of us and we will make sure your memory lives on forever. ❤️. Be happy now with Nana and your Dad and Sister up there and keep that fire burning bright whilst smoking with Nana with your Guinness or whisky and lemonade by your side.

R.I.P. Dad. An Irish Star ⭐️ 🇮🇪 will always shine bright in the sky and we know you will be looking down and guiding us always. 😞😍💔💔❤️❤️

jennifer newing donated £50 in memory of Patrick

With fond memories of PJ

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Pete Teevan donated in memory of Patrick

Rest in peace. Fond memories of you as a part of growing up in Ipswich with all the family over here. Chatting about football, with a roaring fire in the front room and always welcoming. May you rest in peace.

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Nadia Calardo donated £20 in memory of Patrick

With love, Nadia x

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julie Freshwater donated £10 in memory of Patrick
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Matt Sweeting donated £20 in memory of Patrick

With love from Matt & Mark xx

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Maria Devine wrote

RIP PJ, deepest condolences to the family.

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San Chau wrote

I will miss Mr Brogan. A trooper and an inspiration. I will always remember him with much fondness. Rest in peace Sir.

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Dor Potter donated £30 in memory of Patrick
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David Mulligan wrote

PJ will be very sadly missed by all here in Ireland. His trips back were always eagerly awaited by the whole family, and once he was back in Granard, it was like he never left, he fitted back in like a glove.
My stand out memories of PJ were his long chats in front of the fire with Nana (Bawbie), the two of them would talk for hours and hours about the good old days while literally sitting only a few inches from the fireplace, laughing and smoking until eventually the main stick in the back of the fire was in ashes, only then they would finally call it a night and retire to the bed. It was always a privilege to be involved in those conversations and they would happily include anyone that was there without batting an eyelid, they treated everyone the same.
PJ had a great combination of kindness, humor and stoicism, I never heard him complaining about being bored when he was back here, he used his time to catch up with people, find out how things were going and have a good laugh with them, I remember one year for instance, not that long ago when he came back to stay in Aughnacliffe for a few weeks and while he was there he
decided to clean out a whole shed, just to make himself useful and to help out Mum and Dad. That's the kind of person he was. He reminded me so much of his mother, another beautiful sole and I can see many of the characteristics they both had in PJs children, John and David which gives me some consolation and great hope for the future .
I will miss him dearly and would like to offer my sincere condolences to Janet, John and David, his beautiful grandchildren as well as to his brothers and sisters and in particular to my dear mother Mary who was so close to PJ and loved him dearly.

PJ, enjoy those fags with Baubie up there, pass on my best to her and toast a beautiful life you made for yourself. You have a lot to look back at with pride.
All our love
David, Angie and Kate

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Bernice Barrington donated £42.28 in memory of Patrick

Hope this helps in some small way for people and their families faced with sepsis

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Bernice Barrington wrote

Uncle PJ, I can’t believe you’re gone. One of my earliest memories is of waking up to find that you and Janet has arrived home on holidays from England - I was bashful at first but then very happy to be with you. That feeling of being happy in your company never left me. Anytime I met you in recent years you reminded so much of my beloved grandmother and I found it to be such a lovely thing that she lived on through you, not just in looks but in personality. Just like her, you were kind, gentle, chatty, a tiny bit bold (especially when it came to cigarettes!) and you were as devoted to your children as she had been to hers. As I look at your photo I can still hear your voice, your chuckle; picture you walking. I have a thousand memories of the moments we were all together as a family, in ireland and the UK. Though you’re gone from this world all that love is still here and will remain infinitely. Safe travels my dear uncle, Ar dheis De go raibh d’anam. Bernice, Brian, Lily, Luke and Evie xx

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Claire Nicholl donated £42.27 in memory of Patrick

In loving memory of PJ. Claire and Fergal xxx

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Claire Nicholl wrote

PJ was a wonderful uncle and I have such great memories of his annual trips to Ireland which were the highlight of the year. He was always so interested in everything his nieces and nephews were doing and we could chat about anything. He was his mothers son and he was the kindest and most good natured man, not to mention great craic. I used to love hear him whistling (badly 😂) a tune in the mornings. He will always be in our hearts and he will be greatly missed. Xxx

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Natalie Davenport donated £20 in memory of Patrick

PJ was such a lovely man & great character. I remember him singing Wild Rover at Rob & Jonny’s wedding - very entertaining! RIP PJ XXX

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Dot Potter wrote

What a wonderful person PJ was, a real gentleman and family man. Always there for everyone. So grateful to have know him and being part of his family life over the years. Will miss you but the wonderful memories I have and the laughs we had together will always be with me. 🙏🏻🥰

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Tom McDonnell wrote

R.I.P PJ. After mass I used to stand outside with PJ to have a smoke and general chit chat. He used to love his Formula 1 motor racing and also a bit of politics. He was always extremely proud of his family and especially his granddaughter before Hamish arrived. Despite recently being quite often in pain he was still cheerful and humorous. It is not the same without him. Deepest sympathy to all his family, Tom McDonnell

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Wendy & Andy Garrett Garrett donated £30 in memory of Patrick

So sorry to hear of Paddy's passing and have very fond memories of him at Rob & Jonny's wedding. Sending love and hugs to all Paddy's family and friends and well done for writing such a lovely obituary. Wendy & Andy G xx

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Chantal St John-bell donated £50 in memory of Patrick

I always loved meeting you and Janet over the years, from when I first met Jon at Airtours to just a few years ago at Robbie and Jons place in Bedford. You always greeted me with a big smile and so much warmth, I will remember you with a great fondness. I could see how proud you were of Jon and everything he achieved, he was obviously a chip off the old block!

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Sara Last donated £30 in memory of Patrick

To a wonderful man. Part of my childhood and many happy memories. ❤️

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Loraine Mulligan wrote

PJ was a wonderful uncle, someone I loved and who was very much part of my childhood formation. He had an understated presence and it was always reassuring having him around because he helped make the house happy. He and mum and Nana Brogan would chat for hours and PJ would joke and have fun with me as I came in and out of conversations.

I was always so grateful for the bond PJ had with my mum, I think it has helped keep her sane! She enjoyed PJ’s company and phone calls so much - they always lifted her day. Knowing that their friendship was rock solid meant a lot to me and all the family. PJ was someone mum turned to for a bit of cheer but also if she needed support. He was always there for her. Dad also had great time for PJ and looked forward to his visits.

I was so delighted that PJ was at my wedding. Conor thought he was a gentleman and lovely company too. We also remember dancing away into the small hours at John’s wedding with PJ and David - such fun and special memories.

I will miss PJ very much. I know it will be really tough for Janet, David and John. I send all my love and support.

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Loraine Mulligan donated £86.01 in memory of Patrick

I’m so sad PJ is gone. I never remember him complaining about aches and pains, though I know he suffered from arthritis. He always kept the sunny side out and made others smile. I hope the sepsis foundation’s work can uncover continually better treatments.

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Janet Brogan donated £100 in memory of Patrick

To my darling husband, I will miss you very much and I will be lost without you 😞💔. R.I.P. Your loving wife Janet xx❤️

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John Brogan-Taylor donated £100 in memory of Patrick

R.I.P. my beloved Dad. May this donation help others in your memory. ❤️ You lit up our lives…..may your massive personality continue to shine up there! We love and miss you so so much. 😞💔 Your ever loving Son John and Son-In-Law Rob. ❤️❤️

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