HASHEM Pat, lifelong resident of Saugus and North Revere, died suddenly at the age of 48. Pat had been in recovery for a year and a half and was extremely proud of this accomplishment. Pat died of a Heroin overdose during a brief lapse in his sobriety on Tuesday August 5, 2014. Pat was born in Saugus to the late Edward and Marie Hashem, who later moved to North Revere. Pat graduated from Revere High in 1984. He was driven by his passion for music, which created many lifelong friendships in his teenage years that still remain today. Pat is survived by his two sons, Patrick Jr. of Saugus (26) and Christian (6) of Haverhill. He also is survived by his three brothers, Michael of Danvers, John of Haverhill, and Edward of Springvale Maine. Pat is survived by many relatives from the Bell and Hamilton families of Southie and the Hashem’s of Saugus. Over the years and throughout the struggles caused by his disease, Pat’s love for Youth Hockey was the one constant that always brought him back to his family and friends. This started with Patrick Jr’s participation in Saugus Youth Hockey and continued throughout High School. Pat had recently enrolled his youngest CJ in learn to skate and was looking forward to future games with him. The rink was Pat’s safe place and he would attend every game he could no matter whose kid was on the ice. Over his lifetime, he cultivated hundreds of friendships, each special in its’ own way. These friends were more often than not his love and support through good times and bad. Patrick Jr’s mother, Dawn Lever Gaffney and her entire family had been a saving grace for not only Pat but all of the Hashem’s over the years. Dawn’s son Matthew Gaffney, was like a son to Pat and gave him strength with more hockey to support. Visiting hours will be held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home 549 Lincoln Avenue, SAUGUS, Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. For directions and condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com. In lieu of flowers the family wants donations to be made to the Patrick Hashem Memorial Fund via Saugus Anti Drug Coalition c/o Saugus Federal Credit Union. Charitable contributions will be dedicated to a scholarship in Pat’s name along with addiction education and prevention in hopes of preventing future tragedies. There will be a fundraiser September 13 held at the Elks Grove in Saugus 12pm - 5pm - Live Music and Raffles.
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Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home
549 Lincoln Avenue
Saugus, MA 01906
Published in Boston Herald on Aug. 10, 2014