Patrick E. Germain, 60
WORCESTER - Patrick E. Germain, 60, of Webster and formerly of Worcester, a firefighter
with the Worcester Fire Dept., died Saturday, February 9, 2013 after collapsing while clearing snow at his home.
He leaves his wife, Kelly A. (Goodney) Germain, four children, Sara A. Germain of New York City, Daniel J. Germain and his wife Alison of Auburn, Joseph P. Germain of Worcester and Haley E. Germain of Webster, a stepdaughter, Alyxxandria Carron of Auburn, a godson Michael Callahan of Worcester, and many nieces and nephews. His brother Daniel F. Germain died in 1984.
Pat was born in Worcester, son of the late Daniel J. and Marion J. (Donovan) Germain. He attended Sacred Heart Grammar School, St. Peter's High School and Worcester State College.
Pat was an accomplished three-sport athlete at St. Peter's, achieving All-City awards in baseball and football, and excelling in basketball. He was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998, of which his father Daniel and his nephew Michael Germain are also members.
Pat was appointed a firefighter in the Worcester Fire Dept. on September 14, 1980. He began his career assigned to Engine 16 at the Grove St. Headquarters. He later spent more than 20 years at the Park Ave. Station with Engine 4 and Scope 3. He then transferred to Engine 15 on McKeon Road before joining the Fire Prevention Division at Grove St. a few years ago. Pat worked several years in the Abrasives Division at the Norton Company before becoming a firefighter.
Pat was an avid sportsman, especially enjoying fishing, lakes and oceans, and golf. He liked Hampton Beach in the summer, and traveled widely across the United States. He was occasionally attracted to casinos and recently fulfilled a dream by taking his sons Danny and Joey to Las Vegas.
Calling hours are Thursday, February 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral with Worcester Fire Dept. honors will be held Friday, February 15 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by the Mass at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 600 Cambridge St., Worcester. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat's memory may be made to the
, 20 Speen St., Framingham 01701.