Patrick Currivan
Inquisitive Voyager

Patrick Currivan was intensely curious, which made him a wonderful traveler. "Whatever chance he got he quizzed people," said Kathy Marshall, a neighbor who visited Egypt with him. "He really delved into their understanding and knowledge of their own country, where they were and who they were, and he constantly asked questions. And if you were smart, you stood around and waited to hear the answers."

He had traveled extensively on the Silk Route and in Syria, and was particularly interested in the richness of Islamic culture, visiting mosque after mosque in Cairo, said Ms. Marshall's husband, Paul.

Mr. Currivan, 52, a vice president at Atos-Euronext, was born in Ireland and had moved about a decade ago from Paris to Winchester, Mass. He was on Flight 11. His friend John Adamson remembers Mr. Currivan as a gifted talker. "He would drop a well-chosen phrase or word into a conversation, then stand back and watch the effect with a big twinkle in his eye."

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on May 19, 2002.


Patrick Currivan, VP of tech firm, 52

By Globe Staff, 9/27/2001

A memorial Mass will be said tomorrow for Patrick J. Currivan of Winchester and Paris, a vice president of the French information technology firm AtosEuronext.

Mr. Currivan died Sept. 11 when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. He was 52. He was born in Dublin, where he graduated from Trinity College.

He was employed by Honeywell Bull in Paris and Bull Integris in Billerica until 1994, when he joined Shaw Data. He was senior vice president of technology at Shaw until 1999, when he left the company to travel.

He crisscrossed the Atlantic several times to visit friends in the United States and Ireland, and also visited China before joining AtosEuronext last year.

He leaves a brother, Daniel, and a sister, Helen Reed, both of Ireland.

The memorial Mass will be said at 7 p.m. in St. Eulalia Church in Winchester.

Published by Newsday on Sep. 13, 2001.
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Rest in Peace Patrick. We were coworkers in Honeywell Bull in Paris. It is hard to think that so many years have passed since this tragic day.
Michael Shanahan
Coworker
September 27, 2021
I only met him twice - I knew his father better - but so sad to hear of his fate. R.I.P. Paddy
David Nuttall
Acquaintance
September 11, 2021
Remembering PJ who was always so kind to me, remembering our travels in London and around the west of Ireland, fifty years ago. I still find it hard to believe that you were in that plane at that time.
Ivy Bannister
Friend
September 11, 2021
Remembering Patrick when we worked together in Bull Paris... Will never forget you ! MFC
Marie-France COLOMBELLI
Coworker
September 8, 2021
Remembering Patrick on the 20th anniversary of 9/11...
Cindy Roe
September 5, 2021
I will always remember Patrick
Paul van Raalten
Coworker
September 11, 2019
Wonderfull times in Paris and Amsterdam
Paul van Raalten
September 11, 2017
Prayers
Joseph Damiano
September 11, 2016
bella b
September 11, 2014
Rembering Patrick at the 9/11 Memorial museum. From another Synge street boy
John Bell
May 26, 2014
bella b
September 12, 2013
I am a distant relative of Patrick and I only met him once although we both lived our youth in Dublin. I've loooked in on this site over the years but only tonight felt that I could write a comment. My memory of Patrick was of a very bright-eyed, intelligent and polite young man of about 22 years of age. His father, also called Patrick, had a camera shop in Dublin and Patrick was 'standing in' to help out in the shop. I was there to buy some film, photography being a strong point of the Currivans. Patrick seems to have been very successful in life, not just in his career but in his relationships with others. The more I have learned about Patrick, the more I see the similarities between us, especially in the love of food, wine and travel. Rest in Peace, Patrick.
Michael
September 7, 2013
Repose en Paix Patrick.

Je me souviens encore, la plupart des gens étaient parti mangé et toi tu viens dans nos bureaux et... tu nous as dit en plaisantant : "mais il n'y a personne qui travaille ?"

Oui, le temps passe mais les souvenirs sont toujours présents.
M.
M R
August 20, 2013
May the remembrance of him never fade away.
Joyce
July 15, 2013
On the eve of 9/11 I want to send out a message to the friends and family of Patrick. We will never forget that day and we will forever honor the memory of all the loved ones lost on the tragic day. Much love from Texas
Del Newberry
September 10, 2012
I am doing a project and would like to light a candle for this man of great character traits
Sarah Harman
September 10, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of this man. September 11th had such an impact on each and every person alive. I truly draw comfort fromt he bible that gives me much hope for the future. I hope that the scriptures will help you as well...My heartfelt condolence.
September 8, 2012
Hello pat I don't remember meeting you if I ever did but I just want to let you know that my name is mark hickey and my granny is Sheila Fogarty or as you would've known her as Sheila Currivan RIP buddy
Mark Hickey
February 14, 2012
In remembrance of Patrick. I think of him often and the good times we had in Paris, skiing in the Alps and crossing the western US states. I wasn't able to come to the funeral in Paris and have regretted not having been able to pull strings to be at the funeral ever since.
My thoughts are with you still Patrick and now 10 years later.
My thoughts go out to his family as well who have lost a dear and truly unique man.
September 12, 2011
Une pensée pour toi Patrick en cette date qui me rapelle les moments passés avec toi. Reposes en paix.
Marc Verwilghen
September 12, 2011
The Currivan Family,

We wrote in 2002 but today we wanted to reach out to you again. This weekend Patrick was remembered in our church blessings. We hope that you have found solace from the humor and joie de vivre that Patrick, had which was infectious. May God Bless you all and we know that Patrick is toasting us all.
Liz and Larry Vaughan
September 11, 2011
Thinking of you from our Shaw Data, Barings days.
Kevin Lee
September 11, 2011
May you rest in peace Patrick.
Thérèse Schauenburg
September 11, 2011
I am watching the reading of the names. Patrick was my boss at SunGard.
Cliff Youse
September 11, 2011
Remembering Paddy and all those who loved him.

Eileen Mitchell,Chicago
September 11, 2011
Especially today, 9/11, my thoughts go to you, Patrick, and all others whose life ended on that day... We will never forget you... Marie-france
Marie-France Colombelli
September 11, 2011
I remember "PJ" from Synge St CBS and from Trinity - sympathy to Helen & Dan - from ClemMcGann
September 10, 2011
To the family and friends of Patrick Currivan:
Patrick will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not allow those we lost on 9/11 be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.
Peggy Childers
August 24, 2011
OH my, I knew Patrick from Bull Paris.

Very sad, a really fun guy (he was Irish after all)
paul moore
September 22, 2010
Ce n'est qu'aujourd'hui que j'apprends que Patrick nous a quittés le 11 sept 2001. J'avais travaillé avec lui chez Bull dans les années 70-80 et j'en garde un bon souvenir. Un collègue charmant, très cultivé et qui nous faisait faire des progrès en "Anglais",... à nous les Français,... en échange il adorait qu'on lui apprenne des expressions typiques, qu'il ressortait à ses amis... Où que tu sois maintenant, Patrick, nous ne t'oublions pas.
Marie-France Colombelli
August 20, 2010
I have seen many pictures of people who left us on 9 / 11. The photo of Mr. Currivan seemed that a man was happy and fun. I hope someday to travel as he did and enjoy every minute of life.
Bye Mr. Currigan.
J.M. López
March 25, 2010
Une pensée pour Patrick que j'ai eu la chance de rencontrer lors de réunions au sein d'AtosEuronext. Thanks for all!
Marc Verwilghen
September 10, 2009
Have great memories of Patrick in the 1970s coming over from Paris to England to give us all the latest information on GCOS64/GCOS 7 .

Partying into the night at Birmingham University a true professional IT consultant

RIP
John Bacon
September 10, 2009
I just found out you are my cousin, Patrick. I am so very sorry I never had the chance to meet and know you, but please be assured I will never ever forget you. We are related through the White Family.
Rest in Peace, Patrick.
Mary Bastian
April 7, 2008
Happy Birthday!!!
Doug Abraham
September 28, 2007
Pastrick, Today 28th September would have been your birthday. We remember fondly your great 50th birtday party in Pond Street where the champagne never ran out and a terrific time was had by all in attendance
Helen, Martin, Dan, Mike and Emma are together in Dublin today and as always you are never far from our thoughts.

Helen Currivan (Redden)
Helen Redden
September 28, 2007
Patrick,
I think of you often. May you rest in peace.
Susan McLaughlin
September 11, 2007
In memory....
P Tabbernor
June 4, 2007
I guess somewhere down the line we are related. Sep 11th is a day I still think about and get very emotional about. One of the worst days I have ever experienced..
May you Rest in Peace and God Bless your loved ones left behind
Glenda Currivan
April 6, 2007
As I cross-stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
Kristine
October 31, 2006
I think of you every day and still miss you so much. Dan, Martin and I remembered you with fine champagne on 28th September 2006 which would have been your birthday. I know you would approve.
Helen Currivan Redden
October 3, 2006
I think of Patrick often as I used to work with him at Shaw Data. He will always be in my prayers.
Tony Zagarino
September 11, 2006
Still thinking about you and the interesting discussions and laughs we had within AtosEuronext Amsterdam. Deeply missed but not forgotten.
Lex Kiewiet (AtosEuronext)
September 11, 2006
May you rest in peace, we will never forget that awful day.
George Currivan (jnr)
May 5, 2006
my name is Darren Peck.I would like to let Patrick freinds and family know that I had the honor of riding my motorcycle in the Arizona patriots parade with over 7200 motocycles some of us wore a bracelet with the name of some one that lost there life 9/11/01,I had the bracelet with Patricks name.feel free to E mail if you would like to hear more.
Darren Peck
October 23, 2002
My husband and I had the great good fortune to share many a memorable moment in Patrick's company. We met Patrick through his dear friend John Cunnell. I wear a bracelet with Patrick's name on it, and say a prayer for his happy Irish soul whenever I put it on. My heart goes out to all of Patrick's family and friends. We really miss his smile and wit. Donna and Jim Hamer
Donna Hamer
September 16, 2002
May God grant eternal rest on Patrick and all of those who died on September 11, 2001. I never new Patrick, but i recieved a bracelet with his name and age on it, and was asked to pray for him and his family. All of the Currivans will remain in my prayers; MAY GOD BLESS PATRICK, and GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Love,
Megan
Megan
September 12, 2002
We only knew Patrick briefly through the Trinity College Boston Alumni organization. On thing that came through was Patrick's zest for life and fun. Our sympathy is with his family. God Bless.
Elizabeth/Larry Vaughan
September 11, 2002
My husband, Hank and I were fortunate enough to get to know Patrick when he was with Shaw Data, back in 1995. He was a delightful, interested and extremely bright person. We always liked Pat and have thought of him often throughout this past year. We will continue to cherish the laughs we shared with him.

Our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and neighbors.

Karen and Hank Morgan
Karen Morgan
September 10, 2002
Patrick Currivan may your soul rest in peace. we may are not americans, nor french but we live in this world and we hurt the same. i am completely sad for your loss. see you in heaven.
george bari
August 17, 2002
MAY THE BEAUTIFUL SOUL OF PATRICK CURRIVAN AND THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFULLY DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE..MAY JESUS AND ST.PATRICK GREET YOU AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN...AMEN
June 3, 2002
i was shocked to find a currivan in the death list of sept 11 2001.
iam from scotland and i believe in someway that we are related, i had never met him, i think my grandfather did, he goes down in the history book not as a victim, but as a HERO.

GOD BLESS AND REST IN PEACE !
michael currivan
April 2, 2002
Like anyone who has had a good friend we feel fortunate our paths crossed Patrick Currivan's. With his generous nature he greatly enriched the lives of everyone he blessed with his friendship.
Ed and Jean Cataldo
February 10, 2002
To see the Currivan name on the list was a huge shock to the Currivan family in Dublin, although we never met, Patrick, you will be deeply missed by all that knew you and also knew of you.

May you rest in peace!
David Currivan
January 30, 2002
What a numbing shock to see our own last name on that terrible list. I know of another Patrick Currivan who died as a small child and is buried in a cemetery in Brooklyn, with the remains of my father-in-law: Gene Currivan and our own first born: Mary Currivan and others from our family. We send you our prayers, our sympathy...be at peace.
Bruce & Annamaria Currivan
January 20, 2002
To the family of Patrick Currivan: May God Bless and keep you all. I really am at a loss of words but you surely must know that this tragedy has affected us all as we feel such profound grief. Patrick is in heaven with God. That is our only consolation.
Maria Dakis
January 13, 2002
We are very sorry for your loss of Patrick. May his life and love live on in you. May warm memories of times shared lighten the sorrow in your hearts. Our hearts cry with you.
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
January 12, 2002

I had the pleasure to call Patrick friend and neighbor since 1991.
He was a man of the world. He loved fine wines, fine food and travel. Patrick was known for his cooking and his marvelous parties. He loved the arts and sports. He loved to trek across Europe whether by train or by horseback on his annual weeklong sojourn across the French countryside. He had a passion for skiing in the Alps. He loved classical music and theater but most of all he had the Irish gift to talk and connect to a wide variety of people. His network of personal friends spanned the globe.

Patrick had a masterful command of English. He was articulate and expressive. He was equally fluent in French and Spanish.

His last two vacations were to the pyramids of Egypt and to western China. Patrick would take the time to research the complete history of any area he was visiting. He would return with so much history and knowledge of the native peoples. Friends would gather in Winchester after his journeys to learn and discuss the cultures he had visited.

He had a wonderful hidden side. He would quietly send inancial aide to missions in Third World places. If you needed a friend to talk to, to guide you he would sense your need and begin to call you regularly to be sure all was
well. And I KNOW that he was falling in love with America. He dreamed of
settling here. This was to be his home. He loved this country and her people.

I shall miss him very much. On this journey we were teaching each other, gathering acorns
of trust mixed with learning and topped with fun. The personal enrichment and caring he left with me shall always be a bright beacon in my life.

Marcia Russell
Marcia Russell
January 8, 2002
My best friend gave me a mercy band for Christmas. The name on it is Patrick Currivan, AA #11. I have worn it proudly every day. Even though I will never get the chance to know Patrick personally, I will think of him everyday. I pray that he will know somehow that he did not die in vain and that he will always be remembered by someone who never had the chance to meet him.
Pat Wilson
December 28, 2001
Your co-workers from Atos Ods Origin in Madrid, Spain, will not forget you.
Rest in peace, Patrick.
Co-worker from Madrid
December 13, 2001
YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND REMEMBER YOU DIDNT DIE IN VAIN.
JOYCE GUINN
November 16, 2001
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU ALL.MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
PATRICK MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
Barbara Bolin
September 26, 2001
America will never forget you my friend. Rest In Peace
Proud American
September 25, 2001
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