Patrick J. English
Patrick J. English of Manomet, died on July 8 at Life Care Center at the age of 62. Son of the late Lester V. and Mary L. (Lennon), Patrick graduated from Sacred Heart in Kingston and served in the U.S Navy. He worked as Santa Claus at Downtown Crossing in Boston and participated in the Christmas Parade for 15 years. He also played the role of King Richard at King Richards Faire in Carver for seven years. Patrick performed in several theater companies in Boston and all over New England and worked as a caregiver at a residential house in Boston for adults with behavioral health and developmental disabilities for the Vinfen Corporation. Brother of Lee English of VT, Meg English of Saugus, Frank Paco English of FL, Jane Stiles of Plymouth, Miriam ONeal of Plymouth, Anne English of AZ, Colette Kraatz of CO, Pauline English of Westport, Jim English of Manomet, Nick English of Sydney, Australia; Rosie English Sampson of NH and Kathleen Plante of Manomet. The favorite uncle of many nieces and nephews; he is also survived by many aunts, uncles and extended family. He was also the brother of the late Mary Patricia English. Visiting hours will be held at the Richard Davis Funeral Home, 619 State Rd., (Rte. 3A), Plymouth (Manomet) on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations in his memory be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108 or at On-line condolences may be made at

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We will miss you Santa!
August 16, 2011
Our condolences to your family for the loss of Patrick. We hold dear our memories of our time living in Manomet and your family was such a big part of those wonderful times. Bless you all.
Kandy Lydon
August 7, 2011
What a shame, he had such great prescence. I am sorry for your loss - and ours.
Rodney Doherty
July 30, 2011
Kevin Durant
July 26, 2011
We shared a relentlessly rich landscape
of childhood and adolescence,
bordered by Crescent & Vinal Avenues,exceptional parents, and brothers and sisters everywhere.
Same school, Bus 5 with Aime Bolduc,
Your Dad at St. Bonaventure's,standing by a small sign: "Seat Offering 25 Cents" - and quiet rides to Plymouth in a P&B bus on on summer mornings -how gracious, Sundays after Mass in your Mother's kitchen, battered beige cards printed to prompt responses in phonetic Latin, Phil and Joe, Lisa Jean's & Ruth Ann's,
to the North,the Blue Hills - to the East, morning walking the waters of Cape Cod Bay - baptizing each day.

Patrick, this just to say
that of all the noise the 60's made,
these are the colors of the sounds that stayed.
Younger, we learned from you - and knew if someone so big could be so nice, then we could too.
Wherever you stood, you were always taller (especially getting off the bus,your right hand quick to that chromed pole) but mostly, you were good. Thank you, Musikman,for the notes you hit,the palette you carried, and the roles you played in this and other 'plays'. Peace be with you - and here's hoping the Resurrection is a curtain call for all, and for some, a chance to reprise...

Bill - on behalf of the Rizos
Bill Rizos
July 18, 2011
My condolences to the wonderful English Family. I remember you all with fondness and prayer.
Beverly (Pike) Sullivan
July 17, 2011
the King is dead. Good night Patrick. working with you was a wonderful time. you will always be the King. say Hi to Bodge
Maxine Teixeira
July 15, 2011
I remember Patrick as the big brother to the huge English family and I remember him as the King and I also remember him as always being a kind person who actually knew who I was in my family even tho many years ago our families knew each other ( I always picture him laughing). My condolences to the families and Patrick will always be remember fondly. Michael Karklin Sr from the Philippines
Michael Karklin
July 14, 2011
My high school friend, while we may have lost touch, I never stopped thinking of you. Rest in peace, my condolences to your family who will now go on without you.
Steve Kenealy
July 14, 2011
My dearest friend you were the grand oak with the canopy that sheltered us from the madness of the world. We all loved you, your voice, your laughter and your patience. Rest on my friend we will meet and dance together again.
Ross Clay
Ross Clay
July 14, 2011
I am so very sorry to hear of Pat's passing. We knew each other through Bay Players and became true friends. He regaled us with many stories of his enormous and wonderful family. May his hearty, joyous, and infectious laugh be heard once again by the mother he loved.
Leslie MacCardell
July 13, 2011
Katheleen & the English Family -

I am truly sorry to hear of your loss, I do remember Patrick as King Richard and allways got a kick out of him, I also remember a a kid that I was wowed about how Big he was bigger than life to me, Please keep the faith and all the good Memories in your hearts, his laughter will remain with all
Your In my thoughts and prayers
Barbara Reardon
July 13, 2011
My prayers and condolences!!
"King".......He will be greatly missed!
Shdryl Bravo
July 13, 2011
I will miss Patrick's booming voice and great personality! He is the TRUE King of KRF and he made sure to engage EVERYONE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU WORKED OR WHOM YOU WERE to participate in our lovely Carvershire! He even "knighted" me Lady Diva of Wax! I miss him when I walk on site at KRF and I will miss him even more now! At least I take solace in knowing that he and the True Queen of KRF, Bodge, are singing ang laughing on the next plane with no pain and sorrow, only joy!
Cheryl Simmons
July 13, 2011
"A King is dead! Another master mind
Is summoned from the world-wide council hall.
Ah, for some seer, to say what links behind--
To read the mystic writing on the wall!" Charles Kingsley 1865
This quote just seemed fitting to me. My sympathies to all of Patrick's family and loved ones. May memories of him bring you comfort as memories of him have brought joy to so many over the years.
Rachel Walsh-Mattson
July 13, 2011
Sending my condolences to the family. He will be missed by many.
Christine Wood
July 12, 2011
Sending prayers and sympathy to Patrick ,s family. We remember them all and parents too. Patrick was such fun to watch as King Richard. He will be missed. Albert and Joyce Malaguti
July 12, 2011
My heart goes out to his family and friends. He was such a vibrant, generous, caring man. I will always remember his booming laugh and welcoming smile.
Rebecca Kovar
July 12, 2011
So sorry to hear about Patrick's passing. He was such a wonderful man and so kind to our family. I will always remember his hearty laugh. We will miss you.
Ursula Roxin-Dixon
July 12, 2011
My condolensces to his family and friends. He was a man of great humor and heart. Merry meet again.
Tim Danielson
July 12, 2011
So sorry to hear of Patrick's passing, He was a dear sweet man and always a pleasure to work with,, my prayers are with his family,
Marina Re
July 12, 2011
My condolensces to his family and friends. Patrick was such a kind and wonderful man who always brought a smile to everyones face. You will be missed. Rest in Peace.~Yvette M. Kelley
Yvette Kelley
July 12, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. Patrick was always such a kind man. My thoughts are with you.
Susan O'Neal
July 12, 2011
Our sympathies to Patrick's family and friends. He will always be, to us, the regal King Richard to the lovely Queen Katherine .... may they sing together once again.
Sandy Walker
July 12, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I remember many great summers at Old Colony Theatre and Priscilla Beach Theatre with Pat and Paco and meeting the rest of the English Family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rest in Peace Pat.
Jinnie Ryan Walsh
July 12, 2011
My condolences to the family & friends. Patrick lives large in my memories of KRF. Always a twinkle in his eyes, great with the kids & adults alike. He was & still is my King. Everytime I hear 'Wild Thing' I think of him & 'Wild King'. You will be missed & never forgotten. Long live the King!! Jan
Jan Perlmutter
July 11, 2011
Colette Kraatz
July 11, 2011
Patrick inspired me at a very early age to pursue singing and performing. God bless his family, and thank you for sharing such a wonderful person with all of us! May God hold you all in His loving arms. Catherine Preble (aka Kayanna the Bard and Catriona nic Pharlain)
Catherine Preble
July 11, 2011
I knew him as tall dark and silent as the Indian in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest Patrick loose these earthly bonds and fly free Lars Loveridge Bay Player - Open Door and Dancing Fool
Larry Loveridge
July 11, 2011
Uncle Pat, you were so special to all of us. I will miss your stories you told and Santa every Christmas Eve. I will always hear your birthday songs on my birthdays for ever.
Love you- your niece,
Merin English
Merin English
July 11, 2011
It took someone very special to play both Richard the Lionhearted and Santa Claus. Patrick, you did this with ease and aplomb!
M. Kearney
July 11, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about Patrick's passing. He was a great performer, and my most vivid memory of him will always be when he would stop to bow to a young princess, or to dub a young knight.
Tom Epstein
July 11, 2011
God Bless You Patrick. My love and heartfelt sympathy to the English Family. Special hugs to my long time friend;Annie
Robin Rand Anderson
Portland, Me.
July 11, 2011
My good friend Patrick. You were there for so many people, myself included. We've lost a stand up man here on Earth for sure, but Heaven has gained an angel to watch over us. See you again one day
Jashawn Kitchens
July 11, 2011
Godspeed, old friend. You will always be the true King.
Dean Thompson
July 11, 2011
Patrick, you touched so many lives in so many different ways. I am glad for the time I knew you and shared a part of your life. Rest in peace. Warm thoughts to your family. Jen O'Connor
Jen O'Connor
July 11, 2011
You were my only king. Your voice and presence will greatly missed by many.
Sean Chatham
July 11, 2011
Goodnight, my king, rest well, my friend.
Angus MacTavish
July 11, 2011
We will miss our Faire King, for he brought with him the ideals of a gentle person and had a smile for so many on long rainy days. May peace be with him and his family now. TombStone & Amethyst KRF
July 11, 2011
God save the King! He was a friend, and working with him was the greatest learning experience of my life, He will be missed on so many levels, it is truly a sad day for all who knew him! RIP Patrick, King to so many of us!
Michael Paolucci
July 11, 2011
There are a flood of memories coming to my mind as I remember Patrick. He was a gentle giant who could not help but make an impression or touch a heart. Myself and my family send our sincerest sympathy to the English family, which includes those both related by blood and by friendship. Good night, Sweet Prince.
Frank Dixon
July 11, 2011
Patrick, thanks for the magic! I'll always remember working with you at KRF. Your absence will be keenly felt, as will your enduring kindness. Kevin Stillwell
Kevin Stillwell
July 11, 2011
Most sincere condolences to the English family. Patrick was a big man with a great heart. I cherish the time working with him at King Richards Faire. He is well loved and will never be forgotten.
John McNiff
July 11, 2011
You will always be my King. I will miss that twinkle you always had in your eye, and I will miss hearing you sing. Rest now, and know you were well loved.
Jami Masalsky
July 11, 2011
Heidi Condon
July 11, 2011
My King! I am so sad to hear of this. Now you and Bodge along with Ray can reign together. We sang, acted, loved and cried together. My condolences to your family and friends. There are so many who love you. You will be missed. Long live “Wild King!”
Heidi Condon
July 11, 2011
Sincere sympathy and prayers for the family from another former teacher and friend from Sacred Heart High School.
Sister Marjorie Nickel
July 11, 2011
Brother, friend, so loved. Our own personal (and very best) Santa, bonfire singer extrodinarre and the only "King" regardless of how many follow in your crown. As an adolescent I thought you were larger than life, as an adult I realize that's how you chose to live your life. You will be so very missed and always remembered. All my love to my extended sisters & brothers in the English family, Holly
Holly Edwards Decker
July 11, 2011
To all of the English Family, Our deepest sorry and condolences. He was a very special man. The King is dead, Long live the King. Yours very respectfully and lovingly. Bob and Judi Rand
July 11, 2011
My condolences to family and friends. Patrick will be greatly missed by all those who worked with him at Vinfen - a truly memorable man who was liked by all who met him.
-Jon Murphy (Boston, MA)
July 11, 2011
So sorry for your loss

Myrna &Cliff Blethen
July 11, 2011
i have many fond memories of Patrick at home, in Plymouth Players, and at the faire. What a great person.
Henry Castonguay
July 11, 2011
Many images and happy remembrances of Patrick are easily recalled He sang a leading role in the Mikado, played Basketball, though big and tall, a commanding figure, he was the soul of kindness and gentleness. And his smile was always welcoming. Great asset in heaven.
Sister Emma Jean Middendorf, cdp
July 10, 2011
my condolences to the family, especially to Miriam. So sorry to hear of your loss. Patrick was 4? years ahead of me in school and I remember what a good singing voice he had
July 10, 2011
My sincerest condolences. I remember Lester working for Plymouth and Brockton with my late father and the Englishs who attended Sacred Heart. As a fellow alumnus, please know we are thinking of you. Requiescat in Pace
Anthony Fagen
July 10, 2011
A special man has left this earth. God speed Patrick.
Ruth Anne Callahan Short
July 10, 2011
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