Patrick Oliver Rowland, 82, remembered for his easy humor, loyalty and friendship

CALABASH — Patrick Oliver Rowland, 82, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, with his family at his side. He was the beloved husband to Anne; proud father of Margaret (Frank), Debra, Patrick (Deanna) and Stephen (Carolyn); and loving grandfather to Adrienne, Thomas, Jonathan, Mckenzie, Aubrie, Emma, Patrick and Hailey.

Patrick emigrated from his home in Crossmolina, County Mayo, Ireland, to the United States, but never forgot his Irish roots. He loved the music, the food, and sharing stories of his youth with his children and grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962 and went on to work for Con Edison, retiring in 1998. His retirement travels took him to Ireland and New Zealand to visit family before relocating to Calabash, where he enjoyed spending time with Anne, his friends, fishing and having his family visit.

He was a true gentleman, loved by all. He will be remembered for his easy humor, loyalty, friendship and for all the ways he helped his family and friends.

May he rest in eternal peace.

A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23, at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, Shallotte.

Share online condolences with the family at Brunswick Funeral Service.

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