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Michael Pate Jr.

He Did It His Way, Hoo-Hah!

Michael Pate Jr., loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, known affectionately as "Poppi", died August 8, 2016 at home in Bonita Springs, Florida.  He was 76.

Michael was born in Pawtucket, R.I., the youngest of 4 children. He grew up in Providence, R.I. with his older brother Anthony and twin sisters Gerri and Joan. He served in the United States Air Force as a Parachute Rigger.  He dedicated his professional life to the retail industry where his astute business sense, keen eye, and winning ways with people made him an indispensable and valued member of every team.  He devoted his personal life to his family and friends.  They were the driving spirit that gave him much joy and happiness.  He was an accomplished cook who delighted in cooking scrumptious meals for family and friends alike.

On any given weekend, he could be found in front of the T.V. taking in one of his favorite teams, the K.C. Chiefs, or the World Champion K.C. Royals, and Boston Red Sox.  But his favorite spectator sport of all was golf!  Michael was an avid golfer who never ceased in his pursuit for the perfect golf game.  The opportunity to attend the Masters Golf Championship in Augusta, GA was one of the highlights of his life.

Visitation with a rosary will be held Saturday, September 3, at 9:00 AM followed by mass at 10:30 AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roeland Park, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Children's Mercy Pediatric Cancer Center Fund in his honor.

Please visit: Michael Pate Memorial Fund



Michael was born in Pawtucket, R.I. to Michael & Virginia Pate.



When they were young...Michael, his brother Anthony, and twin sisters Gerri & Joan


And all grown-up...


Brotherly love.....


Double the love....


I like to ride my bicycle, I like to ride my bike....


A man, his wheels, and LEGS!





Proudly He Served






Poppi doing his Mario Bros. impersonation!


Me and Daddy-O at Michelino's 40th Birthday Party


Michael Pate Jr.
Memorial
  • interests

    Golfing
    Boston Red Sox
    theater
    traveling
    Family
    Reading
    Cooking & Grilling
    KC Royals
    PT Cruisers
    Frank Sinatra
    Music
    Cats & Dogs
    KC Chiefs

  • born

    May 23, 1940
    Pawtucket, Rhode Island

  • family

    Rebecca Pate, Spouse / Partner
    Michael Pate Sr. (d.), Parent
    Virginia Pate (d.), Parent
    Anthony Pate (d.), Sibling
    Joan Nero (d.), Sibling
    Sandrina Pate (d.), Spouse / Partner
    James Pate (d.), Child
    Melissa Pate Underwood, Child
    Tony Underwood, Son-in-Law
    Tracy Hennessy, Child
    John Hennessy, Son-in-Law
    Brian Pate, Child
    Christy Pate, Daughter-in-Law
    Steven Round, Child
    Cindy Round, Daughter-in-Law
    Michael Lammers Pate, Child
    Stacy Pate, Daughter-in-Law
    Hannah Kroenke, Grandchild
    Samantha Gabbert, Grandchild
    Michael Reilley, Grandchild
    Ritney Reilley, Grandchild
    Paul Matthew Reilley, Grandchild
    Briauna Jarvis, Grandchild
    Gabrielle Carpenter, Grandchild
    Samuel Pate, Grandchild
    Nicholas Pate, Grandchild
    Matthew Pate, Grandchild
    Lily Round, Grandchild
    Noah Pate, Grandchild
    Sara Pate, Grandchild
    Morgan Hennessy, Grandchild
    Mara Hennessy, Grandchild
    Silas Reilley, Great Grandchild
    Willa Reilley, Great Grandchild
    Camden White, Great Grandchild
    Emma White, Great Grandchild

  • died

    Aug 8, 2016
    Bonita Springs, Florida

Michael Pate Jr.
Memorial
  • interests

    Golfing
    Boston Red Sox
    theater
    traveling
    Family
    Reading
    Cooking & Grilling
    KC Royals
    PT Cruisers
    Frank Sinatra
    Music
    Cats & Dogs
    KC Chiefs

  • born

    May 23, 1940
    Pawtucket, Rhode Island

  • family

    Rebecca Pate, Spouse / Partner
    Michael Pate Sr. (d.), Parent
    Virginia Pate (d.), Parent
    Anthony Pate (d.), Sibling
    Joan Nero (d.), Sibling
    Sandrina Pate (d.), Spouse / Partner
    James Pate (d.), Child
    Melissa Pate Underwood, Child
    Tony Underwood, Son-in-Law
    Tracy Hennessy, Child
    John Hennessy, Son-in-Law
    Brian Pate, Child
    Christy Pate, Daughter-in-Law
    Steven Round, Child
    Cindy Round, Daughter-in-Law
    Michael Lammers Pate, Child
    Stacy Pate, Daughter-in-Law
    Hannah Kroenke, Grandchild
    Samantha Gabbert, Grandchild
    Michael Reilley, Grandchild
    Ritney Reilley, Grandchild
    Paul Matthew Reilley, Grandchild
    Briauna Jarvis, Grandchild
    Gabrielle Carpenter, Grandchild
    Samuel Pate, Grandchild
    Nicholas Pate, Grandchild
    Matthew Pate, Grandchild
    Lily Round, Grandchild
    Noah Pate, Grandchild
    Sara Pate, Grandchild
    Morgan Hennessy, Grandchild
    Mara Hennessy, Grandchild
    Silas Reilley, Great Grandchild
    Willa Reilley, Great Grandchild
    Camden White, Great Grandchild
    Emma White, Great Grandchild

  • died

    Aug 8, 2016
    Bonita Springs, Florida