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Patrick A. Real

Obituary for Patrick A. Real

August 28, 1938 - November 28, 2016
Rockland, Massachusetts | Age 78


Patrick A. Real, 78 of Rockland died on November 28, 2016 at the Southwood at Norwell Nursing Facility. He was born in Limerick Ireland son of the late John and Josephine (Low) Real. Pat immigrated to the United States in 1967 after having served for several years in Canada as a Missionary.

Settling in Rockland he was employed at the E.T. Wright Shoe Co. in town as a stitcher and later he worked at the Merriman Foundry in Braintree. For 33 years prior to his retirement he worked at Sullivan Tire Co. first at their original location in Rockland and then as a driver and delivery technician, when he retired he was assigned to the company warehouse in W. Bridgewater.

Mr. Real had been a Boy Scout Leader in Rockland and he played soccer in several leagues throughout the South Shore. He was an accomplished amateur accordion player, however his greatest joy came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Priscilla M. (Williams) Real and his sons, Sean P. Real and his wife Marie of Hanson, Brian T. Real and his wife Anne of Fredericksburg, VA, Kevin M. Real and his wife Penny and Christopher J. Real and his longtime companion Vince all of Rockland. He was the brother of Brenda Maloney, Pauline O'Doherty, Noel Real and John Real all of Ireland and the late Theresa Moran, Josephine Fitzgerald and Rose McCallister. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The family welcomes friends and relatives to celebrate his life on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland, from 5:00-8:00PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday Decembere 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Church in Rockland. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery. Donations in Pat's memory can be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 403 Union Street Rockland, MA 02370.

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  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
    403 Union St
    Rockland, MA

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135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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