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Dear Friends of the Patrick Joyce Memorial Fund,

It is so hard to believe that this October 2nd will mark 6 years since Pat suddenly and tragically was taken away from us. Not a day goes by that we don't think about him and wish he were here with us. We miss that smile, that carefree attitude towards life, his love for his family, his love of Tara, Bella & Charlotte, and his love for his nieces and nephews who loved to call him Uncle Pappy. His undying love of friends and his love for it has been said many a time when Pat walked into a room, everyone felt special.

On Friday, October 16th you are invited to share in our annual "Celebration of Life" event - an evening to honor and celebrate Pat and his compelling life. Please join us in celebrating Pat's life in the way in which he loved to celebrate, drinking good wine with good food in good company. We'll enjoy open bar, fine food, and live music at Latitude Bar & Restaurant on 8th Ave bet 47th and 48th St. from 7PM - 11PM, $45 per person at the door.

In the spirit of "Living His Legacy," we have decided to donate all proceeds from this year’s event to The Fordham Prep Basketball Program. The proceeds will be used to defray costs of the Basketball program.

We will never be able to repay the Fordham family for their continued support in carrying on Pat's Legacy. They have honored Pat on numerous occasions and we are eternally grateful. The Patrick S. Joyce Scholarship Endowment was established to provide prospective students with financial difficulties the opportunity to receive the same opportunities provided to Pat so that they too can learn to be "Men for Others."  There are already students attending Fordham Prep and receiving financial aid from the Patrick Joyce Scholarship Fund. That in and of itself is amazing. To learn more, please watch the video below.

In addition to the scholarship, in 2012 Fordham once again honored Pat by inducting him into their “Hall of Honor,” created to recognize illustrious individuals.

The Fordham Prep basketball team will be selling only 300 raffles tickets prior to the event and drawing the winning tickets that night. Please help support by purchasing a ticket and coming out and enjoying a great night.

If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket, please contact Varsity Coach Brian Downey Before October 15th, at 347-996-8846, or via email at

For more information on the event, please contact us at Please remember to visit our page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and like and share! Many, many thanks for your support.


The Patrick Joyce Memorial Fund

The Patrick Joyce Memorial Fund was created by the family and friends of firefighter Patrick Joyce Jr. to serve as a foundation that is committed to preserving his legacy of philanthropy, kindness and generosity.

The primary mission of the fund is to provide financial support to those in need. Pat's goal was always to make a positive difference in the lives of the less fortunate. It is our hope that through these efforts the selfless and generous spirit that Pat possessed will continue to live on..

Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It is what you do for others.
- Danny Thomas